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GirlBoss Edge – CashFlow – money, business & investing

Kia ora GirlBoss whanau,

I have an incredible ‘all-expenses paid’ opportunity to share with you.

Applications are now OPEN for GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow, our 10-day online accelerator, designed for young women who wish to supercharge their financial potential.

Whether you want to be your own boss,

Buy your first home in your 20s,

or make your money work for you (so can shake it on a yacht in Dubai),

This programme is for you.


On the GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow programme, you will supercharge your finances, receive 1:1 Mentoring, and (what I love most) join a community of amazing young women from across Aotearoa.

90% of our Alumni describe the GirlBoss Edge Programme as “life-changing!”


This opportunity is fully funded thanks to our sponsors, Spark, PwC New Zealand, and The Ministry of Education, so make sure to learn more and apply below.


Money has been used as a tool to control women for far too long.

Now, more than ever, the world needs women, like you, to level up and own their financial future.

The rules of the past are made to be broken.

Join us in breaking barriers and flipping the narrative.


Together, we will be unstoppable.


Thank you for being part of the GirlBoss whanau.


You got this,

Alexia Hilbertidou

Founder, GirlBoss NZ


Apply now for

GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow

Who: Young women aged 15 – 21 who are ready to level-up and learn about money, business, and investing!

What: 10 Day GirlBoss Accelerator (100% Online & All Expenses Paid)

When: January 14th – 23rd 2022

This programme is self-paced to fit your schedule with a total time commitment of just 1 – 2 hours a day.

Speaker Spotlight: Ness Goodson

Winner of The Apprentice NZ and self-proclaimed “Boujee” Business woman, Ness Goodson, is one of our High Profile Mentors for GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow.

The ICONIC, Ness Goodson is a “manifesting machine” who embodies the motto: “I want it, I got it.”

Ness is the founder of OMGNess Styling, a thriving business that creates Instagram-worthy parties for celebrities like All Blacks legend Beauden Barrett and global dance sensation Parris Goebel.

Ness has overcome many barriers to become the legend she is today: “I just didn’t enjoy school and I didn’t realise I was creative when I was young.” When she started OMGNess Styling she had to push through the voices in her head telling her she wasn’t good enough.

“I didn’t know that you could just find your ‘thing’ and make a business out of it. Nowadays, it’s such an amazing feeling to be able to say: ‘Look, I went through the struggle, but now I’m out here, living the boujee life!’ It’s beautiful.”

Now, she is loving life as a flourishing business owner, living the #mumlife to 4 daughters, and is the 2021 winner of The Apprentice NZ, securing a $50k investment.

Ness is committed to “bringing the good vibes” and can’t wait to meet you through GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow.

Speaker Spotlight: Queenie Tan

Tik-Tok Fin-fluencer, Queenie Tan, is one of our High Profile Mentors for GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow.

Tik Tok Sensation, Queenie Tan, is an absolute force when it comes to Finance & Investing.

Her personal finance journey started when she moved out of home as a teenager and was earning just $400 per week. She could barely afford to pay her bills and groceries each week.

Fast forward only a few years later, and Queenie has just bought her own home, has investments, has a 6 figure income, and is on her journey to reach financial freedom.

Queenie is so excited to meet incredible young women, like you, through GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow. “Investing and financial literacy isn’t only for the rich – it’s how people become rich. When you’re young, even if you don’t have a lot of money to start with, you have time on your side. Nowadays, investing is way more accessible. We can start with $5!”

Apply today for
GirlBoss Edge: CashFlow

You will emerge feeling powerful and confident to make your dreams a reality.

This life-changing programme is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Applications now open!

Apply for a PwC Ignite Apprenticeship

Our friends at PwC New Zealand, are looking for you to join their team!

The 12 month PwC Ignite Apprenticeship programme in Christchurch is perfect for any young person passionate about business or technology who wants to kickstart their career!

This is a fully paid, full-time position, no previous experience is required and all training is given to you!

Email now with the subject line: ‘GirlBoss’

to let him know you’re keen.

Chat with tertiary health students about future careers

Rural Health Careers Session and COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar for year 11-13 students.

Virtual Rural Health Careers Sessions

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network in partnership with Students of Rural Health Aotearoa (SoRHA) are hosting virtual Rural Health Careers Sessions this November.

These virtual sessions will replace our usual in-person rural health careers presentations as part of our Rural School Visits, which have been postponed until next year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Our new 45-minute virtual presentations will provide information for year 11-13 students on studying towards a career in rural health.

The presentations will be hosted by nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and physiotherapy students who will share their own experiences and give insight into what it’s like to study health at a tertiary level.

There will also be a Q&A session for your students to engage with current tertiary health students and ask them questions.

Virtual Rural Health Careers Sessions:

  • Monday 8 November at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 9 November at 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 10 November at 7.30pm
  • Friday 12 November at 12.30pm

Register here for a Virtual Rural Health Careers Session

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

In addition to these rural health careers sessions, we are also hosting a short webinar about the COVID-19 vaccine. This webinar will also be hosted by SoRHA tertiary students and will aim to inform rural Rangatahi on why vaccination is important to protect our population, how the vaccine works, how vaccine safety is monitored and answer any further questions that may arise from our discussion.

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar:

  • Thursday 11 November at 12:30pm

Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar here

Recordings available

Both the Rural Health Careers sessions and the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar will be recorded so that you and your students are able to view them later if you are unable to attend them live. Please let us know if you would like access to a copy of the recorded sessions.

