Women’s Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Announces Members

News Release

Women’s Advocacy Voice of Edmonton Announces Members


May 15, 2014

City Council has appointed members of the Women’s Advocacy Voice of Edmonton (WAVE), the City’s first women’s advisory group.

With a focus on three key areas: engagement through networking, leadership through mentorship and learning from best practices, WAVE will work to ensure women’s rights, issues and opinions are represented fairly and equally from every perspective, including social, cultural, physical and occupational.

“The years of experience these women bring in community building, education, advocacy and business is simply astonishing,” said Councillor Bev Esslinger, a sponsor of Council’s Women’s Initiative. “They represent the wonderful diversity of Edmonton’s women, and I know that Edmonton will benefit greatly from their input on civic policy, projects and issues.”

The 15 members of WAVE are:

  • Emily Dietrich
  • Jacqueline Foord
  • Ravjir Gill
  • Angelica Hernandez
  • Jennifer Jennax
  • Dawn Newton
  • Mia Norrie
  • Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika
  • Claudette Rain
  • Cristina Stasia
  • Meghana Valupadas
  • Sandra Woitas
  • Hendriatta Wong
  • Meheret Worku
  • Dilara Yegani

For WAVE member biographies, or to learn more about the Edmonton Women’s Initiative visit edmonton.ca/women.

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