In an effort to increase much-needed gender equality on boards, YWCA Edmonton and DirectHer Network have teamed up on a unique 12-month pilot project aimed at blazing more pathways for women and gender minorities wanting to serve at decision-making tables. “This partnership is a made-in-Alberta solution to the real challenge of not seeing enough women on boards, particularly women of colour and Indigenous women. We need to open more doors for everyone,” said YWCA Edmonton
Jane was born in 1946 and was raised in Edmonton.
Prior to her election to Edmonton City Council, she was the former Executive Assistant to former Edmonton Alderperson G. Lyall Roper, and the former Vice-President, Operations, and then a management consultant at Denny Andrews Inc.
Jane ran in two municipal elections before her successful run in 2001. She served as city councillor until her retirement in 2013. Jane was a member of the University Senate, and the Provincial Affairs Committee. She was on the Board of Directors of Odyssium (the former Edmonton Space and Science Centre) and Northlands Park.
Sources: City Of Edmonton Website; Office of the Councillors