Board service is an excellent opportunity to contribute to an organization. It can also be a great way to enhance personal and professional skills and expertise. Serving on a board helps you to learn about different leadership styles, corporate cultures and business models while also expanding your peer, professional and community networks. Volunteering on a nonprofit board has been shown in studies to improve people’s appreciation for others from diverse backgrounds and understanding of the
Izena was the first female candidate who won a seat in an Edmonton municipal election. She was elected as alderman on December 12, 1921, with 3,341 votes – placing 6th overall in the election results, out of 19 possible candidates.
Izena was an active member of the local council of women and served on the Edmonton Public School Board from 1935 to 1945.
Izena passed away on October 26, 1945.
Sources: City of Edmonton Archives; Election History, City of Edmonton: Elections and Census Office