We are a 13,500 strong network of changemakehers.
Our mission is to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Leadership & Entrepreneurship.
A letter from our founder,
GirlBoss New Zealand was founded in late 2015 as a result of my own experiences as a teenager growing up in Auckland, New Zealand. I was 15 before I met a female software engineer. At 16, I was the only girl in my digital technology class and at 17 I was the only girl studying Advanced Physics. I started GirlBoss because I knew that something had to change.
From that initial point of isolation, GirlBoss is now a network of 13,500 high school aged members nationwide and our programmes have been implemented in over 100 schools across New Zealand, Australia, and The Cook Islands.
The demographic of GirlBoss members is the demographic of our nation. Our members, who are spread across New Zealand, from Northland to Invercargill, are united by their passion to use 21st century skills to solve problems in their day-to-day lives and make a positive impact on the world.
At GirlBoss, we believe the gender gap is an issue we must all come together to solve. With your support, we will continue to build a future where our next generation of girls and boys will have choices, purpose and power.
Thank you for your continued belief in our mission.
- Alexia Hilbertidou
Founder & CEO, GirlBoss New Zealand
"Having a community of other passionate young women from all over New Zealand has truly impacted how I walk down the street.
I walk taller, I think more of myself, I feel connected to others.
It has been an amazing journey. "
The wahine we serve are our greatest ambassadors
At our heart, we are a community of 13,500 young women.
We work with over 100
High Schools a year running workshops and summits across Aotearoa.
It is free to become a member and join our whanau of like-minded ambitious young women aged 13 - 18.
We bring high school aged young women into the workplace for a 5 day rapid-fire corporate internship.
Sponsor companies make a transformational contribution to the talent pipeline building authentic brand loyalty along the way.
This programme was a finalist in the 2020 Diversity Awards
We have created New Zealand's most comprehensive online career accelerator.
Over 1600 young women and 800 corporate mentors have gained the GirlBoss Edge as a result of our 100% digital 10 Day Career Accelerator.
Applications are now open for
The GirlBoss Academy
Our annual GirlBoss Awards recognise trailblazing young women aged 11 - 18 from across Aotearoa.
We have up to 12 winners each year in categories such as STEM, Community, Enterprise and Arts & Culture.
We give cash grants to empower these trailblazers to take their initiatives to the next level
We the Women is an inspirational 2 day in-person Hackfest for women aged 17- 25.
Participants join other women to collaborate on a project to solve a real world problem facing women in the world today.
Women gain tangible CV Worthy experience and connect with new-found friends in a super inclusive and supportive environment.
40,000 Students engaged
800 Corporate volunteers
1,600 GirlBoss Edge Alumni
100+ High Schools
90 Corporate internship placements
23 GirlBoss Award Winners
$1:18 Social Impact