BPW Cambridge Member Profiles

Get acquainted with some of our members:

Mary Balfour Mary Balfour

Life Member since 2016
Historian/Archivist and Past Honary President (2015-2019), BPW Cambridge

Mary is a life-long resident of Cambridge. She worked for Gore Mutual from 1966-1991 and at Canadian General Tower from 1994-2002, at which time she retired.  Mary is active in her community as a volunteer for Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge Library and Trillium United Church as well as singing in the Durward Centre Senior's Choir.

Mary has been a member of BPW Cambridge since 1986.

Lin BuxtonLin Buxton

President and Treasurer
Past President (2006-2013),
BPW Cambridge

Drawing on her years of management experience as Vice-President of Finance at North American Automation and owner of First Impressions Consulting, Lin works tirelessly to improve the economic, political and social conditions for women.

A compassionate, courageous and consistent mentor for women, Lin uses her strong leadership skills to “lift women around her to their own levels of personal growth and belief in themselves,” and to maximize their potential and is therefore, “undoubtedly, one of Cambridge’s strongest advocates for women and girls… and overall for our community.”

In 2012 Lin received the YWCA's Women of Distinction Award in the category of Advancement of Women.

Lin has been a member of BPW Cambridge since 2001.

Phyllis HemmingwayPhyllis Hemingway

Past President, BPW Cambridge, 1979 - 1981
Life Member Since 2007

Phyllis Hemingway was a very active volunteer for many years with Amnesty International, Telecare and the United Church.  In her retirement, she is still active in the Maple Grove Women’s Institute and the Ontario Retired Teachers Association.

Margaret HighMargaret High

Public Affairs Chair and Membership Chair
Member since 2016

Margaret is an author and poet, loves to compose personalized poetry for any occasion. She has written several books of poetry and published internationally. Winner of Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry from the National Library of Poetry.

Margaret is passionate about helping to spread the word on the importance of being prepared in the event of a medical emergency. She has published a book entitled Just N Case and has prepared a kit to keep important documents together. www.justncase.ca

Amanda RobinsonAmanda Robinson

Vice-President and Secretary
Member since 2018

Amanda resides in Cambridge with her husband and daughter and two Chihuahuas. Animal rescues are near and dear to Amanda’s heart and as a result she is a compassionate volunteer with the Canadian Chihuahua Rescue Transport.

Amanda has worked for the Waterloo Regional Police Service as a civilian for almost 15 years and is currently in a supervisor role. Her department is predominantly women allowing her the opportunity to help these women realize their career goals. As a union representative with the Waterloo Regional Police Association for 6 years, Amanda was of support to civilian and uniformed members of the police force.

Amanda is very excited to be part of BPW Cambridge and meeting more amazing mentors!