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    Join the CWC Board of Directors!


    Hey everyone – great news. After a unanimous decision to incorporate CWC into a registered non-profit association (thanks to all the Members who placed their vote!), we’re now ready to build our Board of Directors and push CWC into an exciting new era!

    To kick things off, we’re holding our first Board meeting from 10am-4pm on Saturday 1 August 2015 in Melbourne. We’d love as many Members as possible to attend and help us plan a roadmap for CWC going forward.

    If you’re enthusiastic about CWC and building it into an even better organisation for creative women across the country, and want to be a part of the Board of Directors, we’d love you to come along. Women from all industries (especially marketing, comms, graphic design, web design, small business management, admin, social media, PR, event coordination) and with all sorts of skill sets will be welcomed with open arms!

    For more info, and to register your interesting in attending the meeting on 1 August, email Tess at admin @ creativewomenscircle.com.au by 22 July 2015 and tell us a little about yourself, your background, and what you think you could bring to the CWC Board.

    Interstate members or those unable to attend but who want to be involved, please get in touch as well :)

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    Vote for the future of CWC



    As you may well know, Creative Women’s Circle (CWC) has been independently run for over 10 years, the majority of that time by myself, Tess McCabe, with the assistance of a host of talented creative women across Australia contributing to the running of our events and blog.

    Over that time CWC’s presence and importance to the Australian creative community has grown, as has its official Membership database.

    Now, to ensure the sustainability of CWC and its continued growth into the future, the time is right for the structure of CWC to change from a largely ‘one-woman’-run micro-business, to a registered incorporated association.

    What does that mean for CWC?

    An incorporated association structure will allow Members to be more involved in the future direction of CWC and how it can best serve their needs via our events, website, Member services and more. Profits from CWC will continue to go back into the organisation to fund it, and the association structure will also make CWC better placed to apply for funding for special programs and projects to benefit Members.

    Who will run CWC?

    The association will utilise the skills, experience and enthusiasm of a Board of dedicated creative women to steer CWC into the future. This Board will ensure the sustainability of CWC as an entity that serves its Members and the creative community as a whole. All current CWC Members will have the opportunity to volunteer to be a board member once the registration and incorporation process is complete.

    What can I do to help?

    To start this exciting new chapter, we are asking all current CWC Members to vote to incorporate CWC. With the majority of you supporting this decision we can begin the formal process of becoming a registered non-profit association.

    Please review the proposed ‘model rules’* of the association, LOG IN, and cast your vote to incorporate CWC here. (Votes are due by 18 June 2015. VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU!)

    Thanks for your support as we take this big step together!

    Tess McCabe

    P.S. If you’re not currently a Member but would like to vote, you can join here.

    *The Model Rules are a standard set of guidelines for registered associations, set out by Consumer Affairs Victoria. Questions can be directed to admin@creativewomenscircle.com.au, or you can find out more at www.consumer.vic.gov.au.

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    Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law – pre-order now!


    Today is the day, ladies! The HIGHLY anticipated Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law by lawyer and former CWC speaker Sharon Givoni is finally available to order.

    What a massive project this has been and you – the CWC audience – have been overwhelmingly supportive throughout the whole process.

    I’m excited to share with you here some images from within the book, featuring the works of many female creatives such as Hours After, Fromage La Rue, The Gently Unfurling Sneak, The Bell Jar, Nancybird, Marnie Hawson. In fact, there are over 140 images by local creatives within the book, which makes it as much a delight to look at as it is informative to read.





    Much more detail about what is inside this 560-page tome can be found at the Creative Minds website, and for a little more insight into how it all came together, you can check us out on The Design Files today… thanks Lucy and Lisa for the feature!

    The book is available to pre-order through our shop from today, and copies will be posted out from 9 April 2015. Join our mailing list or stay tuned to our social media for details of the upcoming book launch too – you’re all invited!

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    High Five launches just in time for International Women’s Day 2015


    To coincide with International Women’s Day (this Sunday, 8 March!), we’ve launched a new page on our website: High Five.

    It’s aim is to become a directory of guilds, associations, non-profits and other informal collectives that support, advocate for and promote the work of women in specific creative industries. We’re starting small, and in the directory it you will find details about Parlour, which discusses issues and promotes women in Australian architecture; Women of Graphic Design, an international project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions; LISTEN, which exists to spark and cultivate a conversation around women’s experiences in Australian music; and others.

    Check out the directory here and help us grow it by suggesting other industry-specific organisations aimed at promoting the work of women and inspiring debate about gender equality.

    And don’t forget to show the world how you are celebrating International Women’s Day 2015 this weekend via your social media – hashtags include #seemejoinme and #iwd2015.

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