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“LIFE SHRINKS OR EXPANDS IN PROPORTION TO ONE’S COURAGE.” – ANAIS NIN

A Life Spent in Service: Liz O’Neill

A Life Spent in Service: Liz O’Neill

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” We can’t think of a better descriptor for leadership than these beautiful words by Maya Angelou. At Women’s Initiative Edmonton, it’s our goal to transform our city for every woman. To create a city full of opportunities for women’s voices, intelligence, wisdom…

On Women, Advocacy and Art: Indigenous Artist-In-Residence Dawn Marie Marchand

On Women, Advocacy and Art: Indigenous Artist-In-Residence Dawn Marie Marchand

Dawn Marie Marchand is the City of Edmonton’s Indigenous Artist-In-Residence. In this blog, she shares about the women who have inspired her, and how she infuses her art with her advocacy.

She is Mighty: SkirtsaFire HerArts Festival

She is Mighty: SkirtsaFire HerArts Festival

In this guest blog by SkirtsaFire Festival organizer Annette Loiselle, we find out just why we should take in the fabulous woman power at this multi-disciplinary arts festival, running March 9-12, 2017.

What It Takes: Mayor Lisa Holmes

What It Takes: Mayor Lisa Holmes

We sat down with Morinville’s Mayor, Lisa Holmes, to talk about her journey into elected office, what she has learned, and advice she’d give other women who considering running for office.

What It Takes:  Mayor Tara Veer

What It Takes: Mayor Tara Veer

We sat down with Red Deer’s Mayor, Tara Veer, and got her insights for women looking to run for political office.

Let’s Change the Headlines: Marina Banister on the media coverage of women in politics

Let’s Change the Headlines: Marina Banister on the media coverage of women in politics

Guest blogger Marina Banister shares her thoughts on why we need to change the way harassment of women in politics is covered in the media.

Many Faces: On identity, immigration and coming of age

Many Faces: On identity, immigration and coming of age

WAVE member Hersharon Sandhu poetically explores her changing identity after immigrating to Canada.

The Burden of the Maternal Instinct

The Burden of the Maternal Instinct

Marisa Peters of Stream and Stone shares her perspectives on the pressures of parenting.

Addressing Sexual Harassment on the Streets and on Transit: A Concern for the City

Addressing Sexual Harassment on the Streets and on Transit: A Concern for the City

The City of Edmonton has taken some key steps to making our transit system safer for Edmontonians. This guest post by practicum student, Sarah Rebryna, outlines the problem – and potential solutions.