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Founder of GirlBoss NZ

If you want opportunities not many people get, you need to make choices not many people make.

Described by the NZ Herald as the Headmistress of Gen Z, Alexia Hilbertidou is the founder of GirlBoss NZ - NZ's largest organisation for young women.

In 8 years, GirlBoss has grown to 17,500 members and programmes have been implemented in more than 100 schools across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands. Plus, thousands of young people have participated via GirlBoss’ online career accelerators.

Alexia’s own 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 has spoken at some of the world's largest conferences, such as The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and One Young World, sharing stages with speakers such as Richard Branson, HRH Meghan Markle, and JK Rowling.

Alexia is a living, breathing example of how Gen Z are making their mark on the world, becoming New Zealand’s Gender Equality Ambassador at the World Expo, a National Geographic Explorer, and a Facebook Leadership Fellow. Alexia studied Leadership for Change at the University of Cambridge and holds a Masters in Emerging Technologies.

Alexia has received over 30 Awards for her work, including being named the Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Forbes 30 under 30, Semi-Finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year, the Most Influential NZ Woman under 25 at the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, Commonwealth Covid-19 Hero, Finalist for EY New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year, and Finalist for World Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Alexia was also awarded a Queen's Young Leader Award for Services to the Commonwealth by Her Majesty, The Queen, at Buckingham Palace. She was selected from over 20,000 nominations and is the youngest Commonwealth Citizen to hold this honour.

Through her jaw-dropping, name dropping stories Alexia proves that you are never too young (or too short) to create change.

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Movers, Shakers, Action Takers - Inside the Minds of Generation Z

Described by the NZ Herald as the Headmistress of Gen Z, advocate, entrepreneur, and GirlBoss NZ founder, Alexia Hilbertidou, will deliver a lively, thought-provoking, and unexpectedly hilarious exploration of the Generation Z mindset. How will they impact the future of work, and how should we prepare for it? How can we engage the next generation of consumers and talent, and how do we keep up with them?
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