Are you ready to level up?
GirlBoss: Level Up
A six week career accelerator for movers, shakers, and action-takers.
Now, more than ever, the world needs confident, energised and resilient leadership from young women just like you.
That is why we have developed 'GirlBoss: Level Up" - a six week career accelerator to help you cut through the noise, and be unapologetically ambitious in the pursuit of your most audacious goals.
Figure out your future, let's level up.
450 Young Leaders. 6 weeks.
One Transformational Experience
How it works.
Ambitious aspirations require wrap-around solutions.
Apply Online & Find your Tribe
Apply for this programme online. We will select young women who are determined to figure out their future.
If selected, you will join a supportive,
like-minded, community of awesome wahine from across Aotearoa.
Learn from the best with our LIVE talks with the world's best and brightest
Interactive live-streams with game-changing leaders who will provide inspiration, motivation, and direction.
Secure a CV-Worthy Internship
You will be fully supported to complete a "Career Ready" challenge which you will present to your local employment broker. You will gain a "GirlBoss Internship" and get a head-start on your career ladder.
Complete the Masterclasses
Gain the GirlBoss Edge through self-paced masterclasses and activities on topics such as: Personal Branding, Linkedin, Interviewing, and Networking. This will help you navigate your future with confidence and direction.
Gain 1:1 Mentoring with Industry leaders
It's not who you know, it's who knows you!
Build your professional networks without leaving home. You will receive five virtual 1:1 Mentoring Sessions with industry leaders who will work closely with you to help plan your next steps.
Time to party!
After six weeks, you will graduate from the programme energised and equipped for your future. You will celebrate at an in-person Graduation Party, surrounded by your whanau, new-found friends, mentors, and employers.
Meet your Mentors
GirlBoss Edge makes it possible for anyone to
learn from the best
Young New Zealander of the Year
Harvard Human Rights Fellow working on the border of Iraq and Turkey to gather evidence to prosecute ISIS perpetrators.
“I was always told that law school was unrealistic for someone like me — a refugee with no history of education in the family — now I am a Harvard-educated lawyer. I am passionate about helping other young women crush barriers and stereotypes to reach their dreams!”
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; and 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.
"If you want opportunities not many people get,
you need to make choices not many people make."
- Alexia Hilbertidou, GirlBoss NZ Founder
Average Programme Rating:
4.8 / 5
Average Facilitator Rating:
4.9 / 5
Over 1200 wahine from across Aotearoa are proud GirlBoss Edge Alumni
Feel more confident to pursue their chosen career path
Have made new friends
Have connections with professionals in their chosen field
(compared to 5% before the programme)
Feel more confident and prepared for University, Further Training, or Employment
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.