Minerva BC

the face of leadership™

ABOUT the face of leadership™

Minerva BC is a registered charity with a mission to increase the visibility, influence, and contribution of women. For 20 years we have worked with female leaders to prepare them for roles in business, government, and community. Despite our efforts, women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of leadership in British Columbia.


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 those that are successful.


Our goal is simple: a meaningful and sustainable increase in the representation of women leaders across all organizations and industries in British Columbia.

the face of leadership™ INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP FORUM

Every year, during Gender Equality Week, we bring businesses and communities together to learn how companies in BC are overcoming their blind spots and are championing equality and diversity by adapting the practices and procedures used to identify, develop, and promote talent.

The 2022 edition of the Face of Leadership™ Inclusive Leadership Forum is summed up in our Event Summary and Resource Guide 2022. Download the report here and get access to key learnings and ideas, and resources from each session.

what we do

Minerva BC 20 year anniversary


Minerva BC

Minerva BC is a registered charity dedicated to changing the face of leadership in BC. Since 1999 we have worked to advance gender equality by expanding education, career and leadership opportunities for women.

Our office is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

contact us

320-111 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4


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