Girl Geek Academy On Scope TV

We’re talking HACKERS, HIPSTERS and HUSTLERS on @ScopeAU! Girl Geek Academy was on Season 5 Episode 33. Catchup link:

Girl Geek Academy bring their weekend #SheHacks hackathon to Ballarat

We are very excited to host #SheHacks again! For the first time, #SheHacks will be held in Ballarat, giving women the opportunity to create new technology and friends at the same time. Yup, the first of the workshops is happening in Ballarat on 28 February -1 March, followed by Traralgon in Gippsland on 13-15 March […]

Girl Geek Academy @ PAX – No pass required, FREE workshops

We are so excited to be hosting a community space again this year at PAX Australia! This year we will be using our room in the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre to run some exclusive workshops as well as showcase the games created at Gender Equality Game Jam, talk about getting kids coding and of […]

How to start to build a startup…

I’ve just got off a call with a marvellous woman who was my deputy principal when I was in primary school. Her and her cofounders are sitting on two great products, and this is their first foray into startups. We jumped on a 10 minute call today and I rattled off a list of resources. […]


Hey I’m CC! I am a Program Producer at Girl Geek Academy. I started with Girl Geek Academy in May 2019. On Thursday 16th August, I got to present at Google in Sydney with my mates from Indigitek where I spoke about Empowering Tiddas In Technology. I had a yarn at @googledownunder ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 I spoke […]

Coding classes for girls and the wonderful women in their life to role model learning in STEM

Girl Geek Academy school holiday workshops will upskill parents and guardians alongside their children to address the wider societal issues of gender imbalance. Girl Geek Academy has partnered with regional women’s health promotion agency, Women’s Health East to deliver a series of STEM-focused workshops aimed at tackling gender imbalance in technology careers and promoting equality […]

Girl Geek Academy Reboots Work Experience for Year 10 Girls

Pioneering #SheHacks program helps students create their own startup 26th – 30th November, OneRoof, SouthBank Girl Geek Academy has partnered with world-leading technology businesses Deloitte Digital and 99designs – the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace – to pilot a first-of-its-kind work experience program where students from Korowa Anglican Girls School will work alongside industry […]


Penguin and Girl Geek Academy team up to release world-first fiction series focused on girls in STEM. On the 2nd of July 2019, the dynamic girl gang behind the global powerhouse Girl Geek Academy, have become the first team of entrepreneurs to release a fiction series about girls exploring the world of science, technology, engineering […]

We’re hiring! Team Support role available with Girl Geek Academy

Girl Geek Academy is a global movement teaching one million women to build the internet by 2025. Led by five women cofounders, we are working to increase the number of women with successful technology and games careers. Our programs include hackathons, school holiday workshops, career incubators, work experience programs and corporate collaborations that aim to […]

Girl Geek Academy tours Experts-in-Residence Shruti Shah and Sydney Thomas

The global girl gang: Girl Geek Academy helping Aussie women to raise VC internationally with Silicon Valley experts Girl Geek Academy to bring international investors Shruti Shah and Sydney Thomas to Australia to mentor women and underrepresented minorities Current Entrepreneur in Residence at Silicon Valley Bank, Shruti Shah, and Precursor Ventures’ Head of Operations Sydney […]

Rochedale State High School girls get geeky at AI and Machine Learning workshop

This article was written by Priya Pereira, an amazing Girl Geek and student from Rochedale High School who organised this workshop for her peers. Go Priya! On Friday, 19 October 2018, a group of female high school students went to the State Library of Queensland for an AI and Machine Learning workshop. The seminar was […]

Exciting new workshops are on at ACMI this September!

We’ve got two new workshops happening at ACMI these school holidays – but they aren’t just for kids! We have introduced these short workshops to give you a taste of technology you might be keen to explore but not quite sure where to start or if it’s for you.  They’re relaxed, fun, and a great […]

Girl Geek Academy aim to get girls into STEM with the support of NAB’s Cyber Security team

New school holiday pop up program to engage girls in STEM through cybersecurity Australia, 4 April 2018: Australia’s wildly successful Girl Geek Academy is taking its mission to the masses. Following the triumph of it’s #MissMakesCode primary school initiative, the pioneering team has announced a new cybersecurity pop-up workshop for tweens (aged 9-13). With the […]

Aylin Ahmet – From Melbourne to Silicon Valley and back again

Working in a Silicon Valley startup is on many a founders’ wishlist – but Aylin Ahmet made it happen. After leaving the corporate world and gaining startup experience as a product manager in both Melbourne and Sydney she has spent the last three and a half years in San Francisco before being drawn back to […]

