A gender equality summit is being held to give girls a boost across the workforce.

Girledworld, an educational start up striving to close the gender gap, is featuring workshops and female speakers from a range of innovation and entrepreneurship backgrounds to inspire school girls to succeed in the future as part of the event.

Co-Founder Madeleine Grummet said this event will help girls to become more secure as leaders.

“We’ve designed an event that will inspire and educate girls by teaching them new skills and connecting them with inspiring female trailblazers in the innovation, entrepreneurship and STEM sectors,” she said.

The event, backed by the Victorian Government, will largely focus on careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and also hold sessions on entrepreneurship, software development and user experience design.

Attendees will hear speeches from global female leaders, such as mechanical engineer Yassmin Abdel-Mageid, and local start up founders from companies such as Airbnb, IBM and MYOB.

The Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said the State Government is proud to support the summit, as well as a range of other initiatives that engage, encourage and inspire young women for their future.

“We’re encouraging girls to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to start the innovative businesses that will fire our future economy and create our future jobs.”

The event will be held at the University of Melbourne from 24 – 25th June.