Girls today face more challenges to their self-belief than ever before.
They live in a culture where gender stereotypes are still prevalent and career options are negatively impacted. The media they consume implies that they can never be smart, beautiful, wealthy, popular and successful enough.
To add to the challenge, strong women are largely absent from the public eye.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
EmpowerGirl does gender equality differently
EmpowerGirl™ a gender empowerment program for Australian schoolgirls that harnesses the power of positive female role models in the workplace. By sharing the stories of their own success, these exceptional women can show young girls a world of possibilities for their future.
Our aim is to put a female face on every type of work, industry and profession so that Australia’s future female leaders are inspired to dream big. Because when we change what they see, we can change their world.
Our unique program takes girls on a journey from the Classroom to the Boardroom by providing:
- Online access to inspiring role models, from every industry, who share their stories and expand the career aspirations of young girls
- Direct access to female leaders via Boardroom events, so girls get to see how women behave, lead and contribute to their workplace, industry and community
- Empowering Projects for Girls – Author and journalist Kath Walters will mentor and assist young girls to interview female leaders and produce our first EmpowerGirl™ book entitled “How did you get there?”
- EmpowerGirl™ Workshops for Schools – to build girl’s confidence and provide role models to widen career opportunities for girls.
We’re a group of self-made business owners and social changemakers who have pooled our talents and resources to help girls fulfil their potential. We’re small right now, but we see the possibilities. And we see big things for girls.
Georgina Ondaatje is a Marketer, Communications and Branding Specialist, Director of Newton Heath and Founder of EmpowerGirl. She has worked for some of Australia’s leading brands across many industries and has extensive experience in developing gender equality campaigns. Georgina was part of the core team who launched the inaugural Telstra Business Women’s Awards, where she witnessed the transformative power of female leadership. She has also developed female role model programs for the Victoria Racing Club, the Victorian Institute of Sport, the Department of Education and Women in IT.
Robert is a Social Impact Video Strategist and Creative Director at Hunting with Pixels, a social video strategy and production Agency in Sydney and Melbourne. The Agency has produced over 2000 videos since its inception in 2004. Clients include TEDx Melbourne and TEDx Sydney, ING, The Hotel School, and the Property Council of Australia.
Kath is an Author, Speaker, Content Marketing Influencer
Kath has written for some of Australia’s leading business publications including, BRW, the Australian Financial Review, Leading Company, Boss, Crickey and Business Spectator. Kath currently provides content marketing strategy via her Sticky Content Agency and she mentors people to write business books, in 90 days.
Anna is a Creative Director, Copywriter, Speechwriter and Contributing Author and Director of Mayday Copywriting. She has created and launched major advertising campaigns for JWT, George Patterson Bates, FCB and others. Anna has written extensively about female empowerment for not-for-profits including World Vision and Care Australia. She is currently a Pyjama Angel and mentors a 9-year-old girl named Chloe.