We’ve teamed up with GirlBoss New Zealand again to inspire the next generation of changemakers with the 2019 edition GirlBoss Awards. This is a nationwide search for trailblazing young women who are defying stereotypes and creating change in their communities.
Last year we celebrated some incredible young women like Nelson's Greer Wilson who received the Emerging Leader Award for her work raising awareness of mental health and providing recommendations to Parliament about how the mental health system could better serve young people.
Tulsi Lathia was awarded the innovation prize after she invented a device that would help locate people after a natural disaster, at just 17! She also invented another device that is a fire detection, evacuation and control system.
Seventeen-year-old Mikayla Stokes from Auckland took home the STEM award for creating a pollution sensor that measures the amount of particulates in the air and transmits this information to her laptop.
This year there are eight categories including; online impact, innovation, emerging leader, arts and culture, community, sustainability, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), and the overall Trailblazer Award.
Nominations are now open so if you know any inspiring young women aged 11-18 who are passionate about STEM, or leading change in their community. Perhaps they might be a sustainability warrior or have started their own business. Nominate them now for a GirlBoss Award.
Entries close on August 9 and winners will be notified in September.