Margaret Page, DTM
Margaret Page, DTM, of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, is the seventh woman to serve as International President of Toastmasters. As President, she is looking forward to honoring the rich traditions of the organization, maximizing this watershed moment in its history, and shaping its future as it stands on the cusp of its second century.
A lifelong entrepreneur and investor, Page has founded or co-founded numerous companies. In her current role as a business and etiquette coach, she helps corporations around the world build team dynamics, sharpen cultural intelligence skills, and hone soft skills. She is particularly focused on championing women, especially those running for political office or seeking equal representation on volunteer and corporate boards. In her personal time, she enjoys time with her family, including cheering on her three grandchildren at their hockey games.
Page is certified in business management and accounting from Lakeland College in Lloydminster, Alberta. Page also holds qualifications in parliamentary procedure, board diversity, neuro-linguistic programming, executive coaching, and cultural intelligence. As a board member and fund development chair for the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, Page oversaw an increase in endowments from 400,000 to 1.9 million.
A Toastmaster since 2003, Page is a member of Unicorn Toastmasters and Spotlight Speakers, both of Richmond, B.C. She is also a member of the Advanced Speakers Club of Vancouver, B.C., a dinner club that travels the greater Vancouver area. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
“During the pandemic, we quickly learned how resourceful and resilient our organization can be,” Page said. “We rapidly changed course to online meetings and opened a new world of possibilities. The world is undergoing a speaking revolution, and we are uniquely poised to take advantage of it. It is no longer a matter of when someone will have to speak or present publicly, but when and through what medium. I am excited to help us seize this digital transformation, during which the world will discover what Toastmasters have known all along—that confident public speaking and leadership training can unlock countless doors.”
As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Page is a working ambassador for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support, and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.