covid-19 update: Women's leadership is essential

In times of uncertainty and disruption, leadership is essential. Not only to get us through this crisis, but to ensure we build back better than before. As an organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women and girls, one of the most important ways we can contribute during COVID-19 is to continue developing and supporting women leaders.


Since mid-March, we have been adapting our programs and services to make sense in this COVID-19 reality. Here's what we've accomplished so far:


After nearly two decades of classroom-based delivery, we adapted our Learning to Lead™ program to an online format and registered over 150 grade 11 girls in the program. This is a 50% increase in participants since 2019. From May 4 to June 5, we will welcome five cohorts of young leaders to an engaging and interactive experience featuring informative presentations, small group discussions, and words of wisdom from inspiring guest speakers.


We moved our values-based women’s leadership program, Women Leading the Way™ online. To better support participants during COVID-19, we shifted from monthly to weekly sessions to provide more frequent opportunities for learning and peer support.


Our Face of Leadership™ events have been put on hold. We are consulting with partners and engaging in conversations with colleagues across Canada about the impact of COVID-19 on women and gender diverse people, and how the crisis is impacting progress toward a more equal future. We continue to seeks ways to help BC companies advance women in the workplace.


Despite current challenges, Minerva BC is committed to continuing to advance the leadership of women and girls to ensure a strong tomorrow.


Thank you for supporting our work!


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