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At Minerva BC, we take the myth out of leadership to inspire youth to step more fully into their potential.

Each year, incredible young leaders from all across BC come together for our Learning to Lead™ program to learn about themselves—their strengths and values, and how these translate into leadership. These youth are wise, bold, and ready to fully step into their leadership potential.

To help these alumni dream big, Minerva BC offers the Executive Days program each fall. This is an opportunity for these young leaders to connect with leaders in some of BC’s biggest companies. This program is all about creating connections and expanding what is possible.

Executive Days provides opportunity to:

  • Meet senior leaders and learn about their work
  • Learn about different career paths and leadership styles
  • Understand the skills leaders need to meet future challenges
  • Challenge assumptions about leadership
  • Build a network of role models and future mentors
  • Recognize their own leadership potential

Our Goal

Executive Days offers the opportunity for youth to gain exposure to leadership in the world outside of school.

During the Learning to Lead™ program, participants learn the importance of mentorship and how connecting with a mentor can support their leadership goals. Our aim with this year’s Executive Days program is to support each participant’s continued journey with mentorship and introduce them to experienced and supportive leaders.

In a time of so much change in their lives, this program supports their ability to prepare and step into their future with greater confidence.

The 2021 Program

All Executive Days activities are offered online this year. The 2021 program will consist of two parts:

Part One: One-on-one mentorship sessions between 25 Learning to Lead™ 2021 alumni and participating business leaders

Part Two: Two-way mentorship roundtables with members of our Youth Advisory Council and participating companies

We know that mentorship is most meaningful when it is a two-way street of knowledge-sharing. These roundtables are a unique opportunity for participating organizations to share expertise and lessons of leadership as well as learn from experienced young leaders on one of three topics:

  • The Future of Work
  • Health and Wellness in the Workplace
  • Gender and Racial Equality

Participant Feedback

“By far, the most valuable thing that I learned during my Executive Day was that it is important to keep an open mind in everything you do, and the future is what you make of it. It is usually in your best interest to take up every opportunity that comes your way, because even if it does not end well, it is a learning opportunity.”

“Being able to meet with all these amazing leaders has really left me with the impression that if they can do it, then so can I.”

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dedicated to advancing the leadership of women and girls.

Our office is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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