One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
PART 1: #30 & #31
To start this political journey, let’s begin right at the end. In 100 years, only 31 women have been elected to Edmonton City Council. In the first episode, you’ll meet #30 (Bev Esslinger) and #31 (Sarah Hamilton) and learn about why they ran and their experiences at City Hall. You’ll also hear from the Searching For Izena project co-chairs YWCA Edmonton CEO Katherine O’Neill and Parity YEG Vice-Chair Rajah Maggay. They will talk about the centennial and why gender parity and representation matters in 2021 more than ever.
Guests: Katherine O’Neill, Rajah Maggay, Bev Esslinger, Sarah Hamilton