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MINERVA IS A VANCOUVER-BASED CHARITY DEDICATED TO ADVANCING THE LEADERSHIP OF WOMEN AND GIRLS

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where women leadersarrive.

We believe everyone should feel empowered to move through their personal and professional lives with confidence and purpose. Minerva’s leadership programs are designed to help self-identifying women and girls define their purpose and develop their unique strengths so they’re equipped with the tangible assets they need to step into their full leadership potential.

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our programs

INCLUSIVE SPACES FOR SELF-DISCOVERY AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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early career

Emerging Leaders

A high-impact development program designed to help new managers make the transition from individual contributor to effective leader.

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mid-level leaders

Women Leading the Way

Our flagship career accelerator that stretches mid-level leaders and moves them towards their next challenge.

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Bloom Leadership Program

A development program for newcomer, immigrant, and refugee women looking to advance their careers and learn tangible leadership skills and tools.

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youth

grades 10-12

Learning to Lead

An experiential program that inspires young women and gender diverse youth to embrace their authentic selves, develop confidence, and take meaningful action in their lives.

youth programs

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leadership programs

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TOGETHER, LET’S RE-DEFINE LEADERSHIP

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championing equity inleadership.

You can’t be what you can’t see. We work with business and community leaders to break down implicit and institutional biases and replace them with attitudes and systems that support women’s achievement. As our province continues to make progress along the path to gender equality, Minerva is providing the training, resources, data, and thought leadership to support individuals and organizations on their journey.

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testimonials

“ I felt I needed some personal and professional guidance because I wasn’t sure about the next steps in my career. I knew I had to figure out what my “inner voice” had to say - but I did not know how to listen to it. Minerva’s programs helped me immensely in that regard. ”

“ I thought my leadership skills were somewhat lacking because I don’t look or feel like a conventional leader. I thought I would emerge from this course looking or acting like something different from who I am. At Minerva I learned that my leadership qualities come from my natural strengths and core values. I learned that I can show up as my authentic self. ”

“ The facilitator was great at including everyone in the sessions, very kind and comfortable and made the atmosphere very comfortable for everyone to share their ideas. We were lucky to have her as our facilitator :) ”

“ Minerva showed me that it is possible to be an empathetic, reflective leader while still being strong, determined, and focused. I don’t have to choose between the two. After taking this program, I am more engaged and feel more confident as a leader. ”

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EVENTS, INFO SESSIONS & MORE

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