Celebrating Indigenous Roots and a Successful Pilot Year

Last week, we had the pleasure of bringing together the community of supporters behind our Indigenous Roots program to celebrate a successful pilot year. From parents, nominating sponsors, donors, partner organizations, and participants, there were plenty of stories of collaboration and gratitude to fill the Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery. 

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A Heartfelt Thank You: Recapping the Heart Centred Leadership Luncheon

Minerva BC would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who attended our Heart Centred Leadership Luncheon last week. The event was a great success, raising Minerva BC over $60,000 to continue delivering leadership programs for women and girls across the province.

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Autumn Alumnae: Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last week’s Autumn Alumnae event at The Latest Scoop in Gastown. The evening was a resounding success! We were inspired by the vibrant energy emanating from all the strong women who filled the room with their conversation and chic style.

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Women on their Way: Charlotte Pecknold

Recently, we had the pleasure of catching up with Charlotte Pecknold, an alumna of Women Leading the Way™ Cohort 8. When she’s not advising Coast Capital Savings members or giving #moneytips on the CTV morning television show, she can be found practicing yoga and arranging flowers in her spare time. Charlotte was eager to share some of the impact of Women Leading the Way™ on her leadership journey.

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Indigenous Perspectives on the 2017 Face of Leadership™ Score Card

On October 18, Minerva BC released its third edition of the Face of Leadership™ Score Card measuring gender diversity in BC’s 50 biggest revenue-generating companies. For three years, the Score Card has consistently recorded zero women of Indigenous descent on boards and senior management teams.We asked three Indigenous leaders to share their perspectives on these results, and why it’s high time to do better.

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WE for SHE NextGen Leaders Program Launch

In partnership with Women’s Enterprise Centre, Minerva BC launched the first WE for SHE NextGen Leaders full-day event at Khalsa School.

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Minerva BC is Hiring!

Are you Minerva BC’s new Senior Manager, Partnerships & Philanthropy? Or do you know someone who could be? Minerva BC is seeking a Senior Manager of Partnerships & Philanthropy to drive major gifts, plan and execute fundraising events, initiate campaigns and conduct corporate donor stewardship. This is a hands-on fundraising role that reports directly to the CEO.

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Changemakers Spotlight: ICBC

Minerva BC had the opportunity of speaking with Barbara Meens-Thistle, VP of Central Services of ICBC, on some of the internal initiatives supporting gender diversity in ICBC’s leadership. ICBC has had tremendous success with increasing the representation of women in leadership roles by 24% in just three years. Currently, women represent 47% of leadership postitions at ICBC, but ICBC retains its commitment to reach complete gender parity by 2020.

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Congratulations to our Lis & Bruce Welch and Ann Naymie Award winners

Congratulations to Leigh Wall and Carmen Landsdowne for winning awards to attend the current session of Women Leading the Way™.

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Minerva BC Receives Funding from Status of Women Canada

On September 8th, 2017, Status of Women Canada announced $2.2 million dollars in funding for gender equality projects. Minerva BC was one of 7 organizations to receive funding in British Columbia.

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