by Isla Huffadine

GirlBoss Workshops

Several St Hilda’s students were able to participate in workshops led by Alexia Hilbertidou, the founder of GirlBoss that were run at the Otago Museum this week. There was a workshop for Years 9-10 students in the morning and another in the afternoon for the senior students.

Two students shared their experiences on behalf of the students attending:

Yesterday I, and some other juniors, went to a Girl Boss STE(a)M workshop. We did many things but mainly we discussed the future and the way things will change. Did you know female-dominated fields such as retail, administrative and food worker positions will be gone by 2050 due to automation? This is why we need to aim high and achieve our goals. A fact I learnt yesterday, is that there are more top CEO’s named David (5.3%) than all women CEO’s (4.1%). I feel this workshop has helped me to understand the struggles of women in STE(a)M fields, but it makes me want to try even harder to get there.

Alex Barkman - Year 9

On Thursday a group of senior students attended the GirlBossNZ LEAD Workshop run by Alexia Hilbertidou. This was a great opportunity to connect with like-minded young women and grow confidence in ourselves and our abilities. Alexia was such a lovely person to talk to and provided us with such a supportive network to share our ideas. We left the workshop feeling both inspired and motivated to create change.

Ella Hodgson- Year 12

Image by: Isla Huffadine