With a gaping hole of disparity between men and women, just 15% of women are in CEO roles in Canada. Mckinsey reports that one of the five main initiatives to advance women’s leadership development is through formal women’s networks and mentorship.
At a time as crucial as National Women’s Month in supporting women for gender equality and opportunities, Minerva BC and Locelle have teamed up, and are actively taking steps in creating equitable futures in the workplace.
“We are thrilled to partner with Locelle to create opportunities for Minerva alumni to share their experience with other leaders”, said Tina Strehlke, CEO of Minerva BC.
Since the detrimental effects of Covid-19 have further magnified gender inequality in the workplace, both Locelle and Minerva are taking tangible actions in resolving this issue through the power of mentorship.
“Together, we can democratize access to knowledge, mentorship and learning opportunities for women in male-dominated industries,’’ said Humaira Ahmed, CEO of Locelle.
Locelle’s strategic approach in helping women recover from the effects of the pandemic and Minerva BC’s engagement with their network of women leaders as mentors, will strengthen the leadership pathway for women.