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
Kim was raised in Southern California and moved to Edmonton in 1990 after marrying her husband, whom she met as an exchange student while studying abroad at Yonsei University in in South Korea.
Kim worked diligently for many years earning both her Master’s degree in Library and information Studies from the University of Alberta, as well as undergraduate degrees in Politics and History from Southern Oregon University.
Before running for office, Kim spent nearly a decade as an Executive Assistant to former city councillor Larry Langley. This experience allowed her to hit the ground running as an elected official in 2004.
Kim has a legacy of combining mentorship and support for youth-driven initiatives with helping vulnerable Edmonton residents. Kim is particularly proud of her work with the city’s Youth Council in partnership with Boyle Street on Heart 2 Art, a homelessness education campaign that empowered young Edmonton artists and raised awareness and funds in support of Edmonton’s homeless community.
Sources: Office of the Councillors; krushellformayor.com