Girls Invent has one simple purpose, to inspire girls to become innovators and create inventions or products if they so choose.
Girls Invent was created by Dr Mark Glazebrook — an innovator, inventor and business leader with a unique track record for social innovation. When Mark’s teenage daughter asked why 'only men were inventors?', Mark was inspired to create the Girls Invent initiative.
By countering strong messages portrayed in the media that hold girls back from realising their full potential, Girls Invent send a inspiring message to girls that they can do anything. Providing specifically designed workshops to schools, Girls Invent guides creation from idea generation through to commercialisation and market entry.
Girls Invent has now expanded throughout Victoria in both regional and urban centres and over 100 Victorian schools in total. Each school receives a Girls Invent core program of six innovation modules that begin with idea creation through to commercialisation.
Each year, students are selected from participating schools to represent at the annual Girls Invent pitch night in Melbourne. They compete for prizes, mentoring and potentially attracting investment from our partner, Scale Investors.
'As in any pursuit, self-belief that you can do something is sometimes more powerful than the technical skills. This is where Girls Invent comes in. Believe that you can do something and worry about the detail later.'
For Information on the Girls Invent program please visit the Girls Invent website.