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1. Good to watch: If you haven’t seen this video on how social media affects our self-esteem - then you must watch, so well made: https://bit.ly/2Ie6idk

2. Good to know: Why we need more visibility for women-led business: https://bit.ly/2fcnJhk

3. Spread the Good News: Do you know any 18-25 year old aspiring journalists? Young Storymakers is seeking out writers, videographers & photojournalists to be part of a programme providing professional skills & opportunities to budding journalists. https://bit.ly/2Y2fNl3

4. Resource: Sky is offering 5 women an opportunity to get their tech project up and running (inc. a £25,000 bursary). Apply here: www.skywomenintechscholars.com/

5. Good Book: Grit by Angela Duckworth - an in depth research into how passion and resilience are the key factors to success.

Adidas London | Women's History Month #SHEBREAKSBARRIERS

For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month Adidas London championed female visibility. They featured women who are working to address equality & representation in sports, music, creative and social industries.

Female Visibility

On social media, Adidas London invited people to nominate women who deserve to be seen and to end Women’s History month Adidas London wanted to spotlight three women on their channel. The campaign was created to shine a light on women to help combat a lack of female visibility in sport, art, music, creativity and more.

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The Power of Community

We were so overwhelmed by the number of nominations we received in such a short space of time and when we found that we were, in fact, one of the three women Adidas London wanted to spotlight it was all down to the power of our community and the people who champion the work we do every day.

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⁣We’re so happy to be part of this campaign and that we get to share it with some of the girls who have been part of our programme - here’s to building up the next generation to confidently be themselves, always have the courage to act and the charisma to inspire us all. Here’s to girls raising their voice, skills and determination to be all that they can and for us to champion and see! ⁣⁣When she sees, she succeeds 🏆

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Visibility is important to us because when we started Sisterhood we were about to graduate as graphic designers and start our careers; however when we sought out women within the industry - there was a serious decline of the number of women actually in the industry (34: 66) compared to the amount who were pursuing it within higher education (70:30) and the more senior positions hardly had many female representatives. Research also showed that this was true of many other career opportunities such as business, engineering, science etc.

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Why raising more visibility for women-led businesses matters

"The fact is women continue to be a rising force in business. They are not only founding more businesses than ever before but doing so at twice the rate of men. According to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014, 200 million women globally have started businesses and by 2022, forecasts suggest that one billion women are set to enter the mainstream economy as employers, producers and entrepreneurs. Yet only 5% of print news stories on the topic of the Economy have a woman as a central focus, and online women aren't fairing any better through traditional media with just 26% of internet news, media and Twitter combined focus on women."

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PHOTOGRAPHY | ANA CUBA

We are proud to have been part of this campaign to combat the lack of female visibility. At Sisterhood, we believe when you raise awareness of women who’ve made a difference to society and celebrating their success ensures there are more role models for girls and women. When she sees, she succeeds!

We believe that every girl should have the opportunity to find her voice and communicate what she cares about confidently and creatively and our job at Sisterhood is to celebrate, champion and get the word out about the positive changes these girls are making using their creativity.

Thank you

We want to say a special thank you to every single person who nominated for us and to the wonderful team at Adidas London and The Digital Fairy for hearing the Sisterhood story. A very special thank you to Hannah Barnett for organising and hosting the shoot at School 21 and a very special thank to The School 21 Sisters it was so much fun to have you at the shoot and catch up on all of the incredible things you are doing. Congratulations to the other nominees we see you and we champion you sisters!

#adidaslondon #adidas #shebreaksbarriers #womenshistorymonth #IWD2019 #oursisterhood #london #creativity #socialentreprenuers

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Friday Five

#FridayFive

1. Spread the Good News: Bank of England are offering university scholarships for black students, if you know anyone heading towards further education, please share: https://bit.ly/2TVXr6h

2. Good Project to Know: Izzy Wheels - Izzy and her sister collaborate with artists & designers from all over the world to design colourful, and stylised wheels for those who use wheelchairs - their mission is to add an individual's personality into their wheels: https://bit.ly/2TIsKNE

3. Do Good: Looking to buy products that are good for you and do good at the same time? Indie Foolheea has started Control Change, curating sustainable products. Find them at Fat Macy’s Supper Club in April: www.fatmacys.org/supperclubs

4. Resource: Use Dr.Seuss's strategy to create work: https://bit.ly/2W4dUTR

5. Good Book: Becoming by Michelle Obama - an honest and beautiful depiction of how a fiery little girl from Chicago became the courageous First Lady.

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Izzy Wheels -  https://bit.ly/2TIsKNE



Friday Five

Friday Five

  1. Do Good: Fund Female - an online list of female owned businesses created by Wunderman, to encourage more people to buy and support them.

  2. Period Poverty: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/09/period-poverty-english-schools-philip-hammond

  3. A wonderful curation of people & their thoughts over at Nitch

  4. Good Project to know: Girls Garage, they encourage girls to ‘fear less, build more’

  5. Resource: Creating thoughtful promotion - Creative Independent (a digital resource by Kickstarter publishing how to guides for ‘creative’ people)

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We love this illustration: https://fundfemale.co.uk/

She Broke The Glass Ceiling

What a jagged image we use for women who achieve greatly, defining accomplishment in terms of the barrier rather than the triumph. There she is up where the air is thin, where men still outnumber women, but where the altitude is awesome. Our goal with Firsts, which we will continue to update as new barriers are broken, is for every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to her that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular. See all 46 here

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A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship

Legendary duo Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have been friends for decades. In a raw, tender and wide-ranging conversation hosted by Pat Mitchell, the three discuss longevity, feminism, the differences between male and female friendship, what it means to live well and women's role in future of our planet. "I don't even know what I would do without my women friends," Fonda says. "I exist because I have my women friends."