Girl Boss: Finance and Technology

Posted on September 10, 2021


GirlBoss Edge

An online career accelerator

for young women with a passion

for Finance & Technology

Who: Young women aged 15 – 18 who are passionate about a career in Finance, Technology or Business

What: A ’10 Day Career Accelerator’ (100% online)

When: 8th – 17th October 2021. Total time commitment is just 1-2 hours a day!

Cost: Fully-funded thanks to ANZ

Limited places available! 

Applications closing soon

Meet Your Mentors

Alexia Hilbertidou

Forbes 30 under 30 2021
Pacific Young Entreprenuer of the Year

Alexia’s mission is to get women to the table – the boardroom table that is, and she believes the decisions made while young are crucial in paving the way. She founded GirlBoss NZ at 16 and is the youngest person to represent New Zealand at the United Nations in New York. 

Antonia Watson

CEO, ANZ New Zealand

Antonia Watson is one of New Zealand’s most influential names in finance. She has blazed a trail at some of the world’s biggest companies, including Morgan Stanley in London, Sydney and Budapest, KPMG in Auckland, and is now CEO at ANZ Bank New Zealand.  ANZ is New Zealand’s biggest bank, with over 2 million customers and more than 7000 employees across New Zealand.

Queenie Tan

Founder, Invest with Queenie

Tik Tok Sensation, Queenie Tan, is an absolute force when it comes to Finance & Investing.Her personal finance journey started when she moved out of home as a teenager and was earning just $400 per week. She could barely afford to pay her bills and groceries each week. Fast forward only a few years later, and Queenie has just bought her own home, has investments, has a 6 figure income and is on her journey to reach financial freedom. 

Diana Chao

Founder, Letters to Strangers 

Researcher, NASA Space Agency

Diana is the founder of Letters to Strangers which sends anonymous letters to people in need of inspiration and compassion all over the world. Letter to Strangers is the largest global youth-run mental health nonprofit, impacting over 35,000 people on six continents. She is the youngest winner of the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award. Diana is a passionate Astrophysicist who has worked with NASA in their Jet Propulsion Lab.

Frances Cook

Host, “Cooking the Books” Podcast

Best Selling Author

Frances is a reformed financial hot mess who now makes a living saving others from her money mistakes.

She is best known for hosting the personal finance podcast ‘Cooking the Books’ and, for her best selling book, Tales from a Financial Hot Mess.

Our Results

Join over 1600 young women from across Aotearoa who have successfully graduated from GirlBoss Edge

Average Programme Rating: 4.8/5

Average Facilitator Rating: 4.9/5

99% More confident to pursue their career 

99% Made new friends who support their passions

98% Connected with professionals in their field

97% More confident and better prepared for University

Finance & Technology not for you?

Future GirlBoss Edge intakes will include a variety of career interests. Watch this space for more info!