Apply today for Summer 2022 (Hybrid - mostly online with some in-person). Applications will close on April 24, 2022. We accept on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better! Review the page below for more information about this year's program.

Program Overview:

If you’ve ever thought about running your own business, inventing something new, or being part of a movement to create change in the world, Bossgirls is for you! You’ll join a community of other bossgirls like yourself to discover entrepreneurship. You and a team of other bossgirls will focus on a problem, come up with an innovative solution for it, research the market, compare competitors, learn how to price your product & prototype it, and create a brand around your idea. At the end of the program, you’ll pitch your idea to a virtual audience--think Shark Tank without the sharks. All the while, you’ll get to meet female entrepreneurs & get advice from expert mentors from Standard Chartered, our program sponsor.

And just so your parents know... our goal is to introduce entrepreneurship to you as not only a possible career path, but a mindset that advances any course of learning. Our curriculum puts the customer first, introducing you to a human-centered design approach to problem-solving. You’ll learn how to analyze a problem and find a business opportunity within it. Plus, having this on your resume or college application looks great!

When/where does Bossgirls take place?

Bossgirls Summer 2022 is expected to be a hybrid program, taking place both virtually and in-person. We plan to hold most workshops and lectures online, but have some activities take place in person at The City College of New York (160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031) as long as public health measures continue to allow. We will share more details about what this will look like soon with all who apply. We understand that even if outcomes improve, some may not be comfortable attending in person, and will make reasonable accommodations for those with health issues.

The schedule is as follows (subject to change):
5 week programMondays-Thursdays (except for the first week, which starts on a Tuesday), 10:30am-1:30pm (there may be some additional afternoon sessions). We always take short breaks during the session.
First day: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Last day: Thursday, August 4, 2022

How can I participate?

We take applications from female and non-binary high school students in grades 9-12. Those who are graduating in spring/summer 2022 are still eligible to apply. Those applying should be able to commute to The City College of New York at 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031.

Are there any requirements to participate?

You'll fill out a short application that asks about yourself & why you'd like to join the program. If selected to participate, you'll need to confirm your acceptance, so use an email that you check frequently! The application for Summer 2022 is available now. Start your application today.

Is there a cost associated with this program?

This is a no-cost program thanks to our sponsors, Standard Chartered. Participating students need access to reliable wifi and a computer/tablet. 

Is this an internship?

No, it's not an internship, but you do learn how to build your own business and run your own company!

Do we offer a stipend for participating in the program?

We do not offer a stipend for participation.

NEW! Bossgirls After School:

Starting September 2020, we're now offering professional development workshops, speaker events, and skills-based workshops to all Bossgirls alumni during the school year. Bossgirls After School takes place virtually during evening hours.By participating in a Bossgirls summer program, you're invited into Bossgirls After School.

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Last Updated: 01/18/2022 16:49