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
This project was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Edmonton Community Foundation and has been organized by YWCA Edmonton and Parity YEG.
YWCA Edmonton has been a powerful voice for gender equity and social progress in the capital region since 1907. Part of an international movement, YWCA Edmonton is a trusted provider of services, programs and advocacy work that transforms lives and helps build a stronger, healthier, and equitable community for all. The organization employees close to 300 full-, part-time and seasonal staff annually.
YWCA Edmonton is the fiscal agent and one of the lead organizers for the Searching For Izena Project.
Parity YEG is dedicated to opening more doorways for women into politics. The Edmonton-based volunteer organization takes a multi-partisan approach and exists to achieve gender parity at decision-making tables. They engage, encourage and work alongside women to help them run for office.