Resources for Creative Women
It’s always the case that when you become interested in something, you suddenly begin to notice it everywhere. Ever since I started Broads Down Under I’ve stumbled across so many great links and resources for creative women and bridging the gap between gender inequality. It seemed rude not to share them, so here’s a mash of things I’ve found particularly interesting.
Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
Rashma Saujani speaking on how we're raising girls to be perfect, and we're raising boys to be brave. I’m quickly realising that how we behave and interact as women has so much to do with how we are brought up by society. As the founder of Girls Who Code, Rashma has taken up the charge to socialise young girls to take risks and learn to program—two skills they need to move society forward.
Design Matters with Su Mathews Hale
Su is the 5th female President of AIGA (in it’s 100+ year history) and general boss lady in the world of design and business. I love this podcast where she talks about women of influence, highlighting them within the industry and cultivating awareness of gender-related issues.
Design Matters with Caroline Paul
She’s a writer and adventurer who has experienced perhaps a few too many near-death experiences. Caroline is not a designer but an inspiration to women of all ages and occupations. I this podcast she talks about not avoiding troublesome situations due to fear, but navigating through them by accessing your bravery.
The CEO of Nasty Girl tells the real story of how she started a multi-million dollar company from the ground up. This is the bible for any aspiring #girlboss.
A smart magazine for women—or in my opinion—a smart magazine about women for men and women. It’s one of the few magazines I read cover to cover.
A fabulous magazine for modern women of style and purpose. Profiling actresses, musicians, writers and more.
The Gutsy Girl
After listening to the Caroline Paul podcast mentioned above, I immediately bought her book to read more on the stories and subjects she touched on. It’s a New York Best Seller and although I’m only a few pages in, I’m starting to understand why.
The Ladies Network
In their own words, The Ladies Network is a multi-platform agency for female creatives. They organise events that support and recognise the creative contribution of women in the areas of art, music, business and design.
Women of Graphic Design
A project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions.
Ladies, bookmark the shit out of this! I’d set it as my desktop screen saver if it was better looking. SO many great resources on this website teaching you skills like negotiating contracts, asking for a raise and how to say no.
Ladies, Wine & Design
A salon night held monthly to wine, dine, and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Started by Jessica Walsh in New York, there are now many chapters happening around the world—so check it out! I’ll be attending one in Berlin next month and am really looking forward to it.
An un-conference for creative women being held in Sydney as part of the Vivid festival. I would definitely be attending if I was in Australia.
An annual conference in LA aimed at gathering and equiping creative women to use their passion, strengths, and influence to serve the greater good.