15 MARCH

 
 
 
This week's WCW: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who’s the closest thing to a feminist rockstar I’ve encountered yet. Photographed by Stephen Voss for The Guardian.

This week's WCW: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who’s the closest thing to a feminist rockstar I’ve encountered yet. Photographed by Stephen Voss for The Guardian.

I’m still floating on the wave of positivity and good vibes stirred up by all of the incredible things that happened to mark International Women’s Day last week - so in the spirit of sharing the love, I’ve included a few of the best bits in this week’s mailing (including a recap of our sold out Women’s Day Party!).

Also: details on the next Women Who event below - see you there.

Until next week,

 

INSPIRATION INFORMATION

First up – time to get your affairs in order. Next Tuesday I’m hosting a Women Who masterclass with intellectual property lawyer Amanda McDowall (Trade Mark Attorney at Olswang LLP) and accountant Kate Levy (Head of Creative Businesses at Wilson Wright LLP), who’ll be covering the need-to-know basics of getting your business up and running from a legal and accounting perspective. If you’ve got a side hustle, or are thinking of setting up your own business, this one’s for you – think of it as Business 101 for creatives. Get your tickets here.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, my personal IWD highlight was the 170-strong (!) Women Who x Kelly Anna party we threw at Mother London’s gorgeous event space last Wednesday evening. Cocktails + free NikeWomen totes x a print design workshop = a f*cking brilliant night, if I may say so myself. Plus, cocktail maestro Missy Flynn has very sweetly shared the recipes for the zingy cocktails she whipped up with us, so you can make every day International Women’s Day (as it should be!). Click through forphotos, recipes, and aftercare instructions for your WW x KA t-shirts.

Another recap, this time for those of you who missed out on our Thinking About Design event with Camille Walala, Sarah Boris, and Jenny Brewer at the Ace Hotel a few weeks ago. I’ve summarised their top tips for building a successful creative career over on the Women Who blog, alongside a few snaps from the evening (because a view that gorgeous deserves a few photos, right?).

One of the most interesting things I’ve read recently is this article analysing the convergence of creativity and entrepreneurship, and what that means for the average working person. Read on for “business advice for the creative class, and creative advice for the business class”.
 
Singer Kelela’s smooth RnB grooves are very often the soundtrack to my working days, and I love this New York Times profile of her by the equally impressive writer Jenna Wortham. 

Spending hours hunched over your laptop everyday is a sure-fire route to back problems, so try a few of these Coveteur-approved yoga moves before bedtime to save yourself a trip to the osteopath.

Maybe you’ve missed a critical deadline, or you’ve (somehow) accidentally included someone on an email they really shouldn’t be on – everyone makes mistakes at work. This article on how to recover gracefully is spot on, so read it, memorise it, and bounce back from your f*ck-ups with style and grace.

It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, so I was thrilled to be able to witness her greatness in person as part of the WOW Festival last weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to watch her in conversation with editor and literary critic Ella Wakatam Allfrey on Saturday night, you can still watch their conversation in fullthanks to the Guardian.
 
This year International Women’s Day also coincided with a global women’s strike, with women (and men) around the world downing tools as part of a push for greater gender equality. This photo series showcasing New Yorkers explaining their reasons for participating in the strike action is inspiring and sobering in equal measure.

And finally, a reminder: I’ll be talking about dealing with imposter syndrome as part of a panel discussion at General Assembly this evening, and tickets are FREE – all you’ve gotta do is RSVP.