100 years ago, Edmontonians elected a woman to City Council for the first time. Her name was Izena Ross. The Searching for Izena project, led by volunteers from YWCA Edmonton and Parity YEG, tells her largely untold story and celebrates the stories of other women who have served the city over the past century: https://www.ywcaofedmonton.org/izena/
I’m very proud to carry on Izena’s legacy and encourage women to participate in municipal leadership. I’ll be on CBC Radio tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 7:35 to talk about the project.
I was also honoured to speak on the first Searching for Izena podcast, hosted by Stacey Brotzel and Kim-Ann Wilson, also debuting tomorrow: https://searchingforizena.podbean.com/