#Friday Five | 13.09.2019

Good News

2019 Design of the Year has been announced and we couldn’t be happier that Mona Chalabi is on it (get it, girl!) - https://bit.ly/2kujDon

Do Attend

On 18th September, yours truly (Sisterhood) will be doing a Pecha Kucha with Hidden Women of design, talking all things Social Design - https://bit.ly/2lBuYTq

Good Tips

It’s hard to write a bio about yourself without feeling a bit of imposter syndrome, perhaps this example can help -  https://bit.ly/2kFzrof

Good Project To Know

There are so many quotes on tshirts with girl power just plastered on it but Dazey LA is doing them right, have a look for some delicious t-shirt designs and more - https://www.dazeyla.com/

Good Read

Adam Grant’s list of autumn books covers leadership, behaviour and life - we recommend - https://bit.ly/2lKg0e3


#FridayFive | 06.09.2019

Good Sport

When women support other women the most incredible things happen. Watch the interview at the 2019 US open with Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff where they celebrate and lift each other up. There was one winner but they are both champions.

Good Read

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - Caroline Criado-Perez

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued.

If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.

Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives.


Good Reminder

@makerswomen serving some realness with a dollop of self love and worth!


Good Opportunity

Win a paid commission to design the Guardian’s brand presence at Glastonbury festival 2020. Open for entries until 11 October. The Guardian is hosting a competition for the best new talent in illustration. The prize is an £8,000 commission to create the look and feel for our presence at Glastonbury festival’s 50th anniversary in 2020.

Your work will be judged by a panel of top creative professionals. As well as the commission, the winner will also receive a large framed print by our print partner, RoomFifty.

Read more

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Good Celebration

In 2018 former America’s Next Top Model contestant Khrystyana Kazakova started ‘The Real Catwalk’, a guerrilla-style fashion show in response to Victoria’s Secret lingerie show. A year on, the #theREALcatwalk came back to London for 2019; and GLAMOUR UK joined in. The day was a celebration of every type of person and a testament to power in numbers - walking a runway with 80+ women (and a few men) who all had a different story, was inspiring.

See #theREALcatwalk here



#FridayFive | 30.08.2019

Doing Good

14 year old inventor Allie uses her Youtube channel to inspire girls to make, become problem solvers & inventors.

Do Attend

Know anyone aged 13-22, the Girl Up Summit is being held in London this year - a day filled with talks, workshops & more to equip young girls to be leaders & changemakers!

Good Project To Know

Square Pegs Round Holes by agency Everything Thoughtfully share stories of people behind brands that make the world a better place.


How to get press for your creative work - https://bit.ly/342tW4H

Good Book

Design Attitude by Kamil Michlewski explores some of the key elements design bring to an organisation and how we can learn and apply those.


#FridayFive | 23.08.2019

Doing Good

In this Polish village, girls are being trained for skills traditionally reserved for male villagers such as fire fighting.

Good To Know

New York Times archive on a study on young girls & self-esteem, unfortunately we still have a way to go.


Good Opportunity

Know someone in your community who has created an initiative that has bought joy & inspiration, nominate them for Giff Gaff’s ‘The Community Project’  Nominate them to appreciate their work and give them a helping hand.

Good Project To Know

Design CAN is a movement to really push the boundaries of the creative industry, especially who and how it is represented. With great resources to inform and educate yourself on creating a diverse design field.

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Good Read

This weeks list comes from Barack Obama’s annual Summer Reading List with a special shout out to the collective works of the late & great Toni Morrison.


#FridayFive | 16.08.2019

Doing Good

How 12 teens invented a solar-powered tent for the homeless - https://mashable.com/2017/06/15/diy-girls-solar-powered-tent-homeless/?europe=true

Left to right: Kassandra Salazar, Paulina Martinez, and Paola Valtierra, help DIY Girls Executive Director Evelyn Gomez set up the solar-powered tent.  https://mashable.com/2017/06/15/diy-girls-solar-powered-tent-homeless/?europe=true

Left to right: Kassandra Salazar, Paulina Martinez, and Paola Valtierra, help DIY Girls Executive Director Evelyn Gomez set up the solar-powered tent. https://mashable.com/2017/06/15/diy-girls-solar-powered-tent-homeless/?europe=true

Good Project To Know

"Baby on Board!" Gets a Designer Makeover - Hoop has worked with three inspirational female designers to reimagine the classic pregnancy badge designed to catch even the most stubborn of eyes. https://hoop.co.uk/baby-on-board-badges/

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Good Opportunity

#Merky Books is a collaboration between Stormzy and Penguin Random House, dedicated to amplifying new and under-represented voices. We’re looking for someone to join us and help to find new writers for us to work with now and in the future.


Good Read:

Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens

Writing in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Beth Pickens reminds burgeoning artists that their work is more important now than ever, and advises on fostering creativity, sustaining an innovative practice, and navigating institutional funding as an individual.


