About the Academy

Today’s 12-year-old girls will be the entrepreneurs of 2025. The Academy for Enterprising Girls offers an amazing opportunity to provide these young women with the tools they need to take control of their working life, and to develop the mindset and passion for entrepreneurial and STEM-based careers.

Industry alliance

Since we started developing the AEG in 2019 we have been blown away by the fantastic support and engagement from across industry!

To date we have 12 Delivery and Industry Partners including: Amazon Web Services, Young Change Agents, Tech Girls Movement, Foundation for Young Australians, Canva, Google Classroom, Seer Data, Cisco, Rebel Girls, Sustainable Salons, Questacon and Code Like A Girl.

PLUS over 17 Program Supporters and almost 50 Universities and High Schools across the nation that are confirmed as Education Contributors.

Opportunities for your involvement
The program is funded and supported by the Australian Government and has been codesigned with industry, education providers, young girls themselves – in order to build the best foundations for entrepreneurial mindsets among young women. As the central provider, 89 Degrees East Strategic Communications on behalf of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), is keen to keep engaging and building relationships with industry and interested businesses. There are a number of ways in which this could happen depending on the level of engagement being sought.
  • Linking relevant information and other resources – such as other coding programs, educational links or tools – via the Academy online platform
  • Engaging with the program by contributing to an expanding array of our inspiring stories about enterprising women, achieving change in their businesses or creating new ways of thinking (e.g. if your business has a woman with an entrepreneurial story to tell).
  • Work with 89 Degrees East to create additional content including non-core educational modules or media content to share information on the program
  • Simply share the Academy for Enterprising Girl website or social content through your channels – individually, professionally or institutionally.

These are just a few suggestions; if you have other ideas about how you’d like to work with the Academy for Enterprising Girls please contact us.

By working together, we can ensure Australia’s next generation of entrepreneurs have the skills to run their own businesses or transform the industries in which they work.

Our partners