On October 18, 2018…
We were thrilled to have our second-annual design hackathon with AIG and the Southbank Centre, where we tackled once again a societal design challenge!
What was our challenge for this year?
We worked together to create inventions of the future that improved our lives – at home, at school & in our community. We used our creativity & collaboration skills and created incredible solutions together that positively impact our future… even starting from the very next day!
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Where, When, What?
When and where? Thursday, October 18th 2018 at the Southbank Centre, London
What? Future inventors wanted! Join us for our second societal design challenge as we create inventions of the future that will improve our lives – at home, at school & in your community.
Who? 100 interested girls aged 11-15 from local schools
Meet the team!
g4g Founder and Chairman, Brussels
AIG Corporate Citizenship and Events Manager, London
g4g Operations Manager, Brussels
g4g Events & Communication manager, Brussels
g4g HQ Coordinator, Brussels
Take a look at our previous events!
On September 9th, we hosted our first ever Design Hackathon in partnership with AIG at the Southbank Centre, bringing together 45 girls aged 11-18 from around London to brainstorm and create solutions on how to secure strong financial futures for women and girls from all backgrounds. Beginning the day by fun, hands-on activities to get to know each other, the girls soon dove into the design thinking process, led by the fabulous design service experts Marina Terteryan and g4g Founder, Melissa Rancourt! Next up – the research and ideating process! Each group was given a different & relatable persona to explore in order to understand different financial situations. By the end of the day, each of the ten groups built a unique solution to the problem before them – and they quickly found engaging ways to make their idea come to life! The girls came up with a wide range of prototypes – from apps designed to ease the process of saving money to organisations aimed at making it easy to address financial concerns – and all with teamwork, ingenuity, and creativity!
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Thank you to all our inspiring judges – AIG Director Vicky Churcher, Southbank Senior Programmer, Domino Pateman, quantum ballerina Merritt Mooree, Physics PhD candidate Jess Wade, and our founder and entrepreneur, Melissa! A special thank you to all the AIG volunteers that came out to support and mentor the girls – your leadership and engagement was inspiring - as well as our fabulous project lead from AIG, Sarah Davies!