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