Sarah is Co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy, with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025. Girl Geek Academy is behind Australia’s first all-female hackathon, #SheHacks, Australia’s first all-female makerfest, #SheMakes, the world’s first hackathon for girls aged five to eight, #MissMakesCode – and created the career development event for women in the games industry, #SheMakesGames.
Sarah learnt to code when she was just five years old and believes that you’re never too young – or old – to learn coding. Alongside her four fellow Girl Geek co-founders, Sarah is on a mission to create a lifelong community of women who love to learn tech. Sarah has worked across Australia and Silicon Valley, and has witnessed first-hand the issues faced by women in the industry.
Currently, with only 12 per cent of those “building the internet” being women, Sarah and her team are dedicated to levelling the playing field so that future generations will have the same leadership and salary opportunities as their male counterparts.