The 2015 Edmonton Women’s Symposium: Building Leadership and Community was a one-day conference on Saturday, October 3, 2015, that brought together a diverse community of women in Edmonton from various business, political, community and cultural backgrounds.

Your hosts, WAVE and the City of Edmonton, facilitated conversations about how women can find opportunities for leadership, engagement and policy development in our city. By networking, learning, and sharing, WAVE and the Women's Initiative Edmonton listened to local women and will be using their feedback as we move forward in our next phase of work.




There were many important and inspiring speeches and presentations throughout the day.

Here is Mayor Don Iveson speaking on the importance of women's voices and perspectives being represented in leadership roles and their communities.


And here is Councillor Bev Esslinger sharing stories from her life and experiences as a leader, and encouraging other women to lead in their communities.