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Announcing the full Face of Leadership™ Conference 2016 Line-up

On June 22nd, Minerva will help you accelerate organizational change, promote diversity, and create a culture of engagement.

A keynote by Carlee Beth Hawkins of Project Implicit will provide awareness and information absolutely everyone needs to know.

Professor Carlee Beth Hawkins

Professor Carlee Beth Hawkins

She’ll demonstrate how much our minds depend on unconscious processes to navigate the world, and how these same unconscious processes are at play in our social behaviour. People often develop implicit expectations, beliefs, and attitudes that they are not aware of, nor able to control. Further, we are often unable to recognize the influence of implicit biases on our judgement and behaviour. Though there is currently no “magic pill”, practical steps will be given to address implicit bias in organizations. 


A candid CEO panel will feature signatories of our Face of Leadership™ Diversity Pledge.

Ravi Saligram, CEO of Richie Bros

Ravi Saligram, CEO of Richie Bros

As a CEO is ultimately responsible for culture and strategy, these leaders will share why this is a priority for their companies, and how accelerating diversity can be linked to increased business performance. 




Three rounds of breakout sessions = six opportunities to hear from the best.

Following our morning keynote, we’ll dive into Challenging Unconscious Bias at the Board and Executive Levels. How do we create awareness?

Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO

Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO

In the afternoon, we’ll crack into Accountability Tools for Creating Inclusive and Winning Cultures, where the hands-on, practical steps will emerge.

Finally, we’ll hear about Diversity 3.0 from the NextGen Disrupters and Trailblazers, and how Radical forms of Leadership will help us to close the gap sooner. 



Each breakout session will feature Aboriginal perspectives from compelling leaders.

Laurie Sterritt, Director of Aboriginal Employment and Business Development, BC Hydro

Many don’t know that the Truth and Reconciliation movement began as a project in one of Minerva’s leadership training programs.  

On June 22nd, you’ll hear from Indigenous leaders on winning strategies for engagement, retention, and the role of culture.





You’ll be the first to hear the results of the second edition of The Face of Leadership™ BC Score Card.

From the release of the 2015 Score Card

From the release of the 2015 Score Card

How are BC’s 50 highest-grossing companies faring, in terms of gender diversity in leadership?  Many will be in the room with you. We hope the results will stimulate some lively discussions that will carry on well into the cocktail reception at the end of the day!

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