In celebration of Women’s History Month, this blog is dedicated to women creatives, designers, artists and entrepreneurs who we admire.
What is Women’s History Month? Proclaimed in Canada in 1992, Women’s History Month was created to give Canadians an opportunity to learn about the important contributions of women and girls to our society. Every March, we highlight and celebrate women in our communities who have made a great impact in history and contemporary society.
Source: National Women’s History Museum (https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month)
The trend of celebrating Women’s History Month in March is based around International Women’s Day, which takes place every year on March 8th. Until 1987, there was only a National Women’s Week based around the day, until the United States Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month” and prompting the rest of the world, including Canada, to follow the movement.
In the spirit of celebrating this important month, we are recognizing some of the women creatives, designers, artists and entrepreneurs that we admire:
Tina is a Swiss designer based out of Brooklyn, New York, and is best known for founding the swississ design blog and studio! She is also the founder of Friends Work Here, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux and Tattly.
“Tina Roth-Eisenberg is a personal hero to me as a creative entrepreneur and business founder. I stumbled upon her amazing curated swissmiss newsletter and I was instantly hooked on everything she creates. CreativeMornings, Tattly, and (my personal favourite to do list) TeuxDeux? The fun never ends. She is an inspiring genius who makes magic with everything she does.” – Kelsey
Based out of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Erin Wallis is a photographer with a focus on weddings and family portraits that take her all over the West Coast.
“Erin Wallis has been a photography inspiration to me since before I can remember. Her timeless photography style, expert attention to detail and beautiful composition inspires me continuously!” – Yolanda
Lisa Hanawalt is an American illustrator, writer, and cartoonist. She has published a number of comic series, as well as three books of illustrations and has also worked as the production designer and a producer of the Netflix animated series ‘BoJack Horseman’.
“Lisa Hanawalt is a big inspiration to me as an artist. Her art style is colourful, bold, and bizarre which is right up my alley. I really look up to her work!” – Megan
Based out of Sydney, Australia, Sha’an d’Anthes is an illustrator, artist and author specializing in watercolour paint pieces, with work varying from simple prints, to large murals and children’s books.
“Sha’an is an inspiration to me because she’s a fantastic artist, specializing in a medium I’ve always been drawn to. Her work is simple and fun and the colour palettes she chooses for her pieces are beautiful. Being an artist and designer, her work is something I’ve always looked up to.” – Emma
Do you have a favourite female illustrator, author, influencer, photographer or creative? We want to hear about them! Share yours in the comments below.