Former Lady Vice Chairman, former chairman of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation, and women’s activist, Magna Williams, has passed away.
The National Women’s League of the People’s National Movement said Mrs. Williams was a qualified medical professional who was employed at NIHERST and COSTATT.
Mrs Williams-Smith was Chairman of the then Diego Martin Regional Corporation during the period 1996-1999.
She served on several occasions as a Temporary Senator during the Eight Republican Parliament under the Patrick Manning administration.
Other areas she served as was a member of Trinidad and Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd Board of Directors, Chairman of the National Women’s League during the period 1999-2008 under former political leader, Mr. Patrick Manning.
She was committed to her party duties, an attribute that led to her successes as Chairman of the National Women’s League and was a role model to many budding female politicians whom she mentored during her years of service.
Her input was felt in pioneering ‘Women in Politics’ training for the women who were desirous of serving our country.
Mrs. Williams-Smith upheld the ideologies and philosophies of the PNM and thoroughly enjoyed serving our party.
Mrs. Williams-Smith strongly advocated for women’s success in all spheres and, ‘shattering the glass ceiling’.
She believed women should hold leadership positions in decision making spaces.
She provided support and yeoman service to the women’s leagues throughout the length and breadth of our twin island state.
Mrs. Williams-Smith worked closely with other women’s organisations in Trinidad and Tobago during her tenure as Chairman of the National Women’s League.
She also represented the league at conferences within the Caribbean and around the world.
On Sunday 05th December 2022, Mrs. Williams-Smith was awarded the PNM’s Dr. Eric Williams Medal of Honour for her stellar service to the PNM at its golden 50th National Convention.