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Ignite your ambition
Step into your power.

Join GirlBoss Edge: Tech for Good
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Alexia Hilbertidou, Forbes 30 under 30
Amanda Johnstone,
Technology CEO and Inventor
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Join us for one
life-changing experience


Who: You! A passionate young woman aged 15 - 21, with a passion for Technology, Business, Engineering, Innovation, or Social Impact. No prior experience or knowledge is required.

What: The ultimate 10-day GirlBoss Accelerator, fully funded and online!

When: From July 12th to 21st, 2024.

This self-paced programme is designed to fit around your busy schedule, with just 1-2 hours a day to commit to unlocking your full potential.

 
Applications close this Sunday 23rd of June at Midnight

Gain Confidence
& Direction


"This opportunity has truly changed my life for the better, I am more confident than ever and I truly believe that technology and engineering is an amazing career path! I am now so excited to go out into the world and see what it has to offer!”

- McKayla, 16, Hamilton
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Be Inspired by the Best

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Diana Chao
 

Founder, Letters to Strangers

Researcher, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

Diana Chao uses tech to improve Mental Health. 

 

She is the founder of Letters to Strangers, the largest global youth-for-youth mental health nonprofit, exchanging more than 60,000 letters and impacting more than half a million people in over 70 countries in the past 10 years.

She is a youth voice in the United Nations intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has dug for green sauropod bones with the US Dinosaur Institute, and is passionate Astro -physicist who has worked with NASA. 

Amanda Johnstone
 

Founder, Transhuman

Start-up Executive of the Year

Amanda uses tech to promote well-being & community.

 

Amanda is a globally recognised AI technologist and technology communicator.

She created an award-winning app which uses a AI check-in tool to promote wellbeing in over 87 countries.

 

TIME have awarded her as a Next Generation Leader for her work in social impact technology and The CEO Magazine awarded her as Start-up Executive of the Year.

Alexia Hilbertidou

Founder, GirlBoss NZ

Pacific Entrepreneur of the Year 

Alexia uses tech to fight for gender equality.

 

Alexia is the founder of GirlBoss NZ. Founded when Alexia was just 16, GirlBoss NZ now has 17,500 members.

 

She has flown with NASA and is the youngest person to represent New Zealand at the United Nations in New York. She was named Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

 

She studied Leadership for Change at the University of Cambridge and holds a Masters in Emerging Technologies. 

Gain 1:1 mentoring from New Zealand's

biggest industry players

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Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder, GirlBoss NZ

Our promise to you

After graduating from GirlBoss Edge: Technology you will:

  1. Feel more confident to pursue your career

  2. Be better prepared for University

  3. Make new friends

  4. Be inspired by role models

  5. Develop the self-confidence to achieve your dreams. 

We're proud to report that 100% of our GirlBoss Edge alumni agree with the above statements. This level of positive feedback is almost unheard of, and is proof of just how genuinely amazing this programme is.

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Siying, 16, Auckland

The GirlBoss Edge programme is like a dream come true: my confidence has increased by 100x in my own home! Being in a community of like-minded young wahine, I am no longer fearful of the future.

Don't just take our word for it

Hear from our Alumni 
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Monika, 17, Auckland

This opportunity has provided me with skills and knowledge that will greatly benefit me in the long run. It has motivated me to not only pursue my future career but also to commit and achieve whatever I put my mind to, and to do everything with a purpose. I am truly grateful to have been selected for this programme.

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Emma, 18, Christchurch

I loved every second of it because it pushed me to think inwardly and also about the world around me and what needs changing. The energy that I have felt as well as the empowerment that has come from being a part of this amazing opportunity is overwhelming and inspiring. It is one of the best things I have done.

Discover how we have helped 4400+ young women like you:  

"Before I started this programme, I wasn't confident in myself and my ability to pursue a career in engineering or technology. I thought that I wasn't enough.

 

But now, I am so much more confident. The programme has led me to meet new people who are not only my friends but also young women who align with my vision in life and are aspiring future leaders. It has changed my perspective and mindset and given me a foundation for creating my future.


– Roannne, 17, Christchurch

 

Here's what you get

Unlock a world of opportunities to 
kick-start your career in technology.

Accelerate Your Career with Our Self-Paced Modules

Sharpen your skills and gain the confidence to network with the biggest players in technology with our self-paced modules on Personal Branding, Networking, Interviewing, and LinkedIn. By the end of the program, you'll have a cohesive personal brand and a killer LinkedIn profile, ready to ace any job or scholarship interview!

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Learn from the Best!

 

Don't settle for just any advice - seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Facebook LIVE interviews with icons such as Diana Chao and Amanda Johnstone, and gain invaluable knowledge that will set you apart from other others!

A CV Worthy Challenge

Are you ready for a CV-worthy challenge that will set you apart from the rest?

Showcase your skills and knowledge by taking on a Technology Challenge that tackles some of the most pressing issues in New Zealand. With just 5 days to complete and submit your entry, you'll have the opportunity to shine and win incredible prizes.

Plus, it's something to brag about during your job interview or Scholarship applications!

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Find your Tribe

You'll join a squad of like-minded, ambitious young women who are all about slaying their future careers.

Connect with your new besties in our exclusive Facebook group, join our Networking events, and kick back with our Netflix Parties!
At GirlBoss Edge, we know the power of finding your tribe, and we can't wait to welcome you into ours.

That's not all! You will also receive:

  • A complimentary 25-minute one-to-one mentoring session with inspiring mentors from our industry partners

  • A free GirlBoss goodie bag (including a GirlBoss HydraFlask (valued at $40.00) 

At just 25 years old, Alexia has achieved an extraordinary level of success, founding GirlBoss NZ, New Zealand's largest organisation for young women with over 17,500 members from more than 400 schools across New Zealand.

 

She has received over 30 awards for her work, including Forbes 30 under 30, Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the prestigious Queen's Young Leader Award for Services to the Commonwealth.

Now, she is sharing the most valuable lessons she has learned on her journey with you.

By participating in this 10-day programme, you will gain exclusive access to Alexia's expertise and insights gained from over $500,000 worth of personal development training at prestigious institutions such as the Facebook Leadership Fellowship in San Francisco, the Eisenhower Peace Fellowship in Spain, and the United Nations CSW in New York.

 

Join GirlBoss Edge: Technology today and start on your path to greatness!

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The Facilitator

We believe in equity of access. 

Your place in the programme is fully funded thanks to Harvey Norman.

We want all young New Zealanders to gain access to employers and inspirational role models.

Nothing should stand between you and your career dreams. 
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