New York, Los Angeles, s p a c e series, school career workshops and global partnerships!
2019 has rocketed along at girledworld! How can it be July already?! Is time eating us or are we eating time!? What we do know is we've been sprinting since January, so here's a quick update on our programs of work, partnerships and other exciting news!
We hosted 10 fab teenage interns for a 2-week sprint on the global You Are Not Your Face project. We're taking the topics to a teen forum 'In Search of Selfie' as part of the Melbourne Writer's Festival School's Program 2019. Book coming out soon! Read more.
We partnered with the University of Sydney for the NSW World of Work Summit, featuring Design Thinking challenge partners Microsoft, Virgin Australia and Women for Election Australia and speakers from Atlassian, NSW Parliament, Women's Agenda and many more. 500 students, educators and parents joined us over two exciting days of STEM, startup and employability skill sessions. Read more.
We partnered with Virgin Australia for International Women's Day (Friday March 8, 2019) to place teenage girls with leading women in workplaces across Australia for the day so they could see what they could be. Huge thanks to workplace mentors at Virgin, Herald Sun, Unisuper, News Corp, ABC Australia, Emergent, Silverpond AI and many more. Watch the video here to see what happened! Sign up for 2020 here. Our Cofounder + CEO Mads also completed the VC Catalyst program on scholarship.
Our Future of Work 2019 school careers workshops, keynote presentations and incursions have seen us work with 1000's of amazing students in high schools across Australia. Final bookings are now open for Term 4, 2019 and Term 1, 2020. Read more.
We delivered the Geelong Youth Innovation Summit in partnership with the Victorian State Government and City of Greater Geelong. 100's of high school students met with and learned from outstanding Women in STEM (Culture Amp, envato, Girl Geek Academy, MCRI, PwC, Geelong Cats). Read more Our Cofounder + CEO Mads guest emcee'd the Startup Victoria Pitch Night at the Goods Shed, and also attended the Byron Bay s p a c e series conference to reimagine the future of Australia!
girledworld Cofounders Mads and Edwina travelled to the USA to spend the month with global industry partners in New York and Los Angeles, and to complete a content mission for an exciting digital beta release later this year.
Watch this space for launch news!
With deep career education experience, university research collaborations and ongoing global and local partnerships with leading technology companies, key educators, entrepreneurs, governments, business and STEM experts, the next few months will see us continue to strategically partner to co-design best practice hybrid career education experiences, Future of Work school workshops and STEM and entrepreneurship education programs on and offline for high school students.
To date, we have worked with 20,000+ young people, and know more than ever the criticality of democratising knowledge to allow ALL students access to the 21st Century career education, industry mentors, and future workplace employability skills that will be most sought after in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.
To all our industry partners, advisors, innovators and educators who continue to support us to build big futures and strong bridges to the new world of work for the next generation - THANK YOU! It really takes a village.
Reach out if you'd like to connect, partner with us, or welcome us to your school or workplace.
Onwards and upwards as August rolls into view!
Madeleine Grummet + Edwina Kolomanski