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Overcoming extreme anxiety to become a strong Indigenous female voice

Vancouver resident Jacoby Macdonald shares her leadership journey  Feeling extreme anxiety or panic all-too frequently was something that plagued 19-year-old Vancouver resident Jacoby Macdonald for all of her childhood. Looking back, even today, she can vividly recall having trouble with sometimes the seemingly simplest of tasks like crossing a quiet street.“My legs would be shaking,...

Indigenous Relations BC-based advisor reflects on her leadership journey

Effective leaders are humble first and foremost: Minerva BC award-winner Martha Manuel There were no screams of victory or celebratory fist-pumps when Martha Manuel initially learned she was named recipient of Minerva BC’s Michelle Pockey Leadership Award. Martha’s father, the late Grand Chief George Manuel, emphasized the virtues of humility and avoiding boastfulness at all...

Minerva BC Celebrates June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day

Honoring three Indigenous BC women who epitomize leading from their values.  In honor of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are celebrating the many accomplishments of Indigenous women who represent BC’s leaders of today and tomorrow. Minerva BC has worked in partnership with Indigenous women and communities for over a decade and remains committed to increasing...

BC Builders Scorecard Launched

Construction Industry Breaks Ground By Measuring Progress on Safe and Respectful Workplaces Vancouver, BC (April 9, 2019) – Construction employers who are serious about attracting and retaining skilled tradeswomen now have a way to measure their progress through the Builders Code Scorecard, launched yesterday by Minerva BC at the BC Construction Association Leadership Dinner. Minister Mark...

Getting Real: Capturing Your Voice as a Leader

Are you ready to find your voice as a leader? Refinery is pleased to present a unique workshop to inspire, equip and activate leaders to communicate with greater intention, confidence and impact. Through  Refinery’s experiential approach, you will build your capacity for active listening, capturing the power of your voice, having difficult conversations and engaging...

Minerva BC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

2019 marks Minerva BC’s 20th anniversary – and what an incredible 20 years it has been! To commemorate this milestone, we hosted a special anniversary to celebrate 20 years of Minerva BC. Our celebration took place in the beautifully picturesque Stanley Park Pavilion, and was hosted by Nancy McKinstry. To view photos from our anniversary...

Women Leading the Way™: Louise McMahon

We caught up with Women Leading the Way™ alumna Louise McMahon, who shared some insights about the impact of the program on both her professional and personal life. Louise is the Manager of Public Affairs at Methanex Corporation in Vancouver. Louise described her time at Women Leading the Way™ as ‘transformative’, and an experience which...

LIFT Breakfast – September 10th, 2019

Engaging Men in Gender Equality Initiatives Women are underrepresented in most companies, particularly among senior leadership teams—and companies are missing out as a result. Recent studies show that when men become actively involved in gender diversity, 96% report making progress on advancing women in leadership. On the flip side, among companies where men are not...

The 2018 Face of Leadership™ BC and Tech Scorecards are out!

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Face of Leadership™ BC Scorecard, and inaugural edition of the Tech Scorecard. For the second year, only 3/50 CEOs of BC’s top revenue-generating companies are female. This statistic contrasts women’s representation of 47% of BC’s total workforce, and the national trend of more Canadian women...

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