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
JUDITH C. BETHEL
Judy was born August 24, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Judy was educated at the University of North Dakota and graduated with a B.S.c. in 1965 and with a B.Ed. from the University of Alberta in 1974. Following graduation, she was a teacher with Edmonton Public School Board until 1981. Judy then became an investment broker with Midland Doherty, and later with Richardson Greenshields.
Judy was a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Business and Professional Woman’s Club, the Edmonton Women’s Network and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
Judy resigned her seat on Edmonton City Council when she was elected to the House of Commons as Liberal for Edmonton East in October 1993. She lost her federal seat in the 1997 election.
Sources: City of Edmonton Archives; Alberta who’s who 4th Ed. P 21; Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1994, p.223