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
LILLIAN J. STAROSZIK
Lillian was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on May 19, 1943.
Liliian received the Private Pilot of the Year Award (Edmonton and Alberta) in 1974, and the Governor-General’s Shield of Flying in 1976. Lillian became manager and full partner of Panther Oil Ltd., in 1980.
Lillian was elected Alderman for Edmonton’s Ward 5 in four consecutive elections, holding office between 1983 and 1995. During her time on council, she was served on the Development Appeal Board and was amember of Edmonton Regional Planning Commission, Downtown Development Corporation, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, and Edmonton Convention and Tourist Authority. Lillian was defeated in the 1995 election, coming in third place, only a few hundred votes shy of the newly elected Ward 5 councillors.
Lillian served as a volunteer with University of Alberta Hospitals, Norwood Readiness Centre and Trinity Day Care Centre.
Source: Alberta who’s who 3rd ed.,P 372L