Not yet 20 - Inside the minds of the next generation of young leaders | GirlBoss - Founder
Topic: Not yet 20 – Inside the minds of the next generation of young leaders
Activist, entrepreneur and Girlboss New Zealand founder, Alexia Hilbertidou, will present an inspiring, funny and surprising insight into the minds of NZ’s Gen Z. What are they engaging with online and what do they care about? How will they be impacted by the future of work and how should we be preparing them for it? How can we support the next generation of young women (people) and how do we keep up with them?
Alexia is the founder and CEO of GirlBoss New Zealand – a 10,500 strong army of young women who are determined to achieve gender equality in their lifetimes.
Dismayed by the under representation of women in leadership roles Alexia founded GirlBoss when she was just 16. Encouraging young women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), leadership and entrepreneurship, GirlBoss is now New Zealandʼs largest organisation for young women. Itʼs members are shrugging off the statistics and preparing themselves to take their seats at the table – the boardroom table that is.
At 17, Alexia was the youngest person to lead , research project at the New Zealand Treasury – and at 18 – she was selected to seek new stars and planets on the NASA SOFIA mission.
She was named the most influential young leader under the age of 25 at the Westpac Women of Influence Awards and recently returned from Buckingham Palace where she received the Queenʼs Young Leader medal for services to the commonwealth. She is the youngest Commonwealth citizen to ever receive this honour.
Alexia proves that you are never too young (or too short) to be an agitator for change. Alexiaʼs humble origins and incredible journey make her, positive and relatable role model for young women from every corner of New Zealand.