Organizational Impact

International Women’s Day

DIVERSEcity X Minerva Women’s Leadership Forum

To celebrate International Women’s Day, DIVERSEcity partnered 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 invited 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.

Highlights of the event included:

  • 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

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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.

2023 donation announcement

For 2023, DIVERSEcity has chosen to donate a bursary (at a value of $1,500) to Minerva’s Emerging Leaders Program to one of the attendees at the DIVERSEcity x Minerva Women’s Leadership Forum. It’s a 10-week part-time development program for new managers and early career leaders that improves participants’ leadership abilities as well as their confidence to manage people and teams, all while growing their professional networks and power base.

The recipient of the bursary will be announced soon.

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: