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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…

Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself

WAVE’s Dunia Nur provides insight on self-care when volunteering and advocating in the community. The importance of structure and routine, honouring your emotional and intellectual labour, and why it’s OK to say no are some of the topics she covers from her own personal experiences.

What I Think Happened: Comedian Evany Rosen on a career in entertainment

What I Think Happened: Comedian Evany Rosen on a career in entertainment

WAVE’s Elyssa Teslyk talks with comedian Evany Rosen about her first book, What I Think Happened, and her appearance at Litfest Alberta this October.

Writing While Female: Paula Simons on a career in journalism

Writing While Female: Paula Simons on a career in journalism

What’s it like to “write while being female?” WAVE member Elyssa Teslyk chats about a career in the media with Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons. Hear more from Paula at Litfest this October!

Why Should You Vote?

Why Should You Vote?

WAVE Member Elyssa Teslyk believes that no matter who you are, your background or your experiences, your vote matters. Here’s why.

Exercising Democracy: Questions for Municipal Candidates

Exercising Democracy: Questions for Municipal Candidates

How are you going to choose who to vote for on October 16? Here are some questions to ask candidates to find out their views on issues that affect Edmonton’s women.

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.