Volunteering — Dementia Appeal, 19/20 Nov

Still need to complete your service hours this year?

Want to do something for others?

Perhaps you know someone in your family network who has been impacted by dementia…

Give some hours of your time to help raise funds for important research into the causes of and treatment for this widespread and devastating illness.

Organisation:  Dementia Canterbury

Location:         various around Christchurch and Wider Canterbury region

Role:               Annual Appeal Collecting

Dates:             Friday 19 November and Saturday 20 November

Times:             Flexible – find a shift/day that suits your schedule

Working as a group, you will be contributing to Dementia Canterbury’s annual appeal which is one of the most important fundraisers in their calendar. If you have a group, one person will be the Team Leader overseeing the smooth running of the day, picking up collection buckets at the beginning of the day and returning at the end of the day.  The rest of your group will be allocated two-hour timeslots, in pairs, to engage with the public and collect.  Dementia Canterbury team will be supporting you!  A typical day would be 10am to 5pm … get a group together and make a difference in your community.

Contact Glenda, to get started!

Volunteering Opportunity — Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon street appeal

Please pass the following role to students who may be interested in getting involved with this upcoming street appeal.  

Organisation:  NZ Breast Cancer

Role:                Pink Ribbon Street Appeal Volunteer

Dates:              Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October

Times:             Two-hour shifts

Location:        Various around the Canterbury region

Dress:             It’s the ‘pink ribbon’ appeal – totally optional, but you are welcome to go ‘pink’!

More information and to apply:

Lots of great Volunteering Opportunities for senior students

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer in the community?

Want to do something for others or help the environment?

Did you know that giving to others is one of the best ways to feel good about yourself?


Volunteering Canterbury have shared several upcoming events which are needing volunteers.

See the listings below or visit the VolCan website:


RoleWomen’s Lifestyle Expo – various roles

OrganisationNZ Gifts of Love and Strength


Dates: (three dates available to choose from) Friday 5 November, Saturday 6 November, Sunday 7 November

The Friday team will be making up goodie bags.  Saturday and Sunday teams will be selling tickets, scanning tickets, selling goodie bags.

Benefits: be part of a team on the day; free pass to attend expo; toasted sandwiches, snacks and hot drinks.

For more details on these roles, check out the listing under ‘events’ in ‘volunteer opportunities’ on Volunteering Canterbury’s webpage, – or go direct to the role here

RoleRestoration and Planting Volunteer

OrganisationKeep North Christchurch Beautiful



Clean up, weeding, clearing and planting of trees and shrubs in community aras, along waterways and coastal areas.  You will need to be able to get into some harder to access areas, including but not limited to along waterways and coastlines, dirt of sand tracs, uneven ground and in areas that are overgrown.  For more details, check out this listing under ‘gardening’ in ‘volunteer opportunities’ on Volunteering Canterbury’s webpage, – or go direct to the role here

RoleEvent Marshalling-Pak’nSave Triathlon Festival

Organisation: Canterbury Triathlon Club


Date28 November 2021

Assisting at a triathlon event; marshalling on either the bike or run course.  More details:

RoleEvent Marshalling – OxMan

OrganisationCanterbury Triathlon Club


Date12 December 2021

Assisting at a triathlon event, marshalling athletes on the bike or run.  More details:

RoleSea2Sky Challenge

OrganisationCanterbury Triathlon Club


Date13 March 2022

Marshalling on the bike or run leg of a triathlon.  More details:

Role: Event Marshalling – Canterbury Classic Triathlon

OrganisationCanterbury Triathlon Club


Date30 January 2022

Event marshals at the Corsair Classic Triathlon.  Venue is Wainui (nr Akaroa).  More details:


UC Connect public lecture – Little genes, big conservation

In this upcoming Tauhere | UC Connect public talk, University of Canterbury conservation geneticist Associate Professor Steeves will focus on the survival of a critically threatened bird, the Tūturuatu/Tchūriwat’/Shore plover.

She will discuss how her research team combines genomic and non-genomic data in partnership with tangata whenua, and in collaboration with conservation scientists and practitioners, to co-develop conservation genetic management strategies for some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s rarest species.

Time: 7pm

Find out more and book your free spot>

Note: Due to current COVID-19 requirements, please ensure you wear your mask to this event, as masks are currently mandatory at all events in Alert Level 2.


UC Connect public lecture – Making scents, the art & science of perfume

Few areas combine art and science as well as perfumery, according to the University of Canterbury’s Head of the School of Product Design, Professor Conan Fee, who is giving a free public talk on making scents.

In the talk Professor Fee, who is perfumer and director of Christchurch’s only artisanal perfumery, will describe how almost anyone can quickly grasp the various categories of aromachemicals – something that would normally take years to learn by classical training.

The academic turned perfumer will discuss how he used his background in science and engineering to bring the art of perfume design to the people of Christchurch.

Time: 7pm

Find out more and book your free spot>

NOTE: If Christchurch is still in Alert Level 2 on the date of this event, all attendees will need to wear masks.

University of Canterbury campus tour & College visit

UC encourages potential students and their whānau to visit our attractive and welcoming campus.

Guided campus tours visit the library, bookshop, lecture theatres, student social and study spaces, and some of our fantastic new learning facilities.

The tour is followed by a visit to one or two Colleges related to your broad areas of interest, where you can talk with staff from the College(s).

Campus tours start at 10am sharp.

Good footwear, weather suitable clothing and snacks help for an enjoyable tour.

Book your campus tour and College visit here>