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Our Founder, Alexia Hilbertidou, is an excellent orator with a powerful story to tell..

Alexia has spoken at over 150 corporate and community events to over 80,000 people about Gender Equality, Gen Z Mindset, Women in STEM, and the future of work. She has been a keynote speaker for over 40 corporate organisations including Air New Zealand, Trade Me, AMP, The New Zealand Defence Force, Auckland Council, Russell McVeagh, Vodafone, Westpac, PwC, The University of Auckland, Microsoft, Foodstuffs, and Deloitte.​

Introducing Alexia,

She's joked with the Queen, flown with NASA, had lunch with Jamie (Oliver), tea with Teresa (May) and rubbed shoulders with David (Beckham).

Described by the NZ Herald as the Headmistress of Gen Z,  Alexia Hilbertidou (“Hill - burr - Tea - do.”) is the founder of GirlBoss NZ - NZ's largest organisation for young women. In 8 years, GirlBoss has grown to 17,500 members and programmes have been implemented in more than 100 schools across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.


Alexia’s own mission is to get women to the table - the boardroom table that is, and she believes the decisions made while young are crucial in paving the way.


She has spoken at some of the world's largest conferences such as The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and One Young World, sharing stages with speakers such as Richard Branson, HRH Meghan Markle, and JK Rowling.


GirlBoss programmes have been implemented into more than 100 schools across New Zealand and the Cook islands and thousands of young people have participated via GirlBoss’ online career accelerators.


Alexia is a living, breathing example of how Gen Z are making their mark on the world, becoming New Zealand’s Gender Equality Ambassador at the World Expo, a National Geographic Explorer, and a Facebook Leadership Fellow. Alexia studied Leadership for Change at the University of Cambridge and holds a Masters in Emerging Technologies. 


Alexia has received over 30 Awards for her work, including being named the Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Forbes 30 under 30, Semi-Finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year, the Most Influential NZ Woman under 25 at the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, Commonwealth Covid-19 Hero, Winner for EY New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year, and Finalist for World Young Entrepreneur of the Year.


Alexia was also awarded a Queen's Young Leader Award for Services to the Commonwealth by Her Majesty, The Queen, at Buckingham Palace. She was selected from over 20,000 nominations and is the youngest Commonwealth Citizen to hold this honour.


Through her jaw-dropping, name dropping stories Alexia proves that you are never too young (or too short) to create change.

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Speaking to over 1500 people at One Young World in London


"Nothing could be more important than the work Alexia is doing for the next generation. Her voice is important to empower other youth"

Sheryl Sandberg

COO, Facebook


“I’ve been going to HR conferences for over 20 years, so I’ve seen a whole generation of talks about generations. I’ve always been a bit cynical about them. But Alexia provided a practical, insightful, funny, nuanced, and original presentation about Gen Z.  NASA, David Beckham, Jamie Oliver, and the Queen have all had a chat to Alexia Hilbertidou about Gen Z and her work at GirlBoss NZ - maybe you should too!"

Alex Hagan
CEO, Kienco

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"Alexia has superb youth voice. Her expertise of Gen Z enabled the audience to build greater clarity on the “why” and “how” of the radical rethinking required for a new mindset across our communities."  

Faye Langdon

Director, 21C Skills Lab

Former Director of Business, AUT

Looking for a speaker for your next corporate event?

Alexia is the founder of Gen Z Speaks and has delivered for many top national and global corporate organisations.

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