Executive Director

Stephanie MacInnis-Langley

Stephanie MacInnis-Langley is the Executive Director at the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She is a leader who brings strategic and horizontal approaches to the social policy and economic development challenges of government.

A lifelong advocate for women and girls, Stephanie works to address the inequities challenging the lives and advancement of women and girls:  promoting women’s economic security; supporting women in leadership; addressing options for women and girls to live free from violence; and improving the health and well-being of women and families.

Stephanie was appointed the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 2010.  She co-lead the implementation of the first Provincial Domestic Violence Action Plan to ensure the vision that ‘all persons should live free from domestic violence and abuse’. She held a key leadership role in the development of the Nova Scotia's first Sexual Violence Strategy.

Prior to her work in government, Stephanie developed and implemented a shelter service for abused women and their children in rural Nova Scotia.  Stephanie has maintained a strong focus in community development throughout her career and has served on a number of government and community committees at federal, provincial and municipal levels.