Searching for Izena

Documentary, Journalism, Podcast, Producing

Searching for Izena: ‘Unwomanly’ Stories of Female Leadership at Edmonton City Hall is a nine-part podcast series dedicated to telling the story of Izena Ross, Edmonton’s first female councillor on the 100th anniversary of her election co-hosted by Stacey Brotzel and Kim-Ann Wilson. It’s an unflinching, honest and colourful account of the past century and the role women played at Edmonton City Hall and will include interviews and accounts from several of the 13 surviving women councillors and notable Edmontonians, including Olivia Butti and Senator Paula Simons, and will also feature people who have yet to reach city council – even in 2021 – including women of colour and Indigenous women.

For this exciting project, I produce the podcast and help conduct the guest interviews in person and via Zoom.

More at searchingforizena.com.



YWCA Edmonton


January 2021