Celebrating bold, creative women

International Women’s Day 2017

Brittany Jezouit
Mar 7, 2017 · 5 min read

The annual International Women’s Day celebration is a way to keep gender equality front of mind for everyone, across the globe.

Ideas from creative women

UX designer Danya Azzapardi on hackathons

“The hackathon is a powerful tool for disruption and reimagination. It provides an excellent opportunity to network with talented individuals. A hack can be geared at anything — tackling specific problems, empowering certain groups of people, improving a particular business or driving positive social change, or simply providing an opportunity for people from different walks of life to come together to work and achieve.”

Software engineer Aimee Lucido on diversity at Uber and in tech

On some level, we realize sexism exists. We realize racism, agism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc etc etc exists, but until it hits in our backyard, it’s hard to internalize it.

Engineer Samantha Black on running remote teams

There may never be the perfect tool for your remote team, but having good tools is a crucial part of growing a successful remote team. New tools are being released every day, and even the ones mentioned above are evolving rapidly.

Community manager Erica McGillivray on planning a community

Every brand has a story. Every brand has a reason it was founded other than making a profit. Inside this story, a light can shine on why people feel affinity for your brand. If you don’t know the lore, time to meet with someone who does. These stories explain a company’s greater purpose and can give deep insight into everything from what your community will solidify around to how you might deal with moderation.

Venture capitalist Tiffany Zhong on being a 19-year-old VC

Have strong opinions, weakly held. Have thick skin and be fearless.Jump into Twitter conversations where you feel like you don’t belong, ask questions even if you think they’re stupid, generously give your ideas to others, share unique perspectives on topics, have conviction, and express your thoughts even if they may be wrong.

Designer Lisa Campana on being head of design at MOO

Design is about working with people and helping to improve the way people interact with and view the world. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing people on some really game changing projects and those challenges kept me inspired.

UX designer Havana Nguyen on speaking up at meetings

Now, I do believe there is some gender bias in the workplace but sometimes, women do things that also hold themselves back. The majority of women I know tend to be a bit more cautious, calculating, and agreeable. While I think that those are good qualities, it also can make women appear less knowledgeable or less of a leader.

Designer Debbie Millman on launching a successful podcast

I have a hard time taking no for an answer. I often ask more than once for something, even if I’ve been turned down. I will ask a different way, or wait a bit of time before asking again or find a more creative way of manifesting a YES.

We asked around at Envato: What would the world stepping up to take bold action look like to you?

This article was originally published on the Envato blog.

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