Patrons Circle

    Patrons Circle

    Patrons Circle

    Lis Welch

    Lis Welch

    Vice Chair, The Welch Group

    "The Minerva Foundation for BC Women has been an important part of my life for fourteen years.  How natural it is to support a thoughtful, well established organization whose carefully developed vision translates into multiple leadership programs and post secondary education funding assistance for women and girls.  The successes are measurable and meaningful, my association with the Minerva Foundation deeply rewarding and enriching."

    Nancy McKinstry

    Nancy McKinstry

    Director at HSBC Bank Canada, Director Delta Hotels & Resorts, Director, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.

    Patricia Graham

    Patricia Graham

    Editor-In-Chief, The Vancouver Sun

    "Minerva inspires me because it inspires those who benefit from its programs: not only do they learn new things, they realize their own potential. All their talents and skills and abilities blossom, and so too does their belief in what they can accomplish, and the confidence to move forward."

    Yuri Fulmer

    Yuri Fulmer

    Chairman and CEO, FDC Capital Partners

    "I have always believed the path to success is relatively simple: combine a good idea with even better people, and a desire to serve your community, and you’re on your way.  Minerva is an innovative organization that combines mentoring and education along with collaborative partnerships to unlock the potential of women and girls in the province of BC. What a personally insightful and very rewarding experience it has been to see how Minerva has become a powerful force in changing the lives of countless women across our province."

    Elise Rees, Partner

    Elise Rees, Partner

    Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    "The Minerva Foundation has developed innovative programs that allow the women of BC to grow and develop as leaders.  Providing this leading edge approach ensures that the women of British Columbia have access to the right tools to help lead our Province in many endeavors ensuring a balanced and creative voice.  As a passionate advocate for inclusive leadership I am extremely proud of the programs that Minerva has developed."

    Anne Stewart, Q.C.

    Anne Stewart, Q.C.

    Partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

    "Minerva always gives a hand up, not a hand out - its main goal is to help women succeed and it is achieving that goal! I am proud to be a part of Minerva."

    Jill Leversage

    Financial Consultant

    Debra Hewson

    Debra Hewson

    President and CEO Odlum Brown Ltd.

    "Odlum Brown is proud to support the educational initiatives of Minerva’s Helping Women Work™ Program. We know some of the remarkable women who have participated in this program; their stories have allowed us to truly understand and appreciate Minerva’s role in elevating the presence, influence and involvement of women leaders in BC."

    Julia Kim

    Julia Kim

    Vice President & Investment Counsellor, RBC Global Asset Management Inc

    "Since its inception twelve years ago, I've had the privilege of being a part of the Minerva Foundation, to see it grow and evolve into an organization renowned for its innovative and collaborative approach to empowering women to reach their full potential.   Minerva has gained excellent reputation for its high standards and value based culture.  Most importantly, the true magic of Minerva is its ability to transform the lives of everyone it touches - the program participants, staff, volunteers, donors – the ripple effect continues to grow!"

    Lisa Ethans

    Lisa Ethans

    Partner, Deloitte Forensic