Ann & Autumn

In the Spring of 2017, Minerva BC received a compelling Learning to Lead™ application from a high school student in Kamloops. Autumn Walkem, in Grade 11 at the time, expressed a deep interest in developing her confidence, using her voice, and learning about her own potential for leadership. There was a personal stake for Autumn, who wanted to better represent her indigenous community and “be a voice to protect the earth”.

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Donor Spotlight: Ann Naymie

In this edition of Donor Spotlight, we’d like to introduce Ann Naymie. Ann was looking to fund a Learning to Lead™ scholarship for a recipient that she felt would most positively benefit from the experience, someone that would go on to truly make a difference in the world. We matched Ann to Autumn Walkem, and the connection was instantaneous.

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Recapping Learning to Lead™ presented by Shaw

It was another fabulous weekend at St. John’s College (UBC) for Learning to Lead™ presented by Shaw. Congratulations to all 50 girls for showing up wholeheartedly and being ready to connect, reflect, and embrace the experience.

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A Spring Fling with Women Leading the Way™ Alumnae

Spring Fling brought Women Leading the Way™ alumnae together to reconnect over wine and new wear.

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Donor Spotlight: Chad Bentley

In this edition of Donor Spotlight, we’d like to introduce a remarkable individual, Chad Bentley. Chad will be competing in the Epic 5 Ultra Triathalon Challenge, an incredible adventure that will take him to Hawaii to compete in five Ironman competitions in just five days(!)

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Women on their Way: Barbara Baronova

Barbara Baronova, Events Manager at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and alumna of Women Leading the Way™, shares how the program helped to shape her “inner voice” and define her values.

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Congratulations Lisa Tallio – Receipient of BC Community Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce former Combining Our Strength™ Director, Lisa Tallio, recently received the BC Community Achievement Award. Congratulations Lisa on this well-deserved recognition.

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Join Minerva BC at this year’s Art of Leadership for Women

Join Minerva BC at this year’s Art of Leadership Conference for Women on June 25th, with guest speaker and New York Times Bestselling Author,  Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post.

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Meet Rowena Veylan: Minerva BC’s new Director of Partnerships & Engagement

Rowena brings years of fundraising experience to Minerva BC as our new Director of Partnerships & Engagement. Over the coming months, Rowena will be connecting with our many community partners and devising new strategies to support more women and girls in their leadership journeys. Get to learn more about Rowena.

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In Memory of Russ Cook

Today, we’re remembering Russ, and we know you are too. Russ was a huge part of Minerva BC. As a board member, friend, and mentor, he changed our organization and influenced our lives with his generosity, thoughtful leadership and willingness to ask tough questions.

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