CEO & Co-founder
Advocacy, Education, Equity and Equality in STEMM, Feminist Policy and Politics, Women’s Affairs, Motivational Speaking, Science, Technology and Innovation, Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights, Youth
Sarah Moran is co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy, with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025. Girl Geek Academy is behind Australia’s first all-women hackathon, #SheHacks, Australia’s first all-women makerfest, #SheMakes, and the world’s first hackathon for girls aged five to eight, #MissMakesCode.
Sarah learned to code when she was just five years old and believes that you’re never too young – or old – to learn coding. Alongside her four fellow Girl Geek Academy co-founders, Sarah is on a mission to create a lifelong community of women who love to learn tech. Sarah has worked across Australia and Silicon Valley, and has witnessed first-hand the issues faced by women in the industry.
Currently, with only 12 per cent of those “building the internet” being women, Sarah and her team are dedicated to levelling the playing field so that future generations will have the same leadership and salary opportunities as their male counterparts.
Sarah is currently working with Leonardo Group and Science Museum Melbourne, along with being a member of the Victorian Minister’s Advisory Council for Gender Equality, an ambassador for Brisbane City Council’s youth initiative, Visible Ink, and sits on the Future of Work Summit advisory board.
Sarah also sits on the VicHealth Youth Taskforce and advocates as a VicHealth champion and with gender equality being one of the best preventions for family violence, Sarah is also an adviser for the early prevention startup She’s A Crowd.
In 2017, Sarah joined the Channel Ten and FOXTEL LifeStyle channel television series, Common Sense, where she is having her say on what’s happening in the world, while showing the nation it’s cool to be a smart chick.