Sarah Mo­ran, 34

from Colling­wood, Vic

The Australian Women's Weekly - - Scholarship -

GOAL TO GET ONE MIL­LION AUS­TRALIAN WOMEN INTO TECH­NOL­OGY BY 2025.

Sarah Mo­ran al­ways loved tech­nol­ogy, and has made it her life’s work to break down bar­ri­ers that pre­vent women from im­mers­ing them­selves in tech and cre­ate gen­der equal­ity in the tech realm.

As CEO of Girl Geek Acad­emy, her aim is to equip women of all ages and from all walks of life with the skills to un­der­stand tech. She teaches girls as young as ve to code, and aims to train one mil­lion women to build the in­ter­net by 2025.

“All ages, all women, all in­ter­net,” she says.

One of her goals is to build a tech­nol­ogy truck to take her tech tools to the re­gions. “Ex­po­sure to tech can ig­nite new ways of think­ing,” she says.

The judges were im­pressed by Sarah’s pas­sion, am­bi­tion and the scale of her achieve­ments so far.

Sarah says even she didn’t ap­pre­ci­ate just how im­por­tant this work was when she rst started. “Coun­tries with a higher rate of gen­der equal­ity in their so­ci­ety’s ex­pe­ri­ence lower rates of fam­ily vi­o­lence,” Sarah says. Gen­der equal­ity is not just some­thing that is nice to have. “We do what we do be­cause we want to ef­fect the whole of so­ci­ety.”

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