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The Searching for Izena: ‘Unwomanly’ Stories of Female Leadership at Edmonton City Hall podcast is co-hosted by Stacey Brotzel and Kim-Ann Wilson. It’s an unflinching, honest and colourful account of the past century and the role women played at Edmonton City Hall and will include interviews and accounts from several of the 13 surviving women councillors and notable Edmontonians, including Olivia Butti and Senator Paula Simons, and will also feature people who have yet to reach city council – even in 2021 – including women of colour and Indigenous women.

New episodes launch every third Tuesday of the month!

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Part 8: The ‘Lost’ Stories (August)

Guests: Lisa Holmes, Akanksha Bhatnagar


Stacey Brotzel
Stacey Brotzel
Kim-Ann Wilson
Kim-Ann Wilson


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Sam Brooks


Deanna Bains
Deanna Bains


Lyra Brown
Lyra Brown


Part 1: #30 & #31

Part 2: Sex, Tea Parties & Cigarettes

Part 3: 1989

Part 4: Zero 

Part 5: Mom

Part 6: Enough

Part 7: What If

Part 8: The ‘Lost’ Stories

New episodes will be released on the third Tuesday of each month until our Series Finale in September.