A ground-breaking new virtual service bringing career advice for girls into the 21st Century

BREAKING NEWS:

Tesserent announces UNIQ YOU partnership to encourage Gen Z girls into cybersecurity careers

A message from our CEO

UNIQ YOU CEO Tanya Meessmann has spent the past 3 years providing on-site work exposure for over 450 high school girls, their educators and parents through her social enterprise Girl Shaped Flames, and believes bringing secondary school career advice into the 21st Century is key.

Our Foundational Partners

Through their support of UNIQ YOU the following partners have shown enormous commitment to the young women of Australia and their educators while recognising the important role their female staff play in inspiring and educating the next generation.

UNIQ YOU is a groundbreaking service and online platform that directly connects high school girls and their Guidance and Career Officers with women in industries and roles currently under-represented by women for career pathway education and advice through cutting-edge technology tools.

HOW IT WORKS

Girls discover unique and interesting roles and pathways through the UNIQ YOU website and video content, featuring our partners' industry, company and female staff.

UNIQ YOU provide a thorough onboarding process for female staff (Advisors) to maximise their impact.

Career Officers book a 30 minute live UNIQ YOU video call with a Female Advisor for themselves and their student

Insights from our Company Directors

PLANNED 12 MTH LAUNCH REACH & IMPACT

30+ SECONDARY SCHOOLS & OVER 600 STUDENTS

100+ FEMALE ADVISORS ACROSS 20 COMPANIES

OVER 300 HOURS OF VIDEO CALLS

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Official Tech Partner

Skedulo creates cloud-based software to allow any company in any industry to schedule, manage, engage, and analyse their deskless workforce. With offices in Australia, UK, USA and Vietnam, the company has been ranked number one in the G2 Field Service Management Relationship Index for 12 quarters in a row.

Engage Gen Z

UNIQ YOU has been designed with GenZ girls in mind. It works becuase it: 

  • Engages Gen Z earlier, during Grades 9-12
  • In a way that resonates with them through authentic, engaging 1:1 calls whereby the content is driven by them
  • Providing a breadth of real-time information by speaking with women working in these roles and industries right now
  • Seeks to understand the true barriers through Gen Z’s lens through regular feedback surveys

Educate the Educators

UNIQ YOU’s method of engaging and informing educators is: 

  • Faster: Exponentially speeding up the education of each educator, attending 30+ calls each year across 10 industries and a variety of roles

  • More current: Real-world connection ensures information is relevant and up to date

  • More useful: Richer and more motivating insights than can be gleaned from traditional career information means.

Support from Educators

INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY

A Scalable Solution

With over 9000 secondary schools across Australia and key industries still seeing only 1-5% gender diversity growth YOY, the secondary-school career pathway pipeline needs a significantly scalable model to increase the pace of change.

Regional/Remote Impact

Recent rapid technology adoption within both the education sector and wider industries has created the perfect opportunity to break down the geographic, socio-economic and cultural barriers that exist between girls and their access to a wide variety of inspiring, but under-represented role models.

Indigenous Engagement

UNIQ YOU is committed to the representation and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women as well as culturally and linguistically diverse stakeholders and beneficiaries.

GENERATING POWERFUL DATA

The data captured through the interactive design of UNIQ YOU’s service provides HR departments rich, current and relevant insights into key barriers to entry facing young women entering their industry or workforce.

It is anticipated over 10,000 pieces of qualitative and quatitative data will be gathered in the first year of operation.

With this data, companies, government and other stakeholders are able to:

FEEDER SYSTEM INTO EXISTING EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMS

The large scale, accessibility and engagement UNIQ YOU will be able to achieve within the education sector and individual students provides an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with existing ‘silo’ initiatives to act as a feeder-system into their activities.

BECOME A PARTICIPATING FOUNDATIONAL SPONSOR

  • Create a better-informed pathway to your organisation
  • See an increase in girls discovering your sector
  • Support your organisation’s D&I agenda and targets
  • An increase in job satisfaction and retention for women in your organisation
  • Contribute to  collaboration and understanding between industry and education

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TANYA MEESSMANN

CEO Girl Shaped Flames

SARAH ZELJKO

Non Executive Director

MATT
LEE

CEO OACIS

KRISTEN PODAGIEL

Non Executive Director

ADVISORY BOARD

SARAH PEARSON

Deputy Director General Innovation & Tourism

MARK BRECKENRIDGE

President QLD Secondary Principals Association

FAITH
REES

CEO Six Pivot &
Cloud CTRL

AMELIA EVANS

CFO Queensland Airports Limited