100 Young Leaders. 10 Days.
One Transformational Experience
24th April - May 3rd
Māori & Pasifika
Young women aged 16 - 18 who are passionate about a career in Healthcare
10 Day Leadership Accelerator (100% online)
Fully sponsored by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Applications opening soon
learn from the best
GirlBoss Edge makes it possible for anyone to
Dr Hinemoa Elder
Brain Research New Zealand
“Ahakoa he iti te matakahi, ka pakaru i a ia te tōtara! A small group can acheive amazing results! Kei te hari tōku ngākau, I am so happy to be part of mentoring our kōtiro who have a heart for healthcare in realising their dreams!”
Dr Monique Faleafa
CEO of Le Va and Pacific Inc Ltd
Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Psychologists' Board and the Health Promotion Agency
Dr Angela Lim
Paediatric Doctor & Tech Entrepreneur. Founder & CEO of Clearhead
"My career in health has not been straightforward, but it has been full of learnings and I feel very purposeful with what I am doing today. I can't wait to share my journey with you all and hopefully you will see that it takes all types to succeed in health."
Breast Cancer Researcher, PhD Candidate Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
Founder & CEO, ScienceBox
"My journey in STEM has been about exploration, where I found my passion towards cancer research. I am excited to share my journey with young women in NZ and hopefully guide them to finding their passion."
How it works.
Ambitious aspirations require simple solutions.
Apply for this fully-funded, completely free (yay!) online programme. We will select 100 young women who are determined to be future industry leaders and pioneers.
Complete the Masterclasses
Gain the GirlBoss Edge through self-paced masterclasses and activities on topics such as: Personal Branding, Linkedin, Interviewing, and Networking. You will receive one lesson every day, and the activities can be completed in just one or two hours.
Be Mentored and Connect with Industry leaders
It's not who you know, it's who knows you!
Build your professional networks without leaving home. You will be mentored LIVE and online by inspirational role models across NZ's largest organisations.
Gain CV Worthy Experience
You will complete a 48 hour challenge to solve real life business problems and will pitch your solutions to some of New Zealand's biggest industry leaders.
The GirlBoss Edge programme is designed and delivered by 22-year-old GirlBoss NZ founder Alexia Hilbertidou.
Alexia has had over $500,000 worth of leadership development training through prestigious fellowships at Facebook Headquarters in San Francisco; the Three Dot Dash Foundation in New York; as an Eisenhower Youth Fellow and a Deloitte Global Scholar. She studied Leadership for Change at UK's Cambridge University and is currently completing her Masters in Emerging Technologies.
Alexia is taking the best of what she has learned and will be delivering it to you in this 10 day programme.
Alexia's passion for education has led to her being recognised as a Top 30 Global Teen Leader; Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Award Winner, and a Westpac Woman of Influence. She is also the youngest person in history to receive the Queens Young Leader medal for Services to the Commonwealth.
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 GirlBoss Edge Alumni
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.
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.
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