Technovation Tairāwhiti

Technovation Tairāwhiti Challenge. Girls creating apps to solve real challenges in our community!

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Join us to celebrate young women in technology! This is the first year of running Technovation Challenge in Tairāwhiti. Over the past three months girls 10-18 years have been working hard imagining, designing and building mobile apps to solve community problems and to compete in an international app building challenge.

Come see each team’s pitch for their app and get inspired by, and help celebrate, the accomplishments of these amazing young wāhine in Tairāwhiti.

Our keynote speaker and judge for the pitch event is Alexia Hilbertidou, CEO of Girlboss NZ.

Free entry. Light refreshments provided.

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Gisborne District Council, Council Chamber, 15 Fitzherbert Street, Whataupoko, Gisborne

Sunday 26 May
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Miss Alexia Hilbertidou

Director GirlBoss NZ

She's joked with the Queen, flown with NASA, had lunch with Jamie (Oliver), tea with Teresa (May) and rubbed shoulders with David (Beckham). Described by the NZ Herald as the Headmistress of Gen Z, 20 year old Alexia captivates audiences with insights from her leadership journey as the founder of GirlBoss NZ - a school project which has become NZ's largest organisation for young women. In 2 years, GirlBoss has 10,500 members and programmes have been implemented in 55 schools across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.

Through her advocacy work, Alexia has spoken at over 50 corporate and community events to over 30,000 New Zealanders about Gender Equality, Gen Z Mindset, Women in STEM, and the future of work.

In 2018, Alexia was 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.

Alexia is both our keynote speaker and judge for the event.

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