Government of New Brunswick

Brenda Murphy is the former Executive Director of the Saint John Women’s Empowerment Network, an organization she led for more than twenty years.

Ms. Murphy is committed to ending poverty and family violence, and advancing women’s equality. She was nominated as a member of the Gender Equality Network Canada – a network of diverse women leaders from across the country. She was also a member of the National Advisory Council on Poverty and the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Ms. Murphy served three terms as a municipal councillor for the town of Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick.

In addition, Ms. Murphy has volunteered with a variety of organizations, including the Hestia House shelter for women, the Saint John Legal Centre, the Coverdale Centre for Women, and the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation of New Brunswick.

Ms. Murphy lives in Grand Bay-Westfield with her partner Linda Boyle.