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Changemaker challengE

Use your voice and talent to make change happen through creating a solution proposal to address a challenge young women face today and get coaching from professionals. Registration is open.


Welcome to the 2023-2024 Be Bold Girls Changemaker Challenge 

This registration must be submitted by an Adult Team Lead on behalf of their student members on the team.  

If you are a student looking to register for this competition please request your parent, legal guardian, educator or club sponsor aged over 18 register you or your team on your behalf. 

Registration deadline is February 24, 2024.


We require a minimum of one student and a maximum of 6 students for each team.  All teams must have at least one team member available to present in-person in Redmond, WA or virtually on Changemaker Challenge Pitch Day, March 9, 2024. 

By submitting this form, you provide consent on behalf of all your team members to the Be Bold Girls Team to use your team's submission content for communication and promotion purposes.  

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Changemaker Challenge Team Registration Deadline


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Changemaker Challenge Pitch Submission Deadline

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Changemaker Challenge Pitch Day


challenge overview

You will be required to present your Changemaker Challenge pitch with your team in-person on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington, or virtually on March 9, 2023. 

Your team must be registered on by your adult leader (parent, guardian, educator, club sponsor) no later than midnight PST on February 24th.

Each team will be composed of at least one member and no more than 6 members to qualify. All team members must be 7th to 12th graders. 

Each team will be required to design and present a solution addressing an issue impacting young women and girls. 

The team will research their target audience and then propose a solution design to bring to market/community/school that will address a problem impacting young women and girls. They must explain why, based on the research, they believe this solution has potential and describe the impact they expect it to have. 

All The presented solutions will be evaluated by a panel of professional experts. The design proposed should either be a new solution or improve on an existing solution. 


presentation guidelines

All participating teams will be required to prepare a pitch presentation consisting of 5 minutes to pitch your idea plus 5 minutes to answer questions and receive feedback from the panel.  Teams may use any format they wish e.g. video, PowerPoint, demonstration, or other format. Teams are required to submit all pitch materials to by 11:59PM Pacific Time on March 3, 2024. 

Each team will be invited to present their solution on Changemaker Challenge Pitch Day, March 9, 2024.

All presentations must include: 

  • A description and name of the solution

  • A problem statement and short description of the scale of the problem the solution is designed to solve 

  • Share the approach and key findings of the research conducted by the team to support their proposal

  • How easily it could be implemented

  • Expected impact of the solution on target audience

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Presentation Evaluation & Awards

A panel of professional experts will evaluate each teams solution design presentation on Changemaker Pitch Day: March 9th, 2024 using the rubric criteria below. 

All participants will be awarded a Changemaker Challenge Certificate and digital badge. There will also be special awards recognizing best in class on the day. 

Design Solution Evaluation Criteria 

Criterion Low (1 point) Medium (2 points) High (3 points)  


In what ways did you show depth of understanding of the problem?  How clear is the problem statement? 

Low = 1 : Minimal understanding of the issue, lacks clarity and problem statement is ill-defined

Medium = 2  : The problem statement is relatively clear and understandable 

High = 3  : Demonstrates depth of understanding of the problem, clearly defined and easy to understand


How does this explanation show depth of understanding? How much of your research is shown in this explanation? Is this explanation easy to understand? Does this explanation correctly portray the scale of the need?

Low = 1 : Lacks thorough research, or logical approach and minimal findings 

Medium = 2  : The information on the target audience is sufficient but not deep

High = 3  : Thorough insights, data clearly presented/stated. Well researched


Is your entry original? How is it different from others? What stands out? 

Low = 1 : Lacks innovative thinking and originality when compared to other solutions available  

Medium = 2  : Some innovative thinking but may lack originality i.e., overlap with existing solutions

High = 3  : The idea expresses strong innovative thinking - either a new solution or strong improvement to existing solution


What effect will your solution have on young girls? How will it benefit them? Will it be able to help solve that issue? Will young girls be willing to use this solution?

Low = 1 : Lacks clear impact or benefit 

Medium = 2  : Impact and benefits as described meet expectations 

High = 3  : Appeal, impact, and benefits exceed expectations 


How clearly was the problem and solution presented? Was it well articulated?  Easy to understand?

Low = 1 : Difficulty in presenting idea, missing elements of presentation 

Medium = 2  : Presentation delivery lacks some clarity and organization and is moderately creative 

High = 3  : Delivery is clear, well organized, and in presented in a creative manner 

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