Girl Geek Academy

stock photography project

We think tech and startup careers are rewarding, fun and something to aspire to. We need images that demonstrate this to women and young girls so we can reach our goal – to teach 1 million women to learn tech skills and create startups by 2025.

We decided to do something about the lack of nice, appealing photography that represents our industry.

This collection of images is available for use under a Creative Commons (Attribution) license. This means that you may copy, distribute, and display the images and as long as you attribute #girlgeekacademy, you are free to use them as you wish.

You are invited to use these photos to show what working in tech really looks like.



If you run a simple search on “Women in Tech” you will notice that there are some strange images. Women holding cables in a server room, women in lab coats and hi-vis, even women who are veterinarians and doctors(?!?).

We don’t think the current stock photo libraries reflect what a career in tech, startups, game development and venture capital actually looks like.


With generous support from our photo shoot sponsors, the Australian Computer Society (ACS), our volunteers and the community, at #SheHacks 2016 we organised our first ever Girl Geek Academy stock image photo shoot.

We invited a group of female engineers, a developer advocate, game producers, investors and more to participate. We want to make sure every woman can envision a career in technology if they so choose.

This set of photos was taken at General Assembly in Melbourne during our all-female hackathon, #SheHacks. Melbourne photographer Bri Hammond took the first set of photos and we are delighted with the results.

You are welcome to use these images under a Creative Commons Attribution licence. This means you may copy, distribute and display the images as long as you attribute them to @girlgeekacademy, #girlgeekacademy or

If you would like these images in higher resolution, you can also download them from Flickr.

We aim to do more to better reflect our industry and are currently planning our next stock photo shoot. We are seeking a broad range of women working across tech, startups, making (e.g. 3D printing and robotics) and game development.

If you have any questions or if you / your company would like to be involved in our next photo shoot, please contact us.

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