AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE GIRLEDWORLD FOUNDERS
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 edtech platform 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 THINKERS 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, in 2018 we took it to the next level for the girledworld WOW Summit 2018!
The 2018 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!
In February 2019 we delivered the World of Work NSW Summit in partnership with the University of Sydney (read more here) and we’re in planning for our Geelong Innovation Summit in partnership with the Victorian State Government (read more here).
Our WOW Summits and innovation events are a transformative, exciting opportunity for secondary school students 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!
This year apart from delivering Summits we are also designing and delivering Future of Work and 21st Century Skills Workshops to schools across Australia, we launched our CmeO 1:1 Workplace Mentor program for teenage girls in partnership with Virgin Australia on International Women’s Day Friday March 8, 2019, and are releasing our global World of Work careers platform (Beta August 2019) so we can scale our reach to students across the world. 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 students to get the real-world learning and 21st Century career skills they need, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we’d be happy to chat.
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,