Building A Tech Startup With No Technical Founders – How We Did It (PauseFest 2018)

Girl Geek Academy is at PauseFest 2018 – Australasia’s premier creative, tech and business event. We’ll be sharing our insights & takeaways here, but you can also follow along on Twitter! Building A Tech Startup With No Technical Founders – How We Did It And What We’ve Learned Panelists: Danielle Bodinnar, CEO, Karista Pete Saunders, […]

Navigating #Startupland (Pausefest 2018)

Girl Geek Academy is at PauseFest 2018 – Australasia’s premier creative, tech and business event. We’ll be sharing our insights & takeaways here, but you can also follow along on Twitter! Navigating #Startupland Panelists: Kate Cornick, CEO, LaunchVic Rachael Neumann, Board Member, StartupAus Jonathan Farrer, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Moderated by John Chambers, Founder, Tappl The startup […]

New School Rules – Driving Innovation in Education (PauseFest 2018)

Girl Geek Academy is at PauseFest 2018 – Australasia’s premier creative, tech and business event. We’ll be sharing our insights & takeaways here, but you can also follow along on Twitter! New School Rules – A Panel On Driving Innovation in Education Panelists: Sarah Moran, Co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy Daizy Maan, Program Manager of […]

Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs with Guy Kawasaki (PauseFest 2018)

Girl Geek Academy is at PauseFest 2018 – Australasia’s premier creative, tech and business event. We’ll be sharing our insights & takeaways here, but you can also follow along on Twitter! Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs with Guy Kawasaki When Guy Kawasaki became the Chief Evangelist for Canva we were thrilled that this industry heavyweight was […]

I’m ready to go – how can I accelerate my startup in 2018?

It’s big news to hear that the SBE Accelerator is calling for women creating innovation through tech startups across Australia. Many founders need to learn how to get their startup to succeed and it’s sometimes hard to imagine the next steps to take. Getting a solid solution to a problem you’ve noticed, making sure your […]

Girl Geek Academy at TOM: Melbourne

As part of International Day of People with Disability, Girl Geek Academy put together a team of makers to participate in a three day makeathon from Dec 1st – Dec 3rd at TOM: Melbourne.   Tikkum Olam Makers (TOM) is a global movement that connects designers, developers and engineers to develop technological solutions for people […]

Meet Our $15,500 General Assembly Scholarship Winner!

General Assembly in partnership with Girl Geek Academy are proud to announce the winner of their second Web Development Immersive Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 2016 in order to help boost the number of women developers in Australia, to inspire more women to become technology innovators and to give them the confidence and skills […]

Our CEO speaks at Web Summit in Portugal on “Hacking the gender divide in investing and company leadership”

Next47’s Susana Quintana-Plaza, Crunchbase’s Alexandra Mack, Girl Geek Academy’s Sarah Moran & People Matters Media’s Ester Martinez: Tech is male-dominated. It shouldn’t be. Let’s hear from the people hacking the gender imbalance.

Girl Geek Academy partners with STEM.I.AM for NAIDOC Week

As part of NAIDOC week, CEO Sarah Moran and Helen Sultana headed to Brisbane to run MissMakesCode with STEM.I.AM.  

CEO Sarah Moran and Helen Sultana cast in Common Sense!

Our own Sarah Moran and Helen Sultana have been cast in Common Sense! Tune in! Computer coding at six years old?! Now that takes more than just some good old fashioned common sense!🙀 #CommonSenseAU — Common Sense (@CommonSenseAU) July 1, 2017

Girl Geek Academy opens up #SheHacks to corporate Australia

Do you know some amazing women in your workplace, but rarely get the chance to work with them directly? #SheHacks is happening July 14-16, and you’re invited to make the most of this unique professional development experience – We’re pleased to announce that we’ve introduced a first of its kind corporate program into our #SheHacks initiative, […]

Girl Geek Academy wins the Australian Director’s Guild Innovation Award

CEO Sarah Moran attending this years Australian Director’s Guild to accept the Innovation Award for our work on SheMakesGames! Tonight I felt blessed to accept the Australian Director's Guild @ADGdirectors Innovation Award for @GirlGeekAcademy. I ♥️ Women in Screen — Sarah Moran 👗 (@SarahMoran) May 5, 2017

Co-Founder Lisy Kane Named MCV Pacific’s Outstanding Achiever of the Year for 2017

For 2017, Lisy Kane was awarded the MCV Pacific 2017 Outstanding Achiever of the Year. While she was not able to attend the inaugural event, CEO Sarah Moran was able to accept the award on her behalf. Congratulations to all the other incredible women making a different in the Australia game development industry. .@lisyk may […]

Girl Geek Academy and NAB create partnership

NAB has recruited their first “girl geek in residence” in the form of Girl Geek Academy CEO Sarah Moran. This partnership is to part of a NAB initiative to encourage more women to take on technology roles. Sarah will be working on implementing Girl Geek Academy founded events like #SheHacks and #SheMakes within the NAB […]

#SheHacksVIC Kicks Off in Warragul!

