Figure out your future
Live the Dream
Join 'GirlBoss Edge' - a virtual accelerator to help you figure out your future, achieve financial freedom, and live life on your terms.
Join a community of amazing Pasifika women committed to breaking barriers and uplifting ourselves, our whanau, and our community.
230 young women
One Transformational Experience
Thanks to the Ministry of Education Pacific Support Fund, we have 230 Fully-Funded places for Pasifika young women!
Who: Young women of Pacific descent in Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury or Hawkes Bay
What: Online Career Accelerator. Receive a fully-funded scholarship thanks to The Ministry of Education's Pacific Support Fund.
When: The programme is fully self-paced & flexible to fit in with your schedule!
You will be supported throughout the whole process.
Applications now closed.
Tufou, 16, Auckland
GirlBoss is such an empowering, welcoming, and inclusive environment. I feel blessed to be around such incredible girls. I have made lifelong friends.
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.
Beauti, 17, Christchurch
Before GirlBoss Edge, I lacked the motivation and confidence to start. I went into GirlBoss Edge: with little to no experience or confidence. To my delight, I have come out of it a changed woman. I am no longer the doubtful girl, I am a Mana Wahine who will do the Mahi to be a Girl Boss. I have found a beautiful group of girls who have become my GirlBoss Whanau and who inspire and support me.
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.
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 Pasifika leaders.
Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Forbes 30 under 30 2021
Alexia is the CEO of GirlBoss NZ - the school project which has grown to become NZ's largest organisation for young women. Founded when Alexia was just 16, GirlBoss now has 13,500 members. Alexia’s mission is to get women to the table - the boardroom table that is, and she believes the decisions made while young are crucial in paving the way. She has flown with NASA and is the youngest person to represent New Zealand at the United Nations in New York.
Professor Selina Tusitala Marsh
Award-Winning Author, Poet, and Professor
Samoa & Tuvalu
Selina Tusitala Marsh is used to being "the first" — and acutely aware of the responsibilities that come with that.
She was the first in her family to go to university, and the first Pasifika to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland. She's also the first Pasifika woman to be appointed New Zealand's Poet Laureate — one of the most prestigious awards celebrating outstanding contributions to New Zealand poetry. She is one of the greatest Poets alive today, being named the "Commonwealth Poet" and reading for the likes of Her Majesty, The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
How it works
Ambitious aspirations require wrap-around solutions.
Join & Find your Tribe
Register for this free programme today. 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 entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, doctors, and lawyers who will break down the hard topics and GUIDE you on your journey.
Time to party!
You will graduate from the programme energised and equipped for your future. You will celebrate at our virtual Graduation Party, surrounded by your new-found friends.
Complete the Masterclasses
Gain the GirlBoss Edge through self-paced masterclasses and activities on topics such as: Personal Branding, Confidence Building, Interviewing, Networking and more..
No previous knowledge is needed - everyone will learn together. These Masterclasses will help you to navigate your future with confidence and direction.
Make New Friends
98% of our Programme Participants make new friends. Be connected with other Pasifika women across the country and join a network that supports and empowers you to take your next steps.
The GirlBoss Edge programme is designed and delivered by 23-year-old GirlBoss NZ Founder and Proud Samoan 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.
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 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Award Winner, Forbes 30 under 30, and Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She is also the youngest person in history to receive the Queens Young Leader medal for Services to the Commonwealth.