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Do you dream of helping to grow a sustainable
New Zealand?

GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries is for you!
Laura Douglas, Founder, Real Country
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Alexia Hilbertidou,
Founder, GirlBoss NZ

Join us for one
life-changing experience

Who: You! A passionate young woman aged 15 - 18, with a heart for at least one of the following: The Primary Sector, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths), Sustainability, Animal Welfare, Policy, Protecting New Zealand’s natural resources, International Trade, Feeding Aotearoa and the world

No prior experience or knowledge is required.

What: The ultimate 10-day GirlBoss Accelerator, fully funded and online!

When: October School Holidays (29th of September - 8th of October 2023).

This fully funded self-paced programme is designed to fit around your busy schedule, with just 1-2 hours a day to commit to unlocking your full potential.
Apply today,  limited FREE spots are filling fast!

Gain Confidence
& Direction

"Before GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries, I felt a bit lost and had no clear direction since I am interested in so many fields and things!
This programme has helped set me on track to my passions and interests, and I am super grateful!!! I have learnt so much!

- Nora, GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries Alumni
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Be Inspired by the Best

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Sarah Pirie-Nally

Serial Entrepreneur

Founder, She Evolves

Meet Sarah, a passionate serial entrepreneur dedicated to empowering women and unlocking their full potential.

She is leading an expedition to Antarctica, supporting conservation efforts, and encouraging others to act as stewards of the environment.


With her vibrant energy and background in psychology, she's the perfect mentor to guide you on your journey. 

Laura Koot

Founder & CEO, Real Country

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to crack a whip, muster sheep or fix a fence, ‘Southern Girl’ Laura Koot is your gal.

This gumboot wearing, rescue animal adopting, bundle of energy is the founder and CEO of Real Country, a farm that welcomes visitors to enjoy a taste of real, rural New Zealand.


Laura is passionate about women's rights, founding 'The Southern Girl Finishing School' and 'The Fairlight Foundation' to support women to reach their full potential. 

Courtney Davies

Finalist, 2022 NZ Environmental Hero of the Year

Courtney Davies is a global Agricultural Ambassador, discovered four new viruses, and has taught over 6,000 farmers in Africa about sustainable agriculture. 

As an Environmental Leader at BLAKE, she has also inspired more than 20,000 students to be passionate about our marine environment.

Get 1:1 mentoring from New Zealand's

biggest industry players

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Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder, GirlBoss NZ

Our promise to you

After graduating from GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries you will:
  1. Feel more confident to pursue your career
  2. Be better prepared for further training & employment  
  3. Make new friends
  4. Be inspired by role models
  5. Develop the self-confidence to achieve your dreams. 
We're proud to report that 100% of our GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries alumni agree with the above statements. This level of positive feedback is almost unheard of, and is proof of just how genuinely amazing this programme is.

Siying, 16, Auckland

The GirlBoss Edge programme is like a dream come true: my confidence has increased by 100x in my own home! Being in a community of like-minded young wahine, I am no longer fearful of the future.

Hear from our Alumni 

Monika, 17, Auckland

This opportunity has provided me with skills and knowledge that will greatly benefit me in the long run. It has motivated me to not only pursue my future career but also to commit and achieve whatever I put my mind to, and to do everything with a purpose. I am truly grateful to have been selected for this programme.


Emma, 18, Christchurch

I loved every second of it because it pushed me to think inwardly and also about the world around me and what needs changing. The energy that I have felt as well as the empowerment that has come from being a part of this amazing opportunity is overwhelming and inspiring. It is one of the best things I have done.

Don't just take our word for it

Discover how we have helped 750+ young women like you: 

"I connected with wahine from all over New Zealand- learning their stories, sharing laughs with them and overall feeling a sense of comradeship and community. It was really life-changing, inspiring, and thought-provoking, I absolutely LOVED each and every second of the GirlBoss Edge Programme!”

 - Erica, 17, Hobsonville Point Secondary School, Auckland


Here's what you get

Unlock a world of opportunities to
kick-start your career

Accelerate Your Career with Our Self-Paced Modules

Sharpen your skills and gain the confidence to network with the biggest players in New Zealand with our self-paced modules on Personal Branding, Networking, Interviewing, and LinkedIn. By the end of the program, you'll have a cohesive personal brand and a killer LinkedIn profile, ready to ace any job or scholarship interview!

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Learn from the Best in the Primary Sector!


Don't settle for just any advice - seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join Facebook LIVE interviews with game-changing Entrepreneurs, Conservationists, Activists, and Adventurists who will break down the hard topics and GUIDE you on your journey.

A CV Worthy Primary Industries Challenge

Are you ready for a CV-worthy challenge that will set you apart from the rest?

Showcase your skills and knowledge by taking on the MPI Primary Industries Challenge that tackles some of the most pressing sustainability issues in New Zealand. With just 5 days to complete and submit your entry, you'll have the opportunity to shine and win incredible prizes.

Plus, it's something to brag about during your job interview or Scholarship applications!


Find your Tribe

You'll join a squad of like-minded, ambitious young women who are all about slaying the primary sector game.

Connect with your new besties in our exclusive Facebook group, join our Networking events, and kick back with our Netflix Parties!
At GirlBoss Edge, we know the power of finding your tribe, and we can't wait to welcome you into ours.

That's not all! You will also receive:

  • A complimentary 25-minute one-to-one mentoring session with a mentor from The Ministry for Primary Industries

  • A free GirlBoss goodie bag including a GirlBoss HydraFlask (valued at $40.00) 

The Facilitator

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At just 24 years old, Alexia has achieved an extraordinary level of success, founding GirlBoss NZ, New Zealand's largest organization for young women with over 17,500 members and programs implemented in more than 100 schools across New Zealand.


She has received over 30 awards for her work, including Forbes 30 under 30, Pacific Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the prestigious Queen's Young Leader Award for Services to the Commonwealth.

Now, she is sharing the most valuable lessons she has learned on her journey with you.

By participating in this 10-day programme, you will gain exclusive access to Alexia's expertise and insights gained from over $500,000 worth of personal development training at prestigious institutions such as the Facebook Leadership Fellowship in San Francisco, the Eisenhower Peace Fellowship in Spain, and the United Nations CSW in New York.


Join GirlBoss Edge: Primary Industries today and start on your path to greatness!

We believe in equity of access. 

Your place in the programme is fully funded thanks to the Ministry for Primary Industries.

We want all young New Zealanders to gain access to employers and inspirational role models.

Nothing should stand between you and your career dreams. 
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