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Founded in 1999, Minerva is a charitable, non-profit organization that elevates the visibility, influence and contribution of women in BC. Minerva delivers leadership development programs for girls and women, and works with organizations to address systemic and workplace barriers that impede the advancement and equality of women.

Minerva’s youth programs include Learning to Lead™, an inspired weekend retreat that offers 50 young women a life-changing introduction to values-based leadership, and Indigenous Roots, a unique outdoor leadership program serving urban Indigenous girls in Vancouver.

Since 2013, Minerva has gathered and published research on women in the workplace, seeking to change the culture and address unconscious bias. To date, more than 20 companies have signed Minerva’s CEO Pledge to support progress toward diversity.

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