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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For women in senior tech leadership and women founders we run pre-accelerator programs and Women in Technology programs in partnership with corporates.
For women in our SheHacks program who want to build their business and their futures stategically.
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Join us for the Girl Geek Academy’s Games Career Incubator Celebration Breakfast!
It’s been five months since we kicked off the Games Career Incubator – so it’s time to come together and celebrate their hard work and success!
Come and join us at our celebration breakfast at Bobby McGee’s (186 Exhibition St) on Wednesday 2 October from 7:30am.
This will be an opportunity for our participants to reflect on the achievements they have made this year, and for our industry VIPs to meet and network with our amazing group of early-career practitioners.
Please RSVP by September 27. Register here.
Wednesday 2 October 2019
7:30 am – 9:30 am AEST
186 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Join Australian and international influencers, businesses and industry for Melbourne International Games Week 2019 – Asia Pacific’s largest digital games celebration – featuring conferences, events and activities for the games industry, games enthusiasts, general public and educationalists.
For more info, head to Games Week Melbourne.
We are going to be at PAX AUS in Melbourne!
More info and schedule to follow.
11 – 13 October 2019
Your Tests Lack Vision: Adding Eyes to Your Automation Framework
In this talk, you’ll learn how visual validation works, see a live integration into an existing test code base, and discuss the pros and cons of using various visual validation techniques.
FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
The legendary @lisyk from @LeagueofGeeks & @GirlGeekAcademy wants to play your videogames! So make sure you enter #ScreenIt2019; Australia’s largest moving image competition for primary & secondary aged students. Entries close September 25. pic.twitter.com/KX0Rwts9SH
— ACMI Education (@ACMI_Education) August 28, 2019
Chloe and Nicola Nye chat with The Age about Girl Geek Academy’s Miss Makes Codes workshop and how early education in Chloe’s age group is the key to a much-needed shift in the IT industry and our wider culture.
Girl Geek Academy’s CEO Sarah Moran, talks all things girls, gender balance and STEM industries with News.com.au’s parenting site Kidspot.
Girl Geek Academy’s CEO Sarah Moran chats with the Sydney Morning Herald to unpack the complex problems and achievable solutions, underlying gender inequality in STEM fields.
Girl Geek Academy announce a brand new Games Career Incubator, giving women and non-binary people a leg up in the gaming industry and discuss building a community and supportive network with Smart Company.”
Lisy Kane, Sarah Moran, and Tammy Butow are the recipients of the 2018 Young Innovation & Entrepreneurship Outstanding Alumni Award.
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