Sarah Moran, 34
from Collingwood, Vic
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.”