Founder & CEO – Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM
The Tech Girls Movement Foundation was founded by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, a well-known advocate for innovation and diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As CEO, she has a string of awards, tv appearances and research publications as the internationally acclaimed creator of the Tech Girls Are Superheroes series of books, with nearly half a million readers.
The Techgirls tribe of young STEM leaders is committed to solving real-world problems with technology across urban, regional and rural Australia and New Zealand. Over the past 7 years, we have engaged more than 10 000 schoolgirls in hands-on STEM entrepreneurship and chaperoned more than 40 girls over 4 years to pitch their winning apps and ideas in Silicon Valley, USA.
2020 TGMF Patron – Dr Catherine Ball
We are delighted that Dr Ball has agreed to be the official 2020 Patron of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation. Her work in STEM education and the future of technology positions her as a champion for our work. As we are about to enter the 5th revolution in history, one which is purpose and human-centred, her work with the World of Drones Congress places people central to technological societal transformation. As we move into this revolution that envisions a sustainable, inclusive socio-economic system, powered by digital technologies such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things and robotics, it is imperative that we have leaders such as Dr Ball at the forefront of those conversations. We need to not only create leaders of the future, but leaders of now to take us forward in these challenging times. We are particularly chuffed that she is a proud tech girl superhero as Ariel.