200 Young Leaders. 10 Days.
One Transformational Experience
23rd April - May 2nd
Young women aged 15 - 18 who are passionate about a career in Healthcare
10 Day, Self-Paced Leadership Accelerator (100% online)
Flexible to work around your schedule
Keep in the loop for future intakes.
learn from the best
GirlBoss Edge makes it possible for anyone to
Dr Hinemoa Elder
Forensic Psychiatrist, Brain Research New Zealand
Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi
“Ahakoa he iti te matakahi, ka pakaru i a ia te tōtara! A small group can achieve 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 Hinemoa is a child psychiatrist at Starship Hospital and a Director at Brain Research New Zealand.
Dr Nini Prescott
GP and Urgent Care Doctor
By day, Dr Nini can be found living the high-paced lifestyle of an Urgent Care Medical Doctor in Auckland.
By night, Dr Nini can be found creating TikToks for her 18.2K followers providing insight, inspiration, and dance moves to the next generation of Healthcare heroes.
Dr Justin Sung
Founder, JTT Med & Foster our Future
Medical Doctor, Auckland City Hospital
The undisputed king of Med School Entry - 1 out of 3 of NZ’s successful medical students have been coached by Dr Justin. Founder of a charity called Foster our Future to support youth from underrepresented communities into medicine.
Dr Miriam Karalus
Doctor at Waikato City Hospital
From building bridges to saving lives to playing competitive rugby, Dr Miriam has done it all. With a Masters of Engineering and a Medical Degree, Miriam has had an incredible global career. Dr Miriam is active in Samoan Doctors Worldwide and worked at the forefront of the Measles Crisis in her native home of Samoa. Dr Miriam is one of 9 siblings, 5 of whom are also Medical Doctors.
Here's what you get
GirlBoss Edge: Healthcare Edition gives you access to New Zealand’s leading Doctors and Mentors to inspire you to have a world changing career in healthcare.
Access to our career accelerator modules
Gain confidence and learn invaluable career skills with our self-paced modules on Personal Branding; Networking; Interviewing and LinkedIn. By the end of the programme, you will have a strong and cohesive personal brand and the confidence to network with NZ’s biggest players. You will sharpen your interview skills so that you can nail any job or scholarship interview and grow your professional presence and connections with a killer LinkedIn Profile.
Our leadership facilitator, Alexia Hilbertidou, has completed $500,000 worth of leadership training through prestigious fellowships at Facebook HQ in San Francisco, Cambridge University in the UK, and as a Deloitte Global Scholar. She will be taking the best of what she has learned and will be delivering it to you in this 10-day programme.
Participate in Facebook Live Sessions with our high profile Healthcare Heroes!
Learn Personal Branding and Healthcare Insights from Dr Hinemoa Elder, a Forensic Psychiatrist and a leading voice on community health.
Learn Interviewing skills with Dr Justin Sung, Director JTT Med School Academy - 1 out of 3 of NZ’s successful medical students have been coached by Justin. The University of Auckland Medical School interviews all potential candidates and they are looking for students who can demonstrate a clear commitment over time. High school (aka today) is the time to start!
Dr Nini Prescott, Urgent Care Doctor
Dr Miriam Karalus, Doctor at Waikato City Hospital, Civil Engineer
A CV Worthy Healthcare Challenge (with incredible prizes):
Our Healthcare Challenge is sponsored by New Zealand's leading medical companies.
Imagine having New Zealand’s biggest healthcare companies on your CV before you have even left school!
Participants on the programme will have 5 days to complete and submit the challenge and the best entries will win experiences such as these:
Flights to Auckland, a day in the lab with senior scientists, lunch with a senior leader and the opportunity to pitch your project to staff.
Now that is something to share in your Med School Interview!
Healthcare experts from our sponsor companies will also be available for you to book a complimentary 15 minute one-to-one mentor session.
With the GirlBoss Edge you will be ahead before the race has even begun!
Find your tribe
Coming together as a group to support and champion each other is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the programme. On the GirlBoss Edge 10 day course you will join a tribe of ambitious young women who are determined to lead and change the world.
Community building activities during the programme include:
Access to our Facebook Community
Icebreaker.Video - an online networking event for you to meet others on the course and practise your new found skills.
Netflix Parties and more…
10 days of mentoring, support, and inspiration to help you achieve your healthcare goals
A free GirlBoss goodie bag (including a GirlBoss HydraFlask (valued at $40.00)
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.
Research from The New Zealand Ministry of Education based on 200 GirlBoss Edge: Healthcare Edition Alumni
Average Programme Rating: 4.8/5
Average Facilitator Rating: 4.9/5
99% More confident to pursue a career in Healthcare
99% Made new friends who support their passions
99% believe the role models within the programme inspired them
98% Have a broader understanding of the opportunities available within Healthcare
98% Have connected with Healthcare professionals in the field
97% More confident and better prepared for University
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.
Frequently asked questions
Is this programme 100% online?
Yes. This programme is 100% online and there is no in-person element. This ensures that any young woman, no matter where in New Zealand they live, can take part.
How much does it cost? How is it funded?
The programme is valued at $250 pp. Thanks to our sponsors we are able to offer a scholarship.
What will I do on the programme?
Where can I read the Terms and Conditions?
You can read the terms and conditions here.
Who can apply for this programme?
This programme is for Maori & Pasifika young women aged 15 - 18 who live in New Zealand. If you have finished high school, you can still apply.
Do I have to complete the whole programme? What is the time commitment involved?
Yes. You must complete all units and tasks to successfully graduate from the programme. The tasks will be self-paced and it will take between 10 - 20 hours to complete them all. In addition, there will be 5 set times where you participate in Facebook LIVE and online community networking events.
I am not interested in Healthcare. Can I still apply?
This programme is for young women with an interest in healthcare. We will be running future intakes for other industries. Please sign up as a member at www.girlboss.nz/join to be notified of future intakes.
I am not interested in being a Doctor. Can I still apply?
This programme is for young women with an interest in healthcare - there are many roles in healthcare beyond being a Doctor - such as a Biologist, a Midwife, a Biomedical engineer, a Nurse, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and so much more!
What if I can't afford the Programme Fee?
Limited Full Scholarship places are funded by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
I am a Teacher - can you provide an invoice to the school so that we can use school based funding (e.g STAR) to cover the programme fee?
Yes. Please contact us and we will issue you with an invoice. We will then provide you with a special code which will allow your students to access the course without charge.