Founded in 2015, when Alexia Hilbertidou was only 16, the organisation’s mission is to close the gender gap in male dominated industries. Get to know Hilbertidou and her love for Tāmaki Makaurau in our final instalment of the seven-part series on significant wāhine toa.
“Auckland is one of the best places to do business. We have got access to global ideas, while also having a great kiwi-can-do attitude and great networks and communities for founders and startups to come together,” Hilbertidou says.
But what truly makes Auckland stand out to Hilbertidou is the diversity and inclusivity of the community, and how it appeals to her background. “It’s a place where you can really experience the whole world all from one city. From dazzling shows to great food, there is literally everything you could want right here in Auckland. Being part Greek and part Samoan, food and family is just at the heart of my culture.”
Hilbertidou cannot wait to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup and celebrate the incredible athletes that will be playing. “I think that it is so exciting that here in Auckland we are hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup, it is so powerful that we can uplift women and that they can be incredible role models to the next generation.”
Watch the video below to listen to Alexia Hilbertidou discuss GirlBoss New Zealand, her love of food, and why Auckland is one of the best cities for business.