New executive director for Women’s Resource Centre – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

New executive director for Women’s Resource Centre

Tina Laws (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A new executive director will take the helm at the Women's Resource Centre this weekend.

Tina Laws will take over from Elaine Butterfield at the women’s rights and advocacy charity in Hamilton on Saturday.

Ms Laws said: “I am encouraged and confident that every experience leading up to this point in my life has prepared me to serve the wonderful women in our community.”

The WRC said Ms Laws had joined at “an exciting and critical time” because of higher service demand sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ms Laws’ background includes time as a corrections and probation officer and as an education therapist with the Department of Education.

She has also worked at two overseas domestic abuse shelters for women and children.

Ms Laws is a relationship coach and campaigner for women's rights and gender equality.

She has a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and a postgraduate degree in criminal justice.

Ms Law will shadow Ms Butterfield, who retires on July 30, to ensure a smooth transition.

The WRC board said: “Elaine's exemplary leadership has helped fortify the organisation to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“We simply could not be more grateful for how she has stewarded the WRC's critical work.”

Ms Butterfield will remain involved in social services through the new Transformational Living Centre, a shelter for women and children on North Street in Pembroke.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published April 27, 2021 at 2:13 pm (Updated April 27, 2021 at 2:14 pm)

New executive director for Women’s Resource Centre

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon