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Trade Me and GirlBoss launch the inaugural GirlBoss Awards

Press Release – Trademe

Trade Me has teamed up with Alexia Hilbertidou from GirlBoss to celebrate trailblazing young women in New Zealand with the inaugural GirlBoss Awards (girlbossawards.co.nz). Nominations for the awards open today, and close in mid-August, with the winners …
Trade Me has teamed up with Alexia Hilbertidou from GirlBoss to celebrate trailblazing young women in New Zealand with the inaugural GirlBoss Awards (girlbossawards.co.nz). Nominations for the awards open today, and close in mid-August, with the winners announced in September.
GirlBoss founder Alexia Hilbertidou said the GirlBoss Awards would celebrate incredible young Kiwi women defying stereotypes and creating change in their communities.
“Just 2 per cent of New Zealand’s NZX 50 CEOs are women and we want to change that. The GirlBoss Awards are about recognising the change make-hers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold young women who are shaping the future of New Zealand,” Miss Hilbertidou said.
Trade Me spokesperson Moana Roberts said it was a fantastic new initiative, inspired by Alexia’s passion and hard work. “We’re stoked to be working with Alexia to bring the GirlBoss Awards to life for the very first time this year – it’s cool to lend our support and help make one of her dreams a reality.
“But most importantly we’re excited to be shining the light on some brilliant young Kiwis who are our future Kate Sheppards and Jacinda Arderns and Nanogirls. We’re looking forward to celebrating these inspiring young women when the GirlBoss Awards are announced on 19 September, coinciding with the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand,” Ms. Roberts said.
Miss Hilbertidou said the purpose of the GirlBoss Awards is “to inspire and motivate young Kiwis to become leaders in their industry and community.”
Trade Me, Method, Delta Insurance, Air New Zealand and Foodstuffs are each sponsoring an award category. The categories include; innovation, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), community, emerging leader, enterprise and the overall trailblazer.
Method managing director and GirlBoss Awards judge Sam Ramlu said the company was proud to be supporting GirlBoss. “Their quest to help women realise and value their role in tech and leadership roles is so important – there’s still a lot of work to be done and we love that Alexia is leading the way.”
Award nominations are now open for females aged 11-18 at girlbossawards.co.nz and close on 22 August. The winners will be announced on 19 September, the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.
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