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. Since 2014, 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.
Introducing the Techgirls 2022 Patron – Felicity Furey
The Patron role is a VIP one at Techgirls, and we could not be happier to have Felicity Furey join us in 2022! Felicity’s tireless advocacy for diversity in engineering and in wider STEM disciplines is truly inspiring. Felicity’s passion is working with leaders to empower them to achieve their goals. Not only an engineer, she is an award-winning business leader and entrepreneur. Felicity has made a career out of making the ‘impossible’, possible.
Her accolades include being BOSS Magazine’s Young Executive of The Year, one of Westpac/AFR’s 100 Women of Influence at just 26 years old, and and the Director of four multi-million dollar businesses. In the world of engineering Felicity skyrocketed to the top to lead some of Australia’s most innovative mega infrastructure projects for the likes of Arup, fortune 500 company AECOM and Brisbane City Council, where she delivered a $45 million dollar transport infrastructure project portfolio at just 23 years-of-age.
One of just twelve women in her graduating class of 120, Felicity remains committed to fueling diversity across all industries by equipping current and emerging leaders from all backgrounds with the skills and tools to make an impact. Felicity’s two businesses, Power of Engineering Inc. and Machinam and exclusive partnerships with Qantas, Boeing, Toyota, Telstra, Origin and Energy Australia power her mission to help more people ignite their potential and spark meaningful change.
Sharing a host of values and goals, we at Techgirls are excited for the collaborative opportunities we have in the coming year.