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It's an International Women's Day special, and in this issue you'll find women, women and some more women… 

Banner power

There is a long history of banners being used to protest, to unite and evoke a feeling of solidarity and power. Historically they were often decorative, they were usually sewn, and sometimes even quilted, appliqued, fringed and beaded. They are ornately powerful visual communcations and I love them, so here are some examples made by women up and down the UK celebrating 100 years of suffrage… . see some amazing examples here
See Red
See Red Women's Workshop were a feminist poster collective who understood the power of pictures to influence change and to communicate the fight for equality. Their collection of posters from 1974-1990 are reproduced in one of my favourite books from the last few years and I seriously recommend you add it to your birthday list… find the full set of posters here
Visualising the data
Women’s full and equal participation in all facets of society is a fundamental human right. Yet, around the world, from politics to entertainment to the workplace, women and girls are largely underrepresented… From Academy Awards to CEOs, grit your teeth and delve into this set of visualisations showing just how far there is to go… See more here
Taxes
If you're a regular reader of the Visual Edit you'll know that I'm a fan of hand drawn infographics, and not coincidentally a big fan of Mona Chalabi's work. Here's a perfect example of her irreverent look at the issues that catch her eye. You can check out more of her work over at her instagram account.
Invisible women
Inspired by Caroline Criado Perez's bestselling book: Invisible Women, Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men , Tatty Devine in the UK have created this necklace with £3 from every purchase going to the Fawcett Society. See more of the collection here

She Can 365

Starting on International Women's Day 2019 the team at SheCan365 interviewed one female entrepreneur each day, and over the last year has been sharing those stories, each only 365 words long, with the world. My story featured on day 365 and you can read it here along with 364 other short stories of women in business

Pageant on Paper

Finally I want to share a project that is seeking to celebrate the lives of great women past and present. Eleanor Field and Laura Cordery have created a 9m long participatory drawing of women and they'd like your support on kickstarter to help turn the drawing into an interactive website so that this visual record can keep growing. I'll be meeting with Eleanor and Laura today (International Women's Day) to find out more about the project and add a drawing of my own . . Support the project

Graphic Change Academy
If you want to be a visual champion at work then you're gonig to like the mini courses in our Visual Business School. Coming soon. Check it out.

Draw a Better Business
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