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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...

It’s time to leap in…together!

Lean in, lean back, or lean on? Where does a women over 50, who is transitioning into potential retirement, fit? According to Tracy Theemes from Sophia Financial Group “she doesn’t necessarily want to be full steam ahead anymore, but is also not likely ready to lean back into a rocking chair either. Nor is she...

Science says: Girls are as predisposed to be leaders as boys

On a quest to discover whether leadership is born or bred, researcher and professor, Dr. Julian Barling, stumbled upon another topic that stole his interest – women and leadership. “I didnt set out to study women and leadership,” he said. “But when I read the research, it totally captivated me.” What he discovered is that...

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....

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...

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