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Minerva BC coming to Prince George

The expansion of Minerva BC to Prince George will double the number of participants accepted to their Learning to Lead program this year.

Learning to Lead is a weekend program that provides Grade 11 girls with the opportunity to discover self, develop confidence and explore their leadership potential, while creating a network of women and girls who will support them along their journey. Minerva is currently accepting applications from Grade 11 girls from all over northern B.C.

“Over the past two years, we’ve turned away as many young women as we’ve accepted to this high-impact girls-leadership program,” said Tina Strehlke, CEO of Minerva BC, in a news release. “We are excited to expand our capacity by hosting this program for the first time in Prince George at UNBC on June 13-16.”

The program is a girls-only learning space where students expand their capabilities, share their experiences, and learn to build networks that will influence them throughout their leadership journey. For many young women, Learning to Lead™ is a life-changing experience which provides clarity and confidence on their path to authentic leadership and self-discovery.

Since its inception in 2002, Learning to Lead™ has been empowering young women to develop into leaders. For 17 years, this program has touched the lives of hundreds of girls in the Lower Mainland, with the program taking place in Vancouver each year. Minerva BC is thrilled to bring the program to Prince George for this year.

”I am so very excited that the Learning to Lead program is being expanded and hosted in Prince George this year. As a mother of two young daughters, I take great pride in knowing that Minerva is committed to, and invested in, developing and supporting strong women,” said Northern Committee Member, Felicia Magee.

All girls have leadership potential, and Learning to Lead honours Minerva BC’s core value of inclusivity.

“We want to ensure that we’re not just reaching out to students who are the most vocal, already achieving their goals and come to mind as ‘leaders’,” said Minerva BC’s Youth Program Manager, Ashley Milbury. “We also want to reach the quiet leaders, those who aren’t always the first to speak up, but clearly want to make a difference and help others.”

Minerva is inviting teachers, principals, parents, and mentors who see potential in Grade 11 Northern BC girls to nominate them to participate in the Learning to Lead weekend. The program is fully sponsored, with no cost to attend, and there is no maximum of how many students a school may nominate. 50 students are selected to attend the Prince George Learning to Lead weekend on June 14-16, 2019.

For more information about Learning to Lead™ and to submit an application form to the program, visit: https://minervabc.ca/lead/leadership-development/learning-to-lead/

ABOUT MINERVA

Minerva BC is a registered, non-profit charitable organization that supports women and girls throughout BC to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their leadership potential. From leadership programs to education awards to culturally-relevant programming developed in partnership with Indigenous women, Minerva BC elevates the visibility, influence and contribution of women and girls to change the face of leadership in BC. For more information about Minerva BC, visit www.minervabc.ca.