At Creative Women’s Circle we know the work women do is valuable and deserves recognition. And not only the paid type, it is also all those unpaid hours which need to be celebrated and championed – whether raising a family, volunteering for a good cause or contributing hours to the creative community.Read More
Last week we shared our three winning submissions for our new membership cards. We were overwhelmed by the amazing response. The sheer number of quality entries which made it very hard for our judges on the CWC Board to narrow down. We therefore thought it only fitting to also share the work of our other finalists for everyone to enjoy.
We were blown away not only by the number of submissions we received, but also the wide range of styles of work! The backgrounds and professions of those who submitted perfectly sums up why CWC is so special, bringing together talented creative ladies across a diverse range of fields, from graphic designers, artists and illustrators to interior designers, architects and textile designers.
Scroll on down to check out their amazing work. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We are so proud of you all!
So we are now excited to unveil the winning designs, as voted in a secret ballot by the CWC board. These designs will be featured on new members cards sent out to all new members from early in the new year. Each of our board members said choosing their favourites was one of their toughest responsibilities yet! Next time, we think we will share the load and ask our members and followers to share!
There were so many diverse and excellent entries. Stay tuned for a post next week sharing the other finalists!
Claire Ritchie, print design and illustration.
For the last few years, we've been fortunate to have had a wonderful array of talented, creative ladies on our team as bloggers.
Writers, designers, artists, small business experts... The one common thread amongst our bloggers - past and present - is their passion for sharing what they know with the wider creative community and their desire to meet lots of inspiring women and creative minds in the process. Their contributions have made the CWC website what it is - a rich and robust source of information and information for women in creative businesses. I can't thank them enough for the expertise they have shared and the time and thought they put in to their posts.
As we beginning preparing for 2017 (gulp!), we're on the lookout for a few new voices to add to the current blog contributor team. We would especially love to hear from people who enjoy writing interviews, studio tours and 'how to' posts. All bloggers are paid $50 per post.
If you'd like to join our team, email Emma with a introductory email and links to your own blog/social media to start the conversation.
It's been an invigorating, inspiring and emotional journey since Creative Women's Circle officially incorporated last July. Since that time, our hugely talented Board and sub-committees have not only continued to run CWC in its usual professional fashion (hosting events nationwide, writing blogs, running programs and more), but they have worked tirelessly to underpin our organisation with a clear set of values, policies and processes to ensure CWC continues to support, connect, and champion women in the creative industries, now and into the future. Join us as we present to you - our Members and the wider creative community - what CWC has accomplished over the last twelve months at our very first Annual General Meeting (AGM), and help us vote in our Board for 2016/2017.
Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the members of Creative Women’s Circle Association Inc (“CWC”) (Registration No A0091653N):
Time: 1pm for 1.15pm start (end approx. 4pm) Date: Saturday 6 August 2016 Venue: Frankie & Swiss, Ground Floor, 199 Toorak Rd South Yarra, Victoria 3141 (entry via Claremont St) Cost: Free (drinks & nibbles provided) Note: Members and non-Members are welcome to attend, however only current CWC Members are eligible to nominate for Board positions and cast a vote on any resolutions (like who will be on the Board next year). RSVP: For catering purposes, please RSVP by Thursday 4 August and email us if you have any special dietary requirements.
So what exactly happens at an AGM?
- First, there'll be Tess McCabe, CWC President’s, welcome address;
- Then it's on to 'ordinary business' (a.k.a. presentations on our activity & achievements this year from our current Board and sub-committee members; details on our financials; nominating and voting of the next Board; and confirming our membership fees); and
- After all of that, time for catching up over drinks and nibbles.
If you’d like to nominate for a position on the Board or as a Volunteer of CWC, please contact Yasmin Naghavi outlining your professional background and what you feel you can contribute to the CWC in 2016/2017 and beyond, or to request more information.
Voting in person
If you wish to attend and vote in person at this special general meeting, please RSVP here by 4 August 2016.
Voting by proxy
Any current CWC member entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting may appoint a fellow member of Creative Women’s Circle Association Inc to attend and vote as the member’s proxy.
(Proxy forms sent by post or electronically are of no effect unless they are received by CWC no later than 24 hours before the commencement of the Meeting.)
If you are unsure about your current CWC Membership status, if it has recently expired, or if you have any queries regarding your status, please email Membership Manager Phoebe Miller.