girledworld get students ready for the Future of Work by connecting them with real-world learning pathways, large-scale interactive education events, and are currently building a global careers platform to give students everywhere access to career mentor advice, micro-credentials and 21-century virtual work experience.
Launched through the University of Melbourne in late 2016, Cofounders Madeleine Grummet and Edwina Kolomanski recognised the current skills gap in the global workforce revealed a key insight: current approaches to addressing the skills, knowledge, diversity and gender deficits in the Australian STEM, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership domains needed to be accelerated.
girledworld is the solution, and the globally backed organisation now works with schools, universities, industry, Silicon Valley tech startups and business mentors to give 1000's of students skills, mindsets and techsets they’ll need to thrive in The Knowledge Age.
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 portfolio careers and up to 17 jobs across five different industries in their lifetimes (FYA).
At girledworld we solve this problem by equipping secondary school aged students with the enterprise skill-sets, problem-solving mindsets, future-facing tech-sets and strong STEM and leadership role models they need to step into the future of work.
We are a University of Melbourne Master of Entrepreneurship founded Australian-based edtech startup that delivers large-scale entrepreneurship, STEM and leadership events, an online global role models e-learning career platform (watch this space as we build it out!), and educational workshops for students 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, speakers and startup advisors from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School, Foundation for Young Australians, YGAP, Atlassian, Airbnb, Education Changemakers, B Lab, Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, Cool Australia, Good Education Group and other innovation advisors. This means we stay ahead of the curve. And we don't do status quo.
Our edtech 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.
Please join us if you'd like to build of the futures of a new generation of girls.