The girledworld Summit 2017 was held at the University of Melbourne's Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship in June 2017. Hundreds of girls travelled from all over Australia to join us, as we heard and learned from outstanding local and international leaders, founders and STEM champions.
This was just the beginning of our journey to build the next generation.
We are currently in planning for a bigger, better, bolder girledworld 2018 Summit, and busy building a digital edtech platform so we can scale our reach to girls across the world.
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In an exponentially changing, rapidly shifting world, our education system is doing what it can to maintain pace, relevance and impart the skills required for the next generation to prosper in the 21st century.
However, technology and business model innovation moves much quicker than the school system is capable of responding, and STEM continues to spearhead the future of work and life as we know it.
For today's high school students, the existence of jobs traditionally seen as ‘safe’ are gone, and the next Gen face an uncertain future in which they are likely to have several careers and up to 17 jobs across five different industries.
At girledworld we solve this problem by equipping secondary school aged girls with the enterprise skill-sets, problem-solving mindsets, future-facing tech-sets and strong female role models they need to step into the future of work.
We are a Melbourne University-founded Australian-based edtech company that delivers large-scale entrepreneurship and leadership events, an online e-learning career platform, and educational workshops for girls in Years 7-12 in Australian schools. All our delivery assets are age-appropriate, highly engaging, interactive, and combine the latest thinking on leadership, innovation, design thinking and startup methodology and practice.
Our leadership and entrepreneurship curriculum is based on extensive research, founder experience and input from leading education experts and startup advisors from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School, Foundation for Young Australians, YGAP, Atlassian, Airbnb, B Lab, Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, Cool Australia and other innovation advisors. This means we stay ahead of the curve.
Our Edutech and experiential learning initiatives are continually evolving to make sure we're at the forefront of international best practice so we can deliver rich and high-impact learning experiences for girls so they're equipped with what they need to step into the future workforce skilled, confident and ready to lead.