Organizational Impact

International Women’s Day

DIVERSEcity X Minerva Women’s Leadership Forum

To celebrate International Women’s Day, DIVERSEcity is partnering with Minerva BC to host a Women’s Leadership Forum

What does it mean to be a women leader today? What are the challenges and opportunities we face? And how can we uplift and learn from each other, both personally and professionally, to advance our careers and lives?

DIVERSEcity and Minerva BC invite women leaders, emerging and established, immigrant and Canadian-born, to come together to uplift and learn from each other at our Women’s Leadership Forum on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 10 am – 2 pm, at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster (777 Columbia Street), near New Westminster Skytrain Station.

Let’s share our stories and strategies on overcoming barriers in the workplace; redefine what leadership looks like together, and advance equity for women of all races and backgrounds.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Welcome remarks by Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
  • A DIVERSEtalks panel discussion with local women leaders and open Q & A period
  • Facilitated, interactive group activities for women to connect and learn from each other, led by Minerva BC
  • Group laughter yoga activity presented by Tarana Kaur, founder, Happyness Yoga
  • Artistic mind map group activity led by artist Chloe Greenberg
  • Informal networking opportunities
  • Exhibition tables with information from women’s service organizations and goods and services from local women entrepreneurs
  • Light lunch served

Everyone welcome but space is limited. Registration is required to reserve your spot.

Register for the Women's Leadership Forum

Registration is required to attend this event. Reserve your spot!

Exhibitor Opportunities

Want to showcase your organization or business at the DIVERSEcity x Minerva Women’s Leadership Forum?

We have opportunities for exhibitors to be part of our exciting women’s event. Please fill out the form below to express your interest.  Or email if you have a question or want to discuss other sponsorship opportunities.

Featured Exhibitor ($499)

  • Recognition with logo and website links on promotional materials, including websites, social media posts, newsletters,
  • Recognition on event signage and PowerPoint.
  • Exhibition table (full table)
  • Opportunity to introduce an event activity.
  • Opportunity to include material in participant swag bag.

Exhibitor ($199)

  • Recognition with logo on event signage and some social media.
  • Exhibition half-table at event.
  • Opportunity to include material in participant swag bag.

Exhibition tables are now full.


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International Women’s Day Donation

Uplifting women and women’s-focused organizations

Since 2016, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society has been honouring International Women’s Day by recognizing women’s-focused organizations with a donation to support their work.

In 2022, DIVERSEcity presented a donation of $1,000 to:

  • Pacific Association of First Nations Women, an association that envisions a matriarchal community where all Indigenous women in BC are safe and respected with a sense of belonging and connection to cultural traditions.

The donation wasco-sponsored (value $500) by Pacific Community Resources Society.

In previous years, we have donated $500 to: 

2022 donation co-sponsored by: