The girledworld Leadership Summit is the 2017 flagship event of our female-founded startup girledworld.
Proudly supported by the Victorian Government and opened by Honourable Minister Philip Dalidakis, the Summit will be held at the University of Melbourne's Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, where Co-Founders Madeleine Grummet and Edwina Kolomanski launched the business whilst completing a Master of Entrepreneurship in 2016.
The Summit is the first of its kind, and will be an exceptional opportunity for girls in Years 7 to Year 12 in Australian secondary schools to immerse in skill-building leadership workshops, hear incredible, transformative stories of startup success and STEM career advice from wildly inspiring and extraordinary female mentors, and experience first-hand the 21st century innovations and cultivation of enterprise skill-sets that will define the future workplaces they will inhabit.
On top of this there'll be powerful leadership public speaking programs (think TED for girls), collaborative and interactive Design Thinking, teamwork and prototype workshops, mentor-led expert experiential learning opportunities, deep dives into STEM, coding, virtual reality and the world of tech, keynotes from rockstar global female leaders and homegrown startup founders (Airbnb, IBM, StartupVic, Frank Body, LaunchVic, Atlassian, Girl Geek Academy, The Hacker Exchange, Adore Beauty, TOM Organic, AirWallex, Mumtaza, Melbourne Accelerator Program, Foundation for Young Australians + many more amazing women and teenage founders!), plus a chance for our audience to test their learning and Q&A with speakers so they can bring back these learnings to school every day and plug and play. Check out the very big lineup here!
This is about better learning, better outcomes, and building girls up so they can better shape their futures. Girls can't be what they can't see. So we need more female role models in STEM, startup and leadership showing girls the way.
This needs to happen now, because at girledworld we know all too well the challenges the next generation will face in a shifting world of work.
Exponential technologies, automation, digital disruption and the erosion of traditional 'safe' jobs are moving quicker than the school system is capable of responding, and STEM continues to spearhead the future of work and life as we know it. The fact is, if girls don't keep up, they'll be left further behind.
So the girledworld Summit specifically addresses the urgent need to upskill, educate and equip secondary school aged girls with transferrable skillsets in creativity, leadership, problem-solving, digital literacy and STEM.
This will ensure they are world-ready, idea-fuelled, confident and connected to an incredible community of mentors who can help them navigate their future career pathways.
We're so fortunate to have so many extraordinary leaders, founders and STEM champions supporting our mission, and know it takes a diverse, committed community to create this change.
We can't wait to bring you this very big weekend of jam-packed education, inspiration and empowerment and invite you to get your Early Bird Tickets now for the girledworld SUMMIT!
So if you're a Mum/Mentor/Colleague/Aunt/Teacher then please join us alongside your daughters/nieces/friends for the inspiring Sunday program - tickets now on-sale. And keep up with speaker updates, founder interviews and other news on our social here.
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We look forward to learning alongside you!
Madeleine Grummet + Edwina Kolomanski