Are you ready to rewrite the script of our nation?
GirlBoss Edge: Law, Policy, & Government
600 Young Leaders. 10 Days.
One Transformational Experience
Who: Young women aged 16 - 18 who are passionate about Law, Policy, Leadership, & Government
What: 10 Day Leadership Accelerator (100% online)
100% Free thanks to the Ministry of Education
When: 4th - 13th July 2020. This is in the July School Holidays and the total time commitment is approx. 1 hour a day.
Applications have now closed.
learn from the best
GirlBoss Edge makes it possible for anyone to
International Human Rights Lawyer
Young New Zealander of the Year
Rez was born in a United Nations refugee camp in Pakistan as her Kurdish family escaped persecution.
Now, a Harvard Human Rights Fellow she is working on the border of Iraq and Turkey to gather evidence to prosecute ISIS perpetrators.
Hon. Carmel Sepuloni
Minister for Social Development
Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Pacific Peoples
Carmel is a New Zealand politician and a Member of Parliament for the Labour Party. She was first elected to Parliament in 2008, becoming New Zealand's first MP of Tongan descent.
Criminal Defence Lawyer
New Zealand Lawyer of the Year 2019
Youngest person and the first of Pasifika descent to be appointed President of the New Zealand Law Society.
The inspiration behind a new Hollywood movie called The Appeal, from Oscar Award-Winning, Jojo Rabbit producer, Chelsea Winstanley.
Te Roroa/Ngapuhi and Ngati Porou
Co-Director, AUT Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law
Khylee is an award winning professor in the School of Law at AUT. She is the Director of Māori and Pacific Advancement and is New Zealand's leading voice in ensuring a fair and equitable criminal justice system.
Dr Martina Caruana
International Human Rights Lawyer
Martina's legal background boasts experience within Hague’s international courts, and with the United Nations where she led several ground-breaking theoretical cases on the elimination of violence against women and girls.
Her current ongoing works include the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the Bosnian Genocide, and justice for the respective victims.
In her home-country of Malta, Martina is also a civil society
activist, with one particular cause close to her heart – demanding justice for murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Winner of over 20 awards including the prestigious United Nations Global Goals Award and Queen's Young Leader Medal.
biggest industry players
Get 1:1 mentoring from New Zealand's
How it works.
Ambitious aspirations require simple solutions.
Apply for this fully-funded, completely free (yee-hah!) online programme. We will select 600 young women who are determined to be future leaders in Law, Policy, and Government.
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 from NZ's largest organisations.
Gain CV Worthy Experience
You will complete a 72 hour challenge to solve real life business problems and will pitch your solutions to some of New Zealand's biggest industry leaders. You will gain 1:1 Mentoring and support.
Here's what you get
10 days of mentoring, support, and inspiration to help you achieve your goals.
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 most inspirational leaders.
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.
Live Sessions with our High Profile Mentors
Learn from the best with our Online Facebook LIVE Sessions.
Global leaders will answer your questions and give you advice to take you to the next level!
A CV Worthy Community Challenge (with incredible prizes)
Imagine having New Zealand’s biggest industry players on your CV before you have even left school!
Our real-world Challenge is sponsored by The Ministry of Justice, Chapman Tripp, DLA Piper and The Office for Māori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti.
Participants on the programme will have 5 days to complete and submit the challenge and the best entries will win a personalised internship experience.
One-to-One Mentoring Sessions
Law and Policy experts will be available for you to book a complimentary 30 minute One-to-One mentoring session.
With the GirlBoss Edge you will be ahead before the race has even begun!
Coming together as a group to support and champion each other is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the programme.
Community building activities during the programme include:
Access to our Facebook Community
Speed Networking - we use an online tool for you to meet others on the course and make like-minded friends.
Netflix Parties and more…
Come join a tribe of ambitious young women who are determined to lead and change the world.
and a Tribe of like-minds
The GirlBoss Edge programme is designed and delivered by 21-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 has a certificate in 'Leading Change' through her completion of a 12 month programme at UK's Cambridge University.
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.