Alexia is 18-years-old, just finished high-school, yet her love of Women’s empowerment and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Math) has led her to a level of influence well beyond her years. Bypassing the slow, traditional path to leadership she acted on her passions and established GirlBoss New Zealand, an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM, Entrepreneurship and higher leadership. In just 18 months, GirlBoss is New Zealand's second largest women network with nearly 8000 members.
Alexia has spoken to nearly 20,000 young people, teachers and business professionals about gender equity, STEM, and the future of work. Her speaking arrangements have included: 13 New Zealand High Schools, Massey University Finance Festival, The Global Women Network, Association for Women in Sciences Conference, Chartered Accountants Women in Business Conference, Graduate Women's Network, Women in Super AGM, The March for Science, AMP Amplify, and the Westpac Girls in Tech Conference.
As the National Winner of the Unitec Coding App Competition, at 16, she recieved a $30,000 prize for KaiShare - a former online food redistribution platform. At 17, she was the youngest person to ever lead a research project at the New Zealand Treasury. At 18, she was selected by the Eisenhower Fellowship Network, to speak and be New Zealand's representative at the Future of Work Summit held in Málaga, Spain.
Alexia’s passion for future-focussed education is why she was named a Top 30 Global Teen Leader, a Top 5 Young Leader by the Ministry of Youth Development, and the most influential New Zealand woman under the age of 25 at the 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Awards.
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