A new generation of young, female leaders have brainstormed solutions to real-world financial issues as part of an ANZ-backed course – with impressive results.
The online course was run by GirlBoss NZ - an organisation dedicated to empowering high school-age girls to become leaders in traditionally male-dominated fields, including finance, technology, business, data analysis, investment, and innovation.
Fully funded by ANZ, the GirlBoss course included mentoring from prominent financial leaders, including ANZ New Zealand CEO Antonia Watson, influencer Queenie Tan, Letters To Strangers founder Diana Chao, and Kiwi financial journalist, podcaster and author Frances Cook.
During the course participants were asked to brainstorm ideas to solve problems and find solutions for real-world issues in the finance sector.
“From banking solutions for at risk youth, to a financial literacy app, the depth and detail of their ideas was impressive - I look forward to the day when their solutions will come to life,” GirlBoss NZ Founder and CEO Alexia Hilbertidou said.