Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership, Mentorship and Advocacy (WILMA) Committee 

The function of this committee shall be to:
1) Promote gender equality and women’s participation in all aspects of a member’s employment and Local/Association life.
2) Study, investigate and make recommendations to the Executive Committee on matters affecting women in/into leadership within public education and Edmonton.
3) Explore opportunities for mentorship.
4) Review relevant Association policy and submit recommendations to the Local’s ARA Steering Committee.
5) Plan, organize and facilitate activities or events promoting women in positions of leadership.
6) Create subcommittees as needed for the purpose of carrying out its mandate.

The Chair of the committee for 2022-2024 is Christina Jones.


WILMA Follow-Up Mixer

Mentors and mentees who met in May 2023 were invited to a follow-up mixer on November 28, 2023. Any members interested in joining our next mixer or who would like help in finding a mentor, please contact our chair, Christina Jones.

Launching Into Leadership: A Reflective Panel Discussion - February 6, 2024

This online event is for women who are looking to launch into leadership. A panel of experienced EPSB leaders will share tips and wisdom as participants look at job ads and create their leadership package. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions to the panel. Sign up through Eventbrite HERE.

Empowering Women - A Professional Learning Experience - March 11, 2024

Don't just survive - Thrive! Join the Women in Leadership Committee for a professional learning experience on March 11th. There are two sessions in the morning and a book club in the afternoon. Participants in the afternoon session will be given a copy of Grace Bonney's book "In the Company of Women" and are invited to a follow-up book discussion in a few months. Lunch will be provided for all participants who sign up for both events. Click HERE to sign up through Eventbrite.

Observe a Colleague

Looking to connect with a mentor?  Remember that you can access the Observe a Colleague program. Click HERE to access the guidelines and application form. Remember: if you are applying to use a day under the program the Local office must receive your request two weeks in advance of the date of observation.