Bossgirls

Apply today for Summer 2021 (Virtual). Applications will close on May 3, 2021. 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’ll 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 2021 will take place virtually, as it did successfully during Summer 2020. If public health outcomes improve, we may explore a hybrid model for those able to attend in person. We understand that even if outcomes improve, some may not be comfortable attending in person.

The schedule is as follows (subject to change):
6 week program
Mondays-Thursdays from 10:30am-1:00pm, EST (with breaks), with some additional afternoon mentor sessions
First day: June 28, 2021
Last day: August 5, 2021

When Bossgirls was in person, it took place at the City College of New York (160 Convent Ave, New York, NY).

How can I participate?

Any female high school student (or those who consistently identify as) can apply. Bossgirls is located in New York on Eastern Standard Time (EST), so if out of state, you must be able to attend workshops starting at 10:30am EST.

Are their 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 2021 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!

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 twice a month.

Any other questions?

Reach out to  contact@zahncenternyc.com

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