Board service is an excellent opportunity to contribute to an organization. It can also be a great way to enhance personal and professional skills and expertise. Serving on a board helps you to learn about different leadership styles, corporate cultures and business models while also expanding your peer, professional and community networks. Volunteering on a nonprofit board has been shown in studies to improve people’s appreciation for others from diverse backgrounds and understanding of the
PART 5: Mom
To the world, Edmonton’s 31 female councillors are political trailblazers. But to their families, they were simply: mom. In Part 5, you’ll meet the children and grandchildren of several past and present female councillors who served from the 1950s all the way up to 2021. At a time when women’s participation in politics is still far from the norm, you’ll find out how their mom’s high-profile and demanding job affected them. Spoiler alert: this episode is going to give you all the Mother’s Day feels. It’s a heart-warmer with lots of laughs and inspiring moments thrown in. The episode begins with an interview with the children of former Edmonton City councillor Una MacLean Evans, one of the first women in Canada – if not the first! – to have a baby while holding public office. That was in 1969! Since Una blazed that trail, only one other female Edmonton councillor (Jan Reimer) has had a baby while serving on council. However, that’s going to change later this summer. Tune in for breaking baby news at Edmonton City Hall that you won’t want to miss. We end the episode with stories submitted by several children and grandchildren about their beloved relative.
Guests: Margaret Evans, Sarah Evans, Bill Evans, Tara Mackenzie, Adam Zepp, Bethany Krukowski, Tom Field, Nick Kiniski, Corinne Butti Humeniuk, Melanie McCallum and Jane Hewes