#SheHacksVic boot camps kick off in Warrugul. Check out WIN News’ feature of this incredible event! Fabulous founders Sarah & Amanda of @GirlGeekAcademy starting w intros for the #Warragul #SheHacks bootcamp! ☕😄💻👩 — GippsTech (@GippsTech) March 31, 2017 awesome ladies at the reg table for @GirlGeekAcademy #hackathon bootcamp in warragul! fantastic energy this morning! […]

Co-founder Lisy Kane receives Film Victoria’s Tim Richards Award

Lisy Kane has been awarded Film Victoria’s Tim Richards award for 2017 at the Seen & Screen event. This recognises her significant achievement in the Games Industry. Games producer & advocate for #womeningames @lisyk receives the 2017 Tim Richards Award — Film Victoria (@FilmVictoria) March 29, 2017

CEO Sarah Moran talks with LaunchVIC CEO Dr. Kate Cornick

Girl Geek Academy CEO Sarah Moran talks with CEO Dr. Kate Cornick about why #SheHacks is important for women across Victoria.

ABC Splash talks with CEO Sarah Moran

ABC Splash’s IWD School Hacks for Parents live conversation with Girl Geek Academy’s Sarah Moran!

Welcome Tresna Lee to the Girl Geek Academy Team!

We are so excited to welcome Tresna Lee to the Girl Geek Academy team! Tresna will be developing our partner relationships as well as creating incredible experiences for women and girls at our events in 2017. If you’re yet to experience one of her events, then keep your eyes peeled and be sure to score […]

Girl Geek Academy receives $1.3 million to build Victoria’s female founder network MEDIA RELEASE

Wanted: 1,000 female Hackers, Hustlers and Hipsters for world 1st #SheHacks initiative LaunchVic backs #SheHacks Victoria in funding round Australia, 31 January 2017: Australia’s Girl Geek Academy today announced a raise of $1.3 million to roll out its #SheHacks Victoria hackathon, a world first, all-female initiative bringing women together to support them in creating new technology businesses across […]

Co-Founder Lisy Kane is Named Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2016

Girl Geek Academy co-founder and #SheMakesGames creator, Lisy Kane is on this Games list for the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30.

Australian Prime Minister helps Girl Geek Academy scale MissMakesCode in 2017

We are over the moon we have received funding from the Federal Government to scale MissMakesCode, our hackathon for young girls aged 5-8, in schools across Australia in 2017. We ran a pilot for #MissMakesCode in September and now we’re taking it to teachers Australia-wide to bring the delight of building things on the internet to […]

Girl Geek Academy has merch!

Our co-founder Amanda Watts has created amazing Girl Geek merch for us! So excited to follow our dreams in Girl Geek Academy doona covers!

Girl Geek Academy careers day – Korowa Girls School at The Dream Factory

If we want to see more girls building startups and pursuing careers in technology, we have to make it an attractive career choice as early in their lives as possible. Today Girl Geek Academy hosted eleven young women from Korowa Girls School in a career and workplace immersion day. One of four around the city, […]

Girl Geek Academy podcast – #SheMakes_Games

Welcome to the MVP of the Girl Geek Academy podcast. We captured some of the stories of women in games at our event #SheMakes_Games, held as part of Melbourne International Games Week. Join Sarah and Lisy as they preview what’s ahead!

Good Game cover #SheMakes_Games

MissMakesCode the world’s first hackathon for young girls ages 5-8 — photo gallery

Girl Geek Academy Scholarship Winner – Duyen Ho

Congratulations to Duyen Ho – the winner of the inaugural Girl Geek Academy Scholarship! Duyen will complete General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive Scholarship WDI9 from September 26th to December 15th 2016. Duyen has been trying to make a career change into web development for a full year. She has been teaching herself to code for the past […]

MissMakesCode final info

#MissMakesCode is almost here and before the day we wanted to let you know a few things. On arrival 9.00 am Guardians and their MissMakers should arrive at the main entrance of Templestowe College, 7 Cypress Ave, Templestowe Lower VIC 3107 and head to B Block where there will be a registration desk at the turn […]

SheMakes 2016 Photo Gallery

#MissMakesCode – The world’s first hackathon for young girls ages 5-8!

