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
Violet Field came to Edmonton in 1927 from her native London, England where she was born and raised. While in England, she was secretary of the Chelsea Hospital for woman.
She was the wife of Doctor T.H Field who died prior to her election to city council. At the time of her election in 1951, she was the first woman to be elected since 1945.
She was the former president of the woman’s Canadian Club, former chairman of the Red Cross and was on the board of directors of the Victorian Order of Nurses.
Violet passed away on December 17th, 1975.
Sources: Edmonton Journal, November 8th, 1951, December 20, 1975-City of Edmonton Archives