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.


After nearly two decades of classroom-based delivery, we adapted our Learning to Lead™ program to an online format and served over 150 grade 11 girls in the program. This is a 50% increase in participants since 2019.


We also 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 are on hold. We are in conversations with partners and colleagues across Canada about the impact of COVID-19 on women and gender diverse people, as well as the need to be anti-racist and intersectional in our approach to building an equal future.


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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We acknowledge that we work on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish People.

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