Career Accelerator programme for girls aged 15-18 keen on Medicine or other healthcare pathways

Posted on April 1, 2021


Who: Young women aged 15 – 18 who are passionate about a career in healthcare

What: A ’10 Day Leadership Accelerator’ (100% online)

When: 23rd April – May 2nd 2021. Total time commitment is just 1-2 hours a day!

Cost: Subsidised price of $150

Thanks to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Maori & Pasifika students can apply for a Scholarship to cover their full programme fee. 

Limited places available! 

Entry closes April 22nd 2021

Full Scholarships available for Māori & Pasifika Students

Sponsored by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Scholarship applications close April 16th 2021.

Meet Your Mentors

Dr Hinemoa Elder  – Forensic Psychiatrist, Brain Research New Zealand

Dr Hinemoa is a child psychiatrist at Starship Hospital and a Director at Brain Research New Zealand. “Kei te hari tōku ngākau, I am so happy to be part of mentoring our kōtiro who have a heart for healthcare in realising their dreams!”

Dr Justin Sung  –  Founder, JTT Med – Foster our Future – Medical Doctor, Auckland City Hospital

The undisputed king of Med School Entry – 1 out of 3 of NZ’s successful medical students have been coached by Dr Justin. Founder of a charity called Foster our Future to support youth from underrepresented communities into medicine. 

Dr Nini Prescott  –  GP and Urgent Care Doctor

By day, Dr Nini can be found living the high-paced lifestyle of an Urgent Care Medical Doctor in Auckland.

By night, Dr Nini can be found creating TikToks for her 18.2K followers providing insight, inspiration, and dance moves to the next generation of Healthcare heroes. 

Dr Miriam Karalus  –  Doctor at Waikato Hospital & Civil Engineer 

From building bridges to saving lives to playing competitive rugby, Dr Miriam has done it all. With a Masters of Engineering and a Medical Degree, Miriam has had an incredible global career. Dr Miriam is active in Samoan Doctors Worldwide and worked at the forefront of the Measles Crisis in her native home of Samoa.  Dr Miriam is one of 9 siblings, 5 of whom are also Medical Doctors. 

Our Results

Join over 200 young women from across Aotearoa who have successfully graduated from GirlBoss Edge: Healthcare Edition

Average Programme Rating: 4.8/5

Average Facilitator Rating: 4.9/5

99% More confident to pursue a career in Healthcare

99% Made new friends who support their passions

98% are connected with Healthcare Professionals

97% More confident and better prepared for University

Healthcare not for you?

Future GirlBoss Edge intakes will include a variety of career interests. Watch this space for more info!