Status of Women Council of the NWT
Status of Women Council of the NWT


Strong women are helping to build the Northwest Territories and we want to share their stories with you.

Lena Pedersen

Lena was the first woman elected to the NWT Legislative Council (now the Legislative Assembly) to serve as the Central Arctic MLA from 1970 to 1975. Lena has worked tirelessly on behalf of the people of the North throughout her life through her work, her volunteer activities, her appointments, and as the first woman MLA. Lena was a trailblazer and an inspiration to us all. Click here for our Women in Leadership interview with Lena.

Below is a snippet from our interview with Lena Pedersen.