What would the internet look like if there were more women building it?

Girl Geek Academy is teaching one million women
to learn technology by 2025.

Tech has a pipeline problem. Let’s talk about the holes in the pipe.

By the age of 6, children classify jobs as male and female.

By the age of 8, they are limiting aspirations

By 13 many of them have already ruled out career options that don’t fit with gender stereotypes.

By ages 16-17 60% of girls aspire to stereotypically ‘female’ jobs.

Let’s work together to increase the number of women and girls in tech, games, making, robotics, 3D printing, aviation, drones and space.

From ages 5 and up

We can help you support young girls in primary schools, libraries and workplaces to inspire them at a crucial time in their lives. We build corporate education programs and teacher training for schools and libraries for young girls ages 5-8.

Upper primary school

By upper primary school, girls want to build with technology. We create programs that teach technical skills to young girls ages 9-12 to make the most of their curiosity and passion. We also created the “Girl Geeks” book series (published by Penguin Random House) to encourage this growth phase through popular culture.

Work experience at high school

We can all picture a scientist or a hairdresser at work. But what does a technologist at work look like? Our high school programs are all about work experience as a vehicle for building career aspirations. We work with corporates to build on-site work experience programs and in-school career planning programs to inspire young women in Grades 9 and 10 to choose technology electives in Grade 11 and 12.

Get yourself a girl gang at university

Women in male dominated fields often experience isolation at university and our university programs serve as a support structure to ensure women don’t leave the industry before they even start. We work with Australian universities and major corporates to build clubs and societies for women in STEM. We also specialise in delivering hackathons, game jams and work placements at companies in technology and games.

Early career support

For early career practitioners we focus on networking, career planning and mentoring to ensure we retain women in industry in a sustainable way. We also run career incubators for women in various industries.

Mid career development

For mid-career practitioners we support women to be bold and raise their profile, coach them on closing the gender pay gap and develop their ability to role model the next generation.

More women in senior executive leadership roles

For women in senior tech leadership and women founders we run pre-accelerator programs and Women in Technology programs in partnership with corporates.

Building women who build companies

For women in senior tech leadership and women founders we run pre-accelerator programs and Women in Technology programs in partnership with corporates.

Girl Geeks characters

Meet the Girl Geeks!

Get to know Hamsa, Eve, Niki and Maggie in this new book series published by Penguin Random House.

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Download our toolkit of actions for a list of things you can do towards gender equality and the many ways we can help.

Let’s work together to change the ratio.

Women and Girls
Come to our events, join our community and get involved!

Workplaces
Build your Women in Technology program and inspire the next generation

Government
Bring Girl Geek Academy programs to your region

We also work with the media to change hearts and minds.

We want to go far. Let’s go together.

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Come sit with us. We are appearing at these upcoming events:

  • Girl Geek Academy's Games Career Incubator - 20th AUGUST

    ** This event is for members of the Games Career Incubator only **
    Tuesday 20 August 2019, 7:30 am – 9:30 am AEST

    Join us for the Girl Geek Academy’s Games Career Incubator August breakfast at The Arcade. There will be a guest speaker including lots of time for questions!

    For breakfast we will have the amazing Crepes for Change van making fresh crepes to keep us warm and happy. Plus there will be a coffee cart for all your hot beverage needs!

    We will be getting started right on 7:30 so please be on time to avoid missing content or cold food.

    https://girlgeekacademy.com/careerincubator

    ** This event is for members of the Games Career Incubator only **

  • Games Career Incubator Early Career Night - 22nd AUGUST

    ** This event is for members of the Games Career Incubator only **
    Thursday 22 August 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEST

    This night is about hearing from a variety of games professionals who can share their varied experiences about breaking into & succeeding early in their games careers. Our panel will be hosted by Lisy Kane – cofounder of Girl Geek Academy & producer extraordinaire at League of Geeks.

    Bring all your questions & make the most of this opportunity to get an insight on what it takes to land that first job, succeed in your early years and perhaps get on the path to becoming an industry leader.

    This event is free as part of the Games Career Incubator program, supported by Film Victoria.

    https://girlgeekacademy.com/careerincubator

    ** This event is for members of the Games Career Incubator only **

  • SW Women Melbourne - Pre-Event! - 28th AUGUST

    For many communities, Startup Weekend as a program and format may be unfamiliar.

    This session seeks to answer questions and establish expectations about Startup Weekend for potential future participants. It can help to raise awareness and encourage people to attend a future event. We’ll be joined by some amazing women from the Melbourne startup ecosystem that will be there to connect, share their journey and help inspire yours!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-startup-weekend-women-pre-event-tickets-69166558037

    Wed, August 28, 2019
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM AEST

    One Roof Coworking and Event Space
    79 City Road
    #77
    Southbank, VIC 3006

  • Gender Equality Game Jam Workshop - 4th SEPTEMBER

    ** This event is for successful participants selected for the Gender Equality Game Jam only**

    Wed 4 September 2019, 6 pm – 9 pm AEST @ The Arcade

    Join us for a workshop on Wednesday 4 September @ 6pm to hear from a range of health & games industry professionals to learn more about the drivers of inequality and how games can challenge these issues.

    Apply now for the Gender Equality Game Jam! Registration close Friday August 16, 2019.

    https://girlgeekacademy.com/gender-equality-game-jam/

  • Gender Equality Game Jam - 14 & 15 SEPTEMBER

    We’re looking for people of any gender who have some technical skills that can be used to create a game – preferably some experience in making a game. Whether you’re an industry veteran or just tinker in your spare time, we’d love to have you join us.

    Our teams will be divided into three core roles:
    Hacker – the technical legends who get that coding done.
    Hipster – designers/artists who help make your game look & feel
    Hustler – the all-important producer role to keep everyone on track and bring the project together.

    Gender Equality Game Jam

    14-15 September 2019

    The Arcade
    164 Kings Way
    South Melbourne Victoria 3205

  • #MissMakesCode Women and Girls Program - 14 & 15 SEPTEMBER

    Girl Geek Academy presents a fabulous experience full of fun, developing friendships and learning to code where girls and women* will learn together!

    #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 5-12 years old.

    14-15 September 2019

    The Arcade
    164 Kings Way
    South Melbourne Victoria 3205

  • Global Startup Weekend Women - 14 & 15 SEPTEMBER

    Join The Global Movement! 54 hours to boost women-led entrepreneurship around the world.

    A weekend for people of action!!
    Startup Weekend Melbourne is back! Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch an idea, validate, and launch a business, all in one weekend.

    Test your ideas, meet potential co-founders, build your community in Melbourne and launch your next startup!

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-startup-weekend-women-melbourne-tickets-66824115729

    14-15 September 2019

    The Goods Shed | Victorian Innovation Hub
    710 Collins St
    Docklands, VIC 3008

  • Girl Geek Academy's Games Career Incubator - 17th SEPTEMBER

    ** This event is for members of the Games Career Incubator only **

    Anyone hungry? Well, we can’t help you right now, but breakfast is on us for the next Games Career Incubator session! We’ve got another great guest speaker for you, plus a yummy breakfast and all the caffeine you can handle.

    Same place (Trunk, 275 Exhibition St), and same time (7:30am).

    ** This event is for members of the Games Career Incubator only **

    Games Career Incubator

    Tuesday 17 September 2019
    7:30 am – 9:30 am AEST

    Trunk
    275 Exhibition Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000

  • PAX AUS 11 - 13 OCTOBER

    We are going to be at PAX AUS in Melbourne!

    More info and schedule to follow.

    11 – 13 October 2019