Good Design

Back in Spring, Sisterhood spent the day print-making with Mollie Bylett bringing her ideas to life and her dream to fruition of launching a collection of prints inspired by her travels. Mollie recently launched the WMGT Shop, for home and outdoor adventure-based pieces and  together we have been co-creating the pilot collection which includes a series of hand-picked and written quotes by Mollie accompanied by the print-making created at one of our Sisterhood workshops. Take a look here: https://wmgtshop.com/

Read More: https://www.oursisterhood.co.uk/sisterhood-blog/2019/7/15/wheres-mollie-x-sisterhood

Photographer: Mollie Bylett

Photographer: Mollie Bylett

#FridayFive | 26.07.2019

Good News

‘Women and young people can fix any problem’ says nobel laureate Mohammed Yunus and we most definitely agree - https://reut.rs/2GonPh4

Good Listen

If you haven’t heard it already, give your ears a treat with the new Lion King album ‘The gift’ - https://spoti.fi/2JOjvsr


Good Opportunity

One Girl, a charity that is empowering girls through education is looking for a Company Secretary to join their board - https://bit.ly/2ObvfKL

Good Project To Know

Futuregirl Corp who have been curating events for the next generation of female founders is now opened up it’s platform so that anyone can start a local business crew to support, inspire & help each other out - http://worldwide.futuregirlcorp.com/


Good Read

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams tells the story of a 26 year old journalist and her life as she goes through the ups and downs of grappling with relationships, race and mental health.


Where's Mollie x Sisterhood

Sisterhood Studio | Co-Creating a Collection of Prints with Mollie Bylett

Back in Spring, Sisterhood spent the day print-making with Mollie bringing her ideas to life and her dream to fruition of launching a collection of prints inspired by her travels. 

Photography: Mollie Bylett

Photography: Mollie Bylett

Mollie is the adventure travel blogger, photographer, videographer, creative and travel expert behind ‘Where’s Mollie?’.

Photography: Mollie Bylett

Photography: Mollie Bylett

Mollie is the CEO of Where’s Mollie Global Travellers (WMGT), the tour operator she launched in 2017 to give people the chance to join her on bespoke Where’s Mollie adventures.

Mollie recently launched the WMGT Shop, for home and outdoor adventure-based pieces and  together we have been co-creating the pilot collection which includes a series of hand-picked and written quotes by Mollie accompanied by the print-making created at one of our Sisterhood workshops. 

This collaboration with Mollie has been creative, fun and full of passion and energy; Mollie is a creative visionary and we have loved providing the tools and training she needed to turn her ideas into creations! 

The collection launches later this month, and we can't wait to get our hands on one! 

#Friday Five | 12.07.2019

Good News

Have you seen 15 year old Cory Coco Gauff smashing serve after serve at Wimbledon this year - https://bit.ly/2JsAHor


Do Attend

Trailblazers in partnership with Gal-dem are convening some amazing women together for an evening of inspiration on how to blaze a trail for yourself - https://bit.ly/2Y39qB7


Good Project To Know

The Happy Newspaper - a visual newspaper celebrating all that is good in the world - https://thehappynewspaper.com/


Design Questions Library curated by D.School is an online library filled with links and resources to deepen your understanding of design and creativity - https://dlibrary.stanford.edu/questions

Good Read

Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schafer is an exploration into the evolution and triumph of modern female friendships.


#FridayFive | 26.04.2019


Take Part in Fast Company’s Creativity Challenge, it’s 14 days and everyday you will receive a new challenge straight in your inbox: https://bit.ly/2wDV3Fn

Good To Know

If you know of the hugely successful co-working organisation WeWork, it will come as no surprise that they are venturing into education, creating ‘WeGrow’ an education environment created for kids to find their life’s purpose: https://bit.ly/2UOGA6o


Good Project

Aravani Art Project created spaces for people from the transgender community to connect with other communities and cultures in their local neighbourhoods through public art and interventions: aravaniartproject.com/


Gal-Dem Magazine have started an internship programme for those interested in writing, media,events. If you know anyone aged 16-22 go ahead and share! https://bit.ly/2VjbT90


Good Read

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla is a collection of poignant essays that explores what it means to be an ‘immigrant’ and all that comes with it.

#FridayFive | 19.04.2019

Do Attend

SASS (South Asian Sisters Speak) are hosting and evening of creativity based on Meera Syal’s book ‘Life is not all HaHaHeeHee’ (Meera will be there herself, and if anybody has watched Goodness Gracious Me then this is not to be missed) - https://bit.ly/2PczxP3

Good Tips

How to Market Yourself wIthout Marketing Yourself - https://bit.ly/2KNPoFg

Good Project to know

Inhouse Records is a record label based in prisons, working with inmates to develop music and business skills and hold awesome jam sessions - https://www.inhouserecords.org/


Deep Listening = More Creativity - https://adobe.ly/2YJ3V7Y

Good Book

Start With Why by Simon Sinek - for anyone leading on a project or doing their own thing, Simon breaks down how leaders inspire action.


Sisterhood x Yunus&Youth Fellows

We have some good news to share, out of 800 applicants, we have been chosen to be part of Yunus&Youth Fellowship this year and we couldn't be more excited. This means one step further to growing Sisterhood and more opportunities to get involved.



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.



⁣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."

Virgin Media



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


Friday Five


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.


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)


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