Minerva BC Receives Funding from Status of Women Canada

On September 8th, 2017, Status of Women Canada announced $2.2 million dollars in funding for gender equality projects. Minerva BC was one of 7 organizations to receive funding in British Columbia. We are honored and excited to work alongside our allies in advancing women and gender equality.

This funding is part of an $18 million-dollar investment by the federal government to support grassroots organizations and engage 150 female leaders across the country to create a pan-Canadian network that supports gender equality efforts.

With this funding Minerva BC will launch a Tech Score Card as a way to benchmark the current state of gender parity in the BC technology sector and engage with leaders from the most influential companies in BC. Although BC has a diverse and rapidly growing technology sector, women remain under-represented in executive leadership and specialized technical roles.

True diversity is inclusive and measureable – we want to establish a benchmark for the BC tech industry and an open learning community to share research, best practices and recommendations that will lead to gender equality and greater economic benefit.


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Minerva BC is a Vancouver-based charity that is
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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