Designed for mid-level leaders, this program generates exceptional outcomes for high-potential women who want to expand their impact, and for experienced leaders who want to advance towards senior or executive leadership.

Program Impact

This program creates direct career impact. Within six months of program completion, participants have: 

  • Gained more responsibility at work 48%
  • Received a new job title 29%
  • Secured a promotion 23%

Women Leading the Way™ focuses on: 

  • Authenticity: amplify your leadership style by grounding it in your core values
  • Leading Others: learn to inspire and develop team members while advancing equity + inclusion
  • Increasing Impact: leverage your key strengths and enhance your communication skills
  • Transforming Work: navigate complexity and drive innovation
  • Women Leaders: explore the unique challenges faced by women leaders and how to overcome them

develop your leadership skills with Minerva BC

Benefits to You

  • Know your purpose as a leader and feel confident in your leadership style
  • Grow your impact with the people and teams you lead
  • Expand your professional network for support, advice and inspiration

Benefits to Your Organization

  • Advance women leaders faster by investing in their development
  • Enhance leadership capacity and performance
  • Make progress on gender equality  

Program Overview

Women Leading the Way™ is offered in a blended online format. The program combines the flexibility and convenience of online learning, with the benefit of real-time interaction with the facilitator and other participants. We have designed the program to provide a high-touch experience with community and connection at the heart of the design. This approach allows participants to self-manage their experience, while benefitting from shared experiences and social interaction with peers.

Women Leading the Way™ is divided into six complementary learning modules:

  • Leadership + Authenticity
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leading in Complexity
  • Career + Professional Growth

Program Structure

Each module is delivered over a period of two weeks and includes: 

Self-Directed Learning

Accessed through a secure online learning portal, you will work through learning materials which include concepts, frameworks, and tools, activities and self-reflection. Time commitment: 60-90 minutes prior to the facilitated group sessions.

Facilitated Group Sessions

Engage in a series of 7 high-impact Zoom sessions featuring expert facilitation, group discussion and activities. You will gain insight from guest speakers and panelists – accomplished leaders who share their candid perspectives. Time commitment: 3 hours with breaks.

Peer Learning Sessions

Following the facilitated group sessions, you will work with a small group of peers. These sessions are an opportunity to apply your learning, get coaching and support, and share your successes in a more intimate setting. Peer learning sessions are participant-driven. Time commitment: 60 minutes. 

Leadership Project

During the program you will engage in a leadership project. This is an opportunity for you to apply and integrate your learning. This can be a work-related project or a personal project. You will be invited to share your learning at the end of the program. 

Upcoming Sessions

Cohorts run beginning in January and September of each year. 


  • Sept. 22nd – Creating Connection
  • Oct. 6th  – Module 1
  • Oct 20th Module 2
  • Nov 3rd – Module 3
  • Nov 17th – Module 4
  • Dec 1st – Module 5
  • Dec 15th – Module 6

Register for an Info Session

Register here for an info session that works with your schedule. Sessions include an overview of both our Emerging Leaders and Women Leading the Way™ program.

Program Fees

The regular program fee is $3200 per participant and includes tuition, coaching and access to Minerva’s online learning portal. It also includes the formal assessments used in the program (MBTI and Standout 2.0). 

Tuition Support

We offer a reduced tuition fee of $2600 for individuals working in the charitable or non-profit sector. 

Based on available funding, Minerva offers tuition support to Indigenous women who face financial barriers to participation. We offer this in honour of Filomena ‘Fil’ Nalewajek and Russ Cook – two former Minerva board members who had a significant impact on the organization. 

To apply, please complete the appropriate section on the application form.

Join Us!

Women Leading the Way™ is open to self-identified women and gender diverse people who are interested in participating in a positive, women-led leadership program.

To register for our September 2021 cohort, please complete the application form below. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There are 24 seats available per cohort. 

As part of the application process you will be asked to upload a current resume or brief biography. 




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