The 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election marks 100 years since the first woman was elected to City Council. We know that having diverse representation is critical to forming good policies that impact all Edmontonians. While progress has been made, we’ve got a long way to go before we reach gender parity in City Council.
On February 5th 2020 7:00pm we will be launching our goal to have 50% of all the candidates in the 2021 municipal election to be women. Why half? We know that when women run for office, they generally win at the same rate as men. However they don’t run at the same rate as men. There are numerous barriers specific to women running for office and we want to ensure they know we’re here to help.
Join us in launching our goal and learn about ways you can help encourage and support women to run in 2021. Get your tickets here
Win, Lose or Draw, Let’s Celebrate it All!
Thank you to all the women who ran in this year’s Alberta provincial election! It takes a lot of hard work and courage to run a campaign and 36 YEG candidates braved it all.
Join us to celebrate all the women who ran by listening to their stories and experiences in the hopes of continuing the conversation on gender parity in YEG. This event is free and there will be delicious appetizers and a cash bar.
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, May 22nd
The Common (9910 109 Street)
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March 9, 2019
We designed this event for people who have always wanted to help on a campaign but don’t know how to start or what they can do.
Edmonton women candidates all need an awesome team to help them get elected. Come to Campaigns for Newbies on Saturday, March 9th and learn everything you need to know — from door-knocking to public speaking. This hands-on workshop will inspire you and give you the confidence and tools you need to help a woman win a seat.
- Keynote speaker Carrie Doll
- Former Edmonton-Glenora MLA Heather Klimchuk
- ParityYEG co-founder Kasey Machin
- Campaign and PR expert Catherine Keill
- Former Edmonton city councillor candidate Keren Tang
- InspireHer Society facilitators Tamreen Arif and Shoshi Soni
These power-packed sessions run from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM and include breakfast and lunch to keep you going throughout the day.
See you there!
Parity YEG, in collaboration with Dave Cournoyer of Daveberta.ca, has put together a live dashboard to track women candidates for the next provincial election. The dashboard keeps track of both women candidates who are seeking nominations, as well as those who have been nominated to run.
Join ParityYEG on October 25 as we launch our Parity x Party Dashboard with a night of networking and conversation. Special guest, Alyson Connolly, will be doing a brief presentation on public speaking followed by a Q&A. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. The venue has limited space so be sure to get your tickets sooner rather than later!
About Alyson Connolly
Alyson Connolly is a public speaking coach and an expert in helping people overcome the anxiety of public presentations. She also works with clients who are good but want to be great and whose accents gets in the way of their clarity. She has built her career consulting with some of the top executives in Canada as well as up and coming business people trying to build their brand.
Alyson received a Masters in Theatre Voice Pedagogy from the University of Alberta. Her thesis was on “Alleviating Performance Anxiety in Public Presenters”. She offers her Painless Public Speaking workshops and Elite Presentation Master Classes to organizations and also coaches people one-on-one.
She is also a keynote speaker and brings to her work thirty years of experience teaching drama, directing plays and musicals and on stage performance.
She began her career as a professional actor on the stages of Western Canada after earning her BFA (Acting) at the University of Alberta. Alyson ‘s book, “Public Speaking Skills for Dummies” has been on sale since August 7, 2018 in bookstores and online. Alyson and her husband Mark Connolly have two boys.