Roya Yazdanmehr

Hailing from Yellowknife, N.T. in the Canadian arctic, Roya is a vocalist,  songwriter and Mbira player who graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary from MacEwan University. Some of her earliest musical memories are the sounds of her father’s voice in song, chanting prayers in his native language, Farsi. A religious refugee from Iran, … More Roya Yazdanmehr

Nav Kaur

Nav Kaur was born and raised in Ward 12, and campaigned in 2016 for the city councilor position. The daughter of two immigrants, Nav witnessed the power of hard work and community support from an early age. Her Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Calgary and Education from the University of Alberta shaped Nav’s role … More Nav Kaur

Miranda Jimmy

Miranda Jimmy is a passionate Edmontonian and long-time west end resident. She is an active community leader and dedicated to making our city a better place for all residents. Miranda’s professional life has focused on contributing to her community in a variety of ways. Miranda is currently the Program Manager with the Edmonton Heritage Council, … More Miranda Jimmy

Laurie Blakeman

Laurie Blakeman ran for office in the 1997 provincial election for the Alberta Liberal Party. After winning, she maintained the Edmonton-Centre constituency for 18 years, until 2015, when the NDP’s gained a majority government. Ms. Blakeman graduated with a bachelors degree in fine arts in acting and a certificate in public administration from the University … More Laurie Blakeman

Heather Sweet

Heather Sweet was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Manning, on May 5, 2015. On March 9, 2016, she was elected as the Deputy Chair of Committees. She previously served as chair of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and as member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices. … More Heather Sweet

Sandra Jansen

Sandra Jansen was elected to her second term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-North West on May 5, 2015. During her campaign for leadership of the Progressive Conservative party of Alberta in 2017, Ms. Jansen was subjected to such intense harassment for her political ideologies of protecting and promoting women and families, … More Sandra Jansen

Trisha Estabrooks

Trisha Estabrooks is a freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster. She’s one of the hosts of The Broadcast, a new podcast about women and politics in Alberta. She’s lived in five provinces and two territories and is now proud to call Edmonton home. She spent 15 years reporting for CBC. She writes about things that interest, confound, … More Trisha Estabrooks