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CBC Radio features Minerva women leading up to National Aboriginal Day

This Sunday, June 21 is National Aboriginal Day – a day to recognize and celebrate the history and cultures of Aboriginal people in Canada. Leading up to the day, CBC Radio has been featuring Aboriginal women’s personal stories of strength and success as part of their Dream Makers series. We were delighted that they featured our very...

How Combining Our Strength™ changed my life

My name is Sheena, and I am a proud member of the Heiltsuk Nation. I was raised in the hustle and bustle of Vancouver and have worked in the hospitality industry for my entire career. I have always been what you would call a “people person,” and found this business best suited my personality and...

The roots of Reconciliation Canada

It is often said that making significant change starts with one small step. For Karen Joseph, that small step was applying for Women Leading the Way™. “I nearly didn’t apply,” she recalls. She had no idea that participating in Minerva’s advanced leadership program would lead her to discovering her values, working with purpose and leading...

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....

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