This school holidays Girl Geek Academy is inviting over 70 young girls to attend the world’s first ever hackathon for girls ages 5-8. Miss Makes Code will be held at Templestowe College in Victoria, Australia from 9am-3.30pm on September 22, 2016. Find out more and buy tickets here: Girl Geek Academy CEO said #MissMakesCode is […]

Girl Geek Academy Scholarship in partnership with General Assembly Melbourne (valued at $15,500)

Apply now for the first Girl Geek Academy Scholarship in partnership with General Assembly (valued at $15,500) At Girl Geek Academy we recently celebrated our second birthday. In two years we have run 4 all-female hackathons, created meetups in NYC and SF for highly technical women, gathered women in the games industry to build games together, we’ve […]

#SheHacks 2016 video (by Lunamik)

#SheHacks 2016 This is a video snapshot of #SheHacks 2016, held at General Assembly on July 22. This video was made possible with the amazing team from Lunamik’s support. We fell in love with their work and they agreed to partner with us on capturing the magic of #SheHacks. If you’re looking to create an event […]

Miss Makes 3D at Scienceworks

On July 30-31 we launched #MissMakes3D – digital fabrication and 3D printing workshops for junior girl geeks! In partnership with Museum Victoria, we ran workshops with 3D Doodlers in the TEST LAB at Scienceworks 💜 Test Lab is a temporary, pop-up maker space for older children to come and try making all types of things […]

She Hacks 2016 full photo gallery

At #SheHacks 2016, we wanted to capture the experience of our hackers, hipsters and hustlers. We think our events are fun (it’s one of our core values), and we like to make sure we share the experience with amazing event pics! 💜 These photos were made possible by our delightful photographer Bri Hammond. If you’re looking […]


#SheHacks 2016 – Learnt [kleo_gap] One-on-one connections based on what I want to learn and teach. “Perfect for onboarding in our fast-paced and often transient offices where the personal relationships are not built yet” David, Head of Strategy, McCann with 120 offices “Reduces time wastage – sometime it takes 5 years and several nights of hard […]

Event BFF

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#SheHacks 2016 Winner – Hackolades [kleo_gap] Hackolades is a safe space to share and celebrate great work. Users post snippets of cool code, images, videos or animations and then receive likes and comments from fellow hackers. There are over 19 million developers worldwide and Stack Overflow has over 3 million unique visitors a month. 12% of […]


#SheHacks 2016 – WomenWelcomeWomen [kleo_gap] This idea came from our frustration that we cannot do anything about Australian government’s policy towards refugees combined with our own experiences as immigrants to Australia. We have all struggled to settle in, whether figuring out how the trams work – how to get a driver’s license, or what the […]


#SheHacks 2016 – Sprout [kleo_gap] Planting the seed of charitable behaviour Sprout takes the family pocket money and invests it in charitable initiatives. See weekly pocket money and decide how much to donate. Choose charity based on interests and gifting goal. Learn more about the gift’s impact and commit to donate. [kleo_gap] #SheHacks team members […]


#SheHacks 2016 – SheCounts [kleo_gap] A women’s life doesn’t stop after children and our goal is to skill women who wish to return to the tech world and feel they may be out of touch with the fast-paced industry. Here at #shecounts, we understand that every woman matters and provides a beneficial aspect to every […]

Sticks and Stones

#SheHacks 2016 – Sticks and Stones [kleo_gap] #SheHacks Winner 2016 – Most Creative Sticks & Stones is a web app aimed at educating children about the impact of their language. Illustrated extra-terrestrial characters accompany users through scenarios in which sexist language is being used and then encouraged to provide an alternative, non-discriminatory response. This product is […]

She Hacks 2016 profile photos

At #SheHacks 2016, we set up a photo studio to take portraits of our hackers, hipsters and hustlers. We firmly believe in raising the profile of women in our industry, and we like to make sure we start with amazing profile pics! 💜 These photos were made possible by our delightful photographer Bri Hammond. If […]

Tammy Butow at Monitorama 2016

Why we need women-only tech events

I’ve been working in tech for around 4-5 years. About 2.5 years ago I started teaching myself to build iPhone apps in Objective-C. As someone new to development, I started looking at ways to learn more about programming and meet other developers in the tech industry I was already part of. When I asked for […]

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