OUR GOAL IS TO TEACH ONE MILLION WOMEN TECHNICAL SKILLS BY 2025.
Girl Geek Academy is a global movement encouraging women to learn technology, create startups and build more of the internet.
We work to see an increase of women in tech, women in games, women who make, women designers and female founders.
Our initiatives include coding and hackathons, 3D printing and wearables, game development, design, entrepreneurship and startups.
We also work with teachers, schools, corporates and startups to increase the number of women with professional technical and entrepreneurial skills.
Since 2014 Girl Geek Academy has run #SheHacks - the world’s first all-women hackathon. We created #SheHacks to help you make new friends and build a startup together in a weekend.
You will find your cofounders and build an MVP – a Minimum Viable Product. We want you to build startups and this is one of the first steps to take.
In 2017 we introduced the #SheHacks Incubator to give women the skills to take their MVP forward to validate, test and build their startup.
With a variety of topics from early customer acquisition through to raising a funding round, this program is designed to provide support and expertise at a time when many startups fall apart.
So work out whether you’re a hipster (designer), hacker (developer) or a hustler (marketer / communications / sales) and sign up!
#MissMakesCode is the first initiative in the world created to build confidence and self efficacy in the areas of algorithmic thinking, programming and coding for young girls aged 5-8 years.
The teacher curriculum comprises of a series of lesson plans and resources and is the only professional development solution for teachers/librarians. This ensures the priorities of the Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum F-Year 2 (as adopted by each state) are comprehensively and explicitly delivered to primary teachers as an all-in-one engaging teaching and learning and assessment solution, across the nation.
All resources and assessment have been developed by teachers who are specialised in the subject matter and who teach at these age groups daily in a range of systems, schools and settings.
#SheMakes Games is a one-day event designed to meet the learning needs of early career practitioners in the games industry. This event is a great place to start if you’re building a successful career in the games industry, with panel discussions, networking, game play and more.
The #SheMakesGames program provides growth opportunities for women in games and support them to further their careers.
There is a lack of opportunities for women to develop their skills in the games industry: the #SheMakesGames program will provide these women with the opportunity to network and get support from others, and give them skills and confidence to be in charge of their own careers.
This professional development day offers a mix of training in both hard technical skills and the soft skills required to negotiate career success in the formative years of your early career.
#SheMakes: the makerfest for Girl Geeks - exploring robotics, 3D printing, wearables and more!
Wondering what all this Maker business is about? If you’re full of curiosity about 3D printing, wearables and all the things (!) this event introduces basic Making concepts in a friendly way. More advanced Makers also have the opportunity to explore design software and coding, soldering your wearables and messing around with all the 3D printers we have available at these events.
Join us in exploring what it means to be a Girl Geek Maker! Like all of our events, #SheMakes is a great way to learn new skills, test new business ideas and meet new people to build things with.
We have worked with a number of Australian corporates on intimate programs focused on capability uplift of women in tech from graduate programs through to senior leadership.
Our flagship program in this space is Girl Geek in Residence, where our team work closely with technology teams to increase the professional development of women in technology by running Girl Geek Academy programs in-house.
We know every company is different, so we’d love to hear more about your professional development needs. Get in touch!