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Autumn Alumnae: Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last week’s Autumn Alumnae event at The Latest Scoop in Gastown. The evening was a resounding success! We were inspired by the vibrant energy emanating from all the strong women who filled the room with their conversation and chic style.

Women on their Way: Charlotte Pecknold

Recently, we had the pleasure of catching up with Charlotte Pecknold, an alumna of Women Leading the Way™ Cohort 8. When she’s not advising Coast Capital Savings members or giving #moneytips on the CTV morning television show, she can be found practicing yoga and arranging flowers in her spare time. Charlotte was eager to share some of the impact of Women Leading the Way™ on her leadership journey.

Indigenous Perspectives on the 2017 Face of Leadership™ Score Card

On October 18, Minerva BC released its third edition of the Face of Leadership™ Score Card measuring gender diversity in BC’s 50 biggest revenue-generating companies. For three years, the Score Card has consistently recorded zero women of Indigenous descent on boards and senior management teams.We asked three Indigenous leaders to share their perspectives on these results, and why it’s high time to do better.

Changemakers Spotlight: ICBC

Minerva BC had the opportunity of speaking with Barbara Meens-Thistle, VP of Central Services of ICBC, on some of the internal initiatives supporting gender diversity in ICBC’s leadership. ICBC has had tremendous success with increasing the representation of women in leadership roles by 24% in just three years. Currently, women represent 47% of leadership postitions at ICBC, but ICBC retains its commitment to reach complete gender parity by 2020.

Women on their Way: Autumn Walkem

We met Autumn Walken this past May when she attended Minerva BC’s Learning to Lead weekend. Her magnetic warmth and thoughtful insights naturally made us think, “Wow, this girl is going places!”. Sure enough, Autumn took part in a unique program, Girls on Ice – Alaska, shortly after her weekend at Learning to Lead. We caught up with Autumn after her whirlwind trip across glacial plains.

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