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
JUNE CAROL CAVANAGH
June was born on November 26th, 1928 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
She received her education at Oliver School and Garneau High School. June married Terry Cavanagh (future Edmonton Alderman and Mayor) in 1948 and they moved to Trail, B.C. shortly thereafter.
When they returned to Edmonton in 1957, June worked in advertising and promotion for various Edmonton businesses until joining radio station CJCA, where she worked as promotions manager for 14 years.
June served one term on city council and was defeated in the 1983 election.
She was director of Bissell Centre, and was also active with the Alberta Heart Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
June passed away on December 29, 2015 at the age of 87.
Sources: Edmonton Journal, October 22, 1980; City of Edmonton Archives