More women and girls taking part in a technology-dominated world is the mission of Girl Geek Academy founder, Sarah Moran.

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

For Sarah, it’s all about ensuring that women know that they can have a go at building technology-based products and businesses. It’s why she founded Girl Geek Academy, an education and events start up.

Her ultimate goal is to increase female representation in the industry and more specifically the number of women in STEM fields with successful careers. “We do that by making the Internet a social, collaborative activity. Whatever their age, participants learn by playing with technology,” she says.

Programs and initiatives

Through programs such as #MissMakesCode and #Miss Bot, they’re turning coding, 3D printing and robotics into all-out fun. “We show girls how to build something on an iPad so they learn that the internet is for them to create things,” explains Sarah.

Sarah has also started She Hacks, a hack-a-thon where women come together to build a business over a weekend. “After that, they’ve got a strong foundation for moving their business idea forward,” says Sarah.

How NAB helps

Girl Geek Academy has accessed a range of NAB services to help get its own business off the ground. “Resources like NAB Village are incredibly important,” explains Sarah. “We meet, have meetings there and share in the local business community.”

We love Sarah’s energy and commitment to making technology a career option for women and girls. That’s why NAB partners with Girl Geek Academy to actively introduce initiatives that encourage women to consider a career in technology. As a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, NAB’s mentoring and networking programs continue to provide fantastic opportunities for women.

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