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Practicing Leadership: Inspiring Stories During COVID-19

These past few weeks have shown us the value of leadership. Specifically, the value of women’s leadership. In Canada, public health leaders like Dr. Bonnie Henry and Dr. Theresa Tam are guiding us through this crisis with expertise and humility. Across the globe, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern is being praised for providing a...

Without gender diversity and inclusion, you’re losing out on good ideas: PwC Canada’s managing partner, BC Region.

PwC Canada, a member firm of the second-largest services firm in the world, is one of the most recent organizations to sign Minerva’s diversity pledge, committing to gender parity at the leadership level. And although the partnership with Minerva is new, the organization’s work towards furthering gender parity is not.  “We’ve seen a significant benefit,...

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...

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