AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE GIRLEDWORLD FOUNDERS

 
girledworld Madeleine Grummet Edwina Kolomanski

SO THAT'S US. UP THERE. FAR RIGHT. 

Next to a fountain. Hatted, exhausted, exhilarated, graduating with our Master of Entrepreneurship after a massive year of learning, rising, falling, failing, upskilling, brazening, building and launching girledworld at the University of Melbourne in 2016.

The extraordinary people we learned from, leaned on and worked alongside at the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, Melbourne Business School, Faculty of Business and Economics and in the 2016 Masters cohort shaped us and fuelled us in ways we're still unpacking. It is amazing watching what we're all doing now.

Since launching girledworld, it's been quite a ride.

Startups are like that. They take you up and down, a thousand times a day.

But we can't believe how far we've come. And where we're going.

And we know we wouldn't be where we are without a thriving village of awesomeness around us.

WE HAVE VERY big thingS ON THE BOIL.

A scalable platform product build in the US (watch this space!), keynotes, regional road shows and conferences around the country, collaborations, partnerships, meeting after meeting after late night after interns after team hires after snatched sleep after juggling kids and jobs and big vision and never enough hours in any given day.

But we do it. Like this. BECAUSE WE FOUND A BLOODY GOOD PROBLEM TO SOLVE.

We're building a new generation of girls who can UNLEASH THEIR POTENTIAL TO step up, start up and skill UP for the future of work.

Following the sell-out success of the 2017 girledworld Summit at the University of Melbourne, which made news around the country and united 100’s of girls from 50 schools across Victoria and NSW with global STEM leaders, startup founders and amazing industry role models, this year we took it to the next level for the girledworld WOW Summit 2018!

This year’s Summit focussed on the World of Work and immersed girls in real-world problem-solving, enterprise skill-building and ignited Melbourne’s RMIT University city campus across one very big June weekend of hands-on learning!

Our Summits are a transformative, exciting opportunity for secondary school girls to shape their thinking, goal set for tertiary pathways, explore their passions and connect with outstanding global industry role models, business leaders and career mentors to explore emerging technologies, STEM, the Future of Work and use Design Thinking to tackle the biggest global challenges.

Aligned to the Australian curriculum, girledworld's WOW Summits are designed to empower, equip and educate every attendee with the mindsets, skillsets and toolkits they’ll need to make informed choices about their future career pathways, and build their resumes with Micro-Credentials so they’re 21st Century work fit and ready to unleash their potential!

Click here to see the extraordinary lineup of GLOBAL ROLE MODELS + STEM speakers who JOINED US FOR SUMMIT 2018 AT RMIT UNIVERSITY!

Next year we are delivering Summits in NSW, Melbourne, USA and regional Victoria, Future of Work Masterclass and Workshop series to schools across Australia, launching our cMEo 1:1 Workplace Mentor program, and releasing our global World of Work careers platform. We can’t wait to get cracking on building futures!

If you've got an idea for how we can work together to create an awesome opportunity for girls to get the real-world learning they need, please reach out to us at hello@girledworld.com

We look forward to you joining us, supporting us and being part of our village as we build the next generation of leaders, founders and STEM trail blazers.

Yours in gratitude, growth mindsets and goal-setting,

Madeleine Grummet & Edwina Kolomanski
GIRLEDWORLD CO-FOUNDERS

 

EDWINA KOLOMANSKI + MADELEINE GRUMMET JOIN ABC BREAKFAST TO SHARE THEIR JOURNEY

 The extraordinary humans who we learned alongside in the 2016 Master of Entrepreneurship, University of Melbourne, Wade Institute. Most of these trailblazers have gone on to found startups, take the TED stage, represent Australia at the global G20 Summit, lead Government strategy, drive innovation inside major enterprise, push status quo, break new ground, broker big ideas and unleash their potential to solve the world's most pressing challenges. We are lucky to count them as colleagues and friends.

The extraordinary humans who we learned alongside in the 2016 Master of Entrepreneurship, University of Melbourne, Wade Institute. Most of these trailblazers have gone on to found startups, take the TED stage, represent Australia at the global G20 Summit, lead Government strategy, drive innovation inside major enterprise, push status quo, break new ground, broker big ideas and unleash their potential to solve the world's most pressing challenges. We are lucky to count them as colleagues and friends.