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Brisbane // International Women’s Day 2019

What a HUGE week we have had celebrating International Women’s Day 2019!

Our Director is a member of Zonta International Club of Brisbane City Heart and last Friday we organised a fabulous luncheon at Rydges South Bank for almost 120 people! In her role on the Club’s PR Committee, Salt Design was called in to action to design and produce all of the promotional and event collateral.

Collateral included: invitation, Trybooking site design, social media promotion, menus, programmes, posters, placecards, name badges…

Designing and producing resources for an event is a specialised requirement – as there is a deadline which HAS to be met!

Planning such an event calls for a collaboration of many people with many talents – organising guest speakers, venues, invitations, promotional resources, social media posts, raffle prizes and nominating a fundraising recipient (FUEL Girl Shaped Flames) to name but a few.

We are so very proud of the contribution we made to the event’s success! We provided our guests with an experience which ticked every box – quality venue, superb food and service, entertaining speaker, educational cause and enlightening about our Club. Most of all, Friday’s event was a celebration of women coming together to celebrate who we are and what great things we can do together!

We were able to show just how an event can be planned, coordinated, designed, and produced. Salt Design collaborated closely with event coordinator – Kim Kee of KBS Events. Kim’s coordination of our Guest Speaker Julie Cross was GOLD (or should that be glitter!). Julie was truly the perfect speaker for the event – engaging, fun, provoking and thoroughly entertaining!

Salt Design has worked with a number of event coordinators for many events and conferences. Kim would have to be one of, if not THE most efficient, thoughtful, dynamic professional we have ever worked with. We placed our full trust in her expertise. Kim, in return, provided our team with support, advice, collaborative ideas and made herself available whenever we needed her advice.

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Images via: Salt Design, Julie Cross, KBS Events.

More powerful together

Amazing, enlightening and empowering Business Chicks breakfast event as part of #IWD2019.

Insightful, engaging and challenging speakers all with a common message – that together we can achieve so much more! That no matter where we are in our careers, no matter what the challenges we may face in our lives and regardless of the obstacles we may find between us and our goals – with the support of others, by drawing strength from our friends, our peers and our supporters – we can achieve great things.

Amna Karra Hassan: Let’s get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Let’s be real and authentic.

Sam Bloom: We should not take for granted the gift of today; never underestimate our abilities and learn to accept the help of those who love us (especially small feathery ones!)

Anne Summers: Let’s celebrate the achievements of those strong women who have come before us. Let’s build and grow from those wins and take new bolder steps toward gender equality.

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International Women’s Day 2019 – #BalanceforBetter

The concept of ‘balance’ is core to achieving gender equality. We acknowledge that right now in our society there is an imbalance. But how do we change this? What can we do to achieve the goal of a more balanced, fair and equitable role for all women in society – in business and in our communities?

Perhaps understanding the principles of balance in design, and applying these same principles to our lives, could provide us with a guide to how we can progress toward achieving Balance for Better.

A balanced composition feels right. It feels stable and aesthetically pleasing. While some of its elements might be focal points and attract your eye, no one area of the composition draws your eye so much that you can’t see the other areas.1

We need to recognise each other for our unique capabilities. We can provide a safe, open and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and accepted for who they are. We can also provide support and direction when held is needed. And we must reward individuals equally on merit.

Balancing a composition involves arranging both positive elements and negative space in such a way that no one area of the design overpowers other areas.1

Let’s recognise and celebrate our differences. Let’s relish in our uniqueness. Let’s understand that personalty is an individual characteristic that’s not gender-related. Let’s appreciate not only our difference in gender – but the differences that come with age, culture and experience.

Everything works together and fits together in a seamless whole. The individual parts contribute to their sum but don’t try to become the sum.1

When we collaborate and share ideas, the result is so much richer! Being equal should not be interpreted as ‘being the same’. Let’s embrace our differences and relish in the possibilities of coming together to be a better humanity. [Now join hands and let’s sing “Kumbaya!”]

It’s a huge topic and a massive task to change attitudes that have been entrenched in our society for many generations. We are a small studio of five individuals. But we still can have an effect…

  • We can be aware, we can share our ideas and opinions openly.
  • We can provide a safe, open and inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and accepted for who they are.
  • We can celebrate creativity and innovation and praise a job well done!
  • We can conduct ourselves in both business and our personal lives in a fair and equitable manner.
  • AND we can make positive changes that take us closer toward achieving a balance for better.

All of this is possible – regardless of gender.

 

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Reference 1. Smashing Magazine