Alexia Hilbertidou is the founder of GirlBoss NZ - the school project which has become New Zealand’s largest organization for young women. In five years, GirlBoss has grown to 13,500 members, and programs have been implemented in more than 100 schools across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.
Hilbertidou’s own mission is to get women to the table - the boardroom table that is - and she believes the decisions made while young are crucial in paving the way. She has spoken at some of the world's largest conferences such as The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and One Young World.
At only 21-years-old, Hilbertidou is a living, breathing example of how Gen Z are making their mark on the world, becoming a Deliotte Global Scholar and a Facebook Leadership Fellow, despite bypassing university. She has received over 30 Awards for her work including being named the 2019 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award Winner, Semi-Finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year, the Most Influential NZ Woman under 25 at the Westpac Women of Influence Award, and Finalist for World Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.
Through her jaw dropping, name dropping stories, Hilbertidou proves that you are never too young (or too short) to create change.