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Nicole’s personal transformation, and its impact on those around her

Nicole’s life prior to pursuing an education was a struggle. She was overcoming addiction, became a single mother at the age of 30, and was upgrading her skills at Vancouver Community College (VCC) in order to secure a job. “I didn’t have a stable foundation,” she remembers… That’s when Nicole’s life was touched by Minerva....

In her own words: Maggie Langrick on living her life purpose

When I entered the Minerva Foundation’s Women Leading the Way™ program, I was in my dream job – Arts and Life Editor at the Vancouver Sun newspaper. I had the honour of serving my community, the luxury of working with subject matter that was dear to my heart, and the responsibility of managing a group...

Lisa Vogt on the importance of a personal brand, and how to have it all

While we’re on the topic of sharing speeches, here’s another one to inspire you… Last season at Minerva’s Follow a Leader™ program, Lisa Vogt shared her personal story with a group of women who are driven to reach their leadership potential. She spoke about the importance of a personal brand, the value of relationships, and her approach to having...

Anna Stukas on diversity, and giving back

For those of you who missed Women In™ Energy, or want to relive a special moment from the event, we got our hands on the beautiful speech made by one of our honourees, Anna Stukas, and thought we’d share it with you here… I’d like to thank the Minerva Foundation for this honour – it is incredibly humbling...

Women In™ Energy – highlights in pictures

On November 26, over 400 women and men gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate four women for their significant contributions to BC’s energy sector and our community. The four honourees of Minerva’s Women In™ Energy awards are: Anna Stukas – Philanthropy AwardGrace Nobrega – Emerging Leader AwardJennie Moore – Community Leader Award, Small-Scale ProductionSusan Yurkovich...

Tej Singh Hazra on diversity, results and Minerva

Last month at flourish, Tej Singh Hazra – Head of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Graduate Development at HSBC Bank Canada – captivated us all with his beautiful speech on the impact Minerva has had on HSBC’s diversity. We were so moved that we had to share his words with you…   There’s a wonderful Chinese proverb that goes:...

The UnConference comes to Vancouver

Our friends at the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI) and HSBC bring D&I: The UnConference to Vancouver on December 11th! The UnConference brings together thought leaders on the subject of diversity and inclusion. The speakers – Barbara Annis, Sandra Stuart and Dr. Steven Robbins – are cutting edge and relevant for those looking to strengthen their diversity...

And the honourees are…

We were incredibly moved by the great response we received to our Call for Nominations for this year’s Women In™ Energy awards. Thirty nominations later, our Selection Committee were faced with the near impossible task of selecting only four honourees out of an outstanding group of incredible leaders! Yet, they accomplished the difficult task at hand, and...

Minerva flourishes in the company of good friends

We are still revelling from our evening shared with close friends and dear supporters. A heartfelt thank you to the Minerva community for joining us at flourish with their generous spirit and keen interest in our progress. The room was full of warmth, connectivity and the buzz of common goals. The presentation from the podium was deeply moving,...

Minerva launches our Circle of Friends

Last week at flourish – an evening event celebrating our dearest supporters – Minerva launched our Circle of Friends. Our Circle of Friends is a group of dedicated and sustaining donors, committed to making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Members of our Circle are deeply engaged with our work, connected to our community as well as to the end...

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