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Congratulations to our Michelle Pockey Leadership Award winners

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who applied for the Michelle Pockey Leadership award. We received an astounding number of applications from emerging leaders across the province, and were so inspired by their personal stories. This year’s award was given to two deserving individuals in recognition of Michelle Pockey, who...

Women on their Way: Ida Adamowicz

Ida Adamowicz is a photographer and founder of Wonderful Ida photography and videogprahy. Raised with a camera in her hand, Ida inherited her father’s creative drive and talents. When she’s not photographing Minerva’s events (where her sheer presence increases production value tenfold), she’s expanding her side hustle with additional courses and training.

Support an emerging leader in the non-profit sector

Minerva BC is currently looking for supporters of The Filomena Nalewajek Non-Profit Leadership Award, which will enable an emerging female leader in the non-profit sector to participate in Women Leading the Way™, an interactive, part-time leadership training program, in Fil’s name.

Women on their Way: Hilary Kilgour

Hilary is an alumna of Women Leading the Way™’s Cohort 1, and is currently the Innovation Manager for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Throughout her career, Hilary has been fortunate to serve as a Director with both Me to We and Free The Children, and hold diverse leadership roles with Hootsuite, lululemon and Grouse Mountain.
We caught up with Hilary on her recent move (back) to Ottawa, and asked how she’s managed to continue living her values through career pivots in social enterprise, tech, and tourism (to name a few).

Yesenia Cheekinew: From Learning to Lead™ to SHAD

Learning to Lead™ alumna Yesenia Cheekinew will continue her leadership learning this summer in Lakehead, Ontario, through SHAD. Yesenia was selected from this year’s Learning to Lead alumnae for this unique opportunity through a partnership between SHAD and Minerva BC.

Women Leading the Way: A roundtable discussion with BCLC

BCLC brings women to the table to discuss talk values and work-life balance Earlier this month, four women from BCLC sat down for a roundtable discussion to talk values, work-life balance and life after Minerva’s Women Leading the Way™ program.  Heather, Caroline, Lindsay and Abby from BCLC are all graduates of Women Leading the Way™, and...

And They’re Off: Indigenous Roots embarks on 21 days of adventure

On July 9th, Indigenous Roots heads out for their 21-day expedition to explore some of BC’s finest wilderness areas, including Gambier Island, Howe Sound, Sechelt Inlet and Whistler. For months, the group has been preparing (from kayking, canoeing, hiking, and even catching a Tanya Tagaq concert) to ready themselves for 21 days of conquering BC’s wilderness, while learning environmental and cultural...

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