the face of leadership™
STRATEGIES TO CHAMPION EQUITY IN LEADERSHIP
what is the face of leadership™?
In 2015, we launched the Face of Leadership™ to accelerate the pace of change. Aimed at closing the gender gap, we started a conversation with 12 CEOs about how to lift the percentage of women in leadership. We agreed that we could work together to identify solutions, put them into practice, and share what works.
A meaningful and sustainable increase in the representation of women leaders across all organizations and industries in British Columbia.
the progress scorecard
MEASURING THE SPEED OF CHANGE
The Face of Leadership™ Scorecard is a report produced by Minerva BC in collaboration with our research partner, Corporate Knights.
The Scorecard provides a current picture of the representation of women and Indigenous peoples on corporate boards and in senior executive leadership positions, with a focus on BC-based companies.
Every year, during Gender Equality Week, we bring businesses and communities together to learn how companies in BC are overcoming their blind spots and championing equality and diversity by adapting the practices and procedures used to identify, develop, and promote talent.
The 2023 edition of the Face of Leadership™ Inclusive Leadership Forum is summed up in our Event Summary and Resource Guide.
Download the report to get access to key learnings, ideas, and resources from each session.
in BC, women earn 17% less than men
FOR COMPARABLE WORK — ONE OF THE HIGHEST GENDER PAY GAPS IN CANADA
Minerva BC and Mustel Group 2023 (Unobstructed Journeys Report)
the diversity pledge
COMMITTING TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF GENDER DIVERSITY
The Face of Leadership™ Pledge signals a firm commitment from top-level leaders to advance gender equity and diversity in their organizations. Signatories agree to seven principles in pursuit of an increase in female leadership and the fostering of inclusive cultures.
This pledge aligns with the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles, best practices around accelerating gender balance in organizations, and the pursuit of Global Goal #5 — achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
supporting your pledge fulfillment
MINERVA PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT, LEARN, AND SHARE BEST PRACTICES
In 2016, we welcomed 250 attendees to the Face of Leadership™ Conference featuring a keynote presentation by Carlee-Beth Hawkins of Project Implicit. This was one of the first events in Vancouver and was the foundation for Minerva’s Face of Leadership work we see today.
We host roundtable discussions on a wide range of topics including inclusive leadership, measuring progress, and equitable HR practices. With powerful guest speakers, these roundtables provide the opportunity to stay informed of current practices and trends and continue your learning.
Every September, we host an annual Inclusive Leadership Forum during Gender Equality Week. Featuring 20+ speakers and experts, and over 200 attendees, the Forum is an opportunity to learn how to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in your workplace.
We lead interactive workshops on a variety of topics for organizations and leaders of all genders, to provide the opportunity to learn and create better, more inclusive workplaces for everyone.
become a pledge signatory
THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS CHANGING THE FACE OF LEADERSHIP
By signing the pledge, you’re joining a community of business leaders that are working to attract, retain, and advance diverse female talent in their organizations. Most importantly, they are willing to share their successes and failures to continue learning.
To become a signatory of the Face of Leadership™ Diversity Pledge, contact the Minerva team.
INCLUSIVE SPACES FOR SELF-DISCOVERY AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING
A high-impact development program designed to help new managers make the transition from individual contributor to effective leader.
Our flagship career accelerator that stretches mid-level leaders and moves them towards their next challenge.
A development program for newcomer, immigrant, and refugee women looking to advance their careers and learn tangible leadership skills and tools.