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About us

GirlBoss NZ was founded with a single mission:
to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
We empower confident, resilient, future-ready,
young women to lead and change the world.

Our Why

Only 3% of young women are considering a career in technology

We're changing that too.

Only 2% of our NZX50
CEO's are women.

We're changing that.

Only 3% of VC funding goes to women led enterprises.

We're changing that.

Letter from Alexia

What started as a place of isolation has grown into a national movement.

GirlBoss NZ 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. Our programmes have been implemented in 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 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.

Founder, GirlBoss NZ

GirlBoss New Zealand

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