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Muriel Stanley Venne: Human Rights Defender

The Women’s Leadership Award was established by the Women’s Initiative in 2017 as part of our vision to create a city full of opportunities for women’s voices, intelligence, wisdom and leadership to shine. The award is given to someone who exemplifies the qualities of service, vision, and commitment to improving the realities of many. This

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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