Sparkling Inspiration: Sophia Rizzo Empowers Grade 8 Students at St Andrews College

Sparkling Inspiration: Sophia Rizzo Empowers Grade 8 Students at St Andrews College

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Sparkling Inspiration: Sophia Rizzo Empowers Grade 8 Students at St Andrews College

Our very own Sophia Rizzo, the unstoppable force behind Glitter Girl, recently had the incredible opportunity to speak at St Andrews College on the Gold Coast, and let’s just say, it was nothing short of magical!

Picture this: a theater filled with eager Grade 8 students, hanging onto Sophia’s every word as she shared her journey from a young dreamer to a successful entrepreneur. Alongside her mother and business mentor, Megan, Sophia captivated the audience with her inspiring message: “You’re never too young to follow your dreams.”

Sophia, who was honoured as the Gold Coast’s Young Woman of the Year, shared the story of how she started Glitter Girl at the tender age of 9, armed with just $2000 and a whole lot of passion. Fast forward to today, and Sophia, at 16, has turned her dream into a thriving business with over 200 stores stocking the range Aus wide.

The students and staff were truly inspired by Sophia and Megan’s journey, and the Q&A session was buzzing with questions about everything from balancing school with business to sourcing suppliers, product development, costs, and social media marketing strategies.

It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to realise that they too can start their own “side-hustle” right now, and Sophia and Megan left them feeling empowered and ready to chase their dreams.

“It was a truly magical moment, filled with laughter, learning, and a renewed sense of possibility. As the event drew to a close, the students left inspired, empowered, and ready to embark on their own glittering adventures.”

Sparkling Inspiration: Sophia Rizzo Empowers Grade 8 Students at St Andrews College

After their captivating presentation, Sophia and Megan were invited to stay and participate in smaller group discussions with the students. As the groups delved deeper into their ideas, Sophia and Megan offered invaluable insights and feedback, nurturing the budding creativity and innovation of each student.

The Innov8 program at St Andrews College proved to be an invaluable experience, providing students with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to thrive in the world of entrepreneurship. By fostering a spirit of innovation and collaboration, this program is truly setting these students up for success.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to St Andrews College for welcoming us with open arms and providing a platform for Sophia and Megan to share their story. Together, we’re spreading sparkly happiness and igniting a passion for possibility in young hearts everywhere.

It was an honor for Sophia and Megan to be a part of such an inspiring initiative, and they left feeling inspired by the passion and creativity of the students they met. Here’s to the next generation of innovators and dreamers, empowered to make their mark on the world!

Until next time, keep shining bright and never stop chasing your dreams!

With love and sparkles,



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Glitter Girl was launched in 2016 by a (then) 9-year-old Aussie girl with a love of all things sparky who dared to dream up a brand that was truly inspiring and magical.

With the goal of sparking joy, providing inspiration, and encouraging creativity while being environmentally mindful, Glitter Girl created a range of ethically sourced and eco-friendly make-up and glitter products for all sparkle lovers.

In a few short years, with the help of family, the Glitter Girl brand has blossomed into a multi-faceted business supplying loose eco glitter, vegan and cruelty free make-up and sparkly accessories to customers all around the world and more than 60 retail stockists across Australia and New Zealand. 

The Glitter Girl ‘Wearable happiness’ fashion range was launched in 2021. As with all her products, Glitter Girl only works with factory partners that uphold sustainable and ethical practices and have globally recognised certifications to ensure Glitter Girl products are made with respect for the environment and in ethical working conditions.

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