Help to shape the look of Women Friendly Leeds

The Leeds Women’s Hub, which launched just over a year ago to give women living and working in Leeds the opportunity to influence decision-making in the city, has been working on a city-wide project that will promote and celebrate women’s rights and opportunities in Leeds.

Women Friendly Leeds will bring together businesses, organisations and individuals to support women and girls to be empowered to participate in decision-making that enables them to lead safe, happy and healthy lives.

There is no other initiative like this anywhere else in the UK. Leeds is the first city to develop a strategy that focuses on including women and girls voices in the decisions that affect them and which promotes gender equality city-wide.

Women Friendly Leeds needs a strong visual identity, which is why Women’s Lives Leeds – the project that coordinates the Hub – has teamed up with local designer Helen Barlow-Scott at One Line Design to develop a brand not only for the new initiative, but also for the Leeds Women and Girls Hub.

But the brands will not be decided by Women’s Lives Leeds and Helen alone, they are running sessions with groups of women and girls all across the city to get their ideas.

Camille Thomas, Women’s Lives Leeds worker who is running the sessions says “These brands need to represent the diversity of women and girls in our city, so the decision on what they will look like can’t be made by just a few women. It is great to get women and girls involved to have their say about something that is going to be speaking for them.”

Designer Helen said of the project “The sessions have been a great way of finding out what colours, font and imagery resonate with women and girls so that we can make sure that the final brands are something that they can identify with.”

Lots of supporters of Women’s Lives Leeds have expressed an interest in participating in this exciting project so two open sessions will be taking place for any woman or girl to attend.

You don’t need any experience, or even to consider yourself creative to contribute to this project. Enthusiasm is the only requirement!

If you are keen to have your say about the look of these interesting projects, then come along to one of the following sessions:

Monday 16th July 6-7:30pm

Wednesday 25th July 1-2:30pm

Both sessions will take place at 41 York Place, LS1 2ED.

The sessions are free to attend, child-friendly and refreshments will be provided. If you have any access needs please contact [email protected] to make arrangements.

To book your place please search for Open Creative Session on Eventbrite, email [email protected], or call 0113 288 4590

You may also like…

Leeds Women’s Safety Survey

Leeds Women’s Safety Survey

The Leeds Women’s Safety Survey was carried out in May 2021 and 1,371 women of all ages, and from all parts of the city, took part. The findings provide a powerful insight into their experience of feeling and being safe in the city. They show that despite heightened...

Ambassadors’ Network Meeting 4 Minutes – 2nd September

Ambassadors’ Network Meeting 4 Minutes – 2nd September

Agenda and notes 17:15 – Welcome and Intros. 17:30 – Updates  Shining a Light campaign – updates of the 4 strands of the campaign. Employability – Recruitment toolkit has been devised with input from Mindful Employer and WYCA but we will be looking to do consultation...

Ambassadors’ Network Minutes – 8th July

Ambassadors’ Network Minutes – 8th July

Ambassadors met online on the 8th July to discuss updates to the agenda to make Leeds the first Women Friendly City in the UK. They also shared their feelings, thoughts and ideas around the campaign and general wellbeing issues for women in Leeds. Agenda and notes...

Talking Safety Initiatives in Leeds with Sarah Carroll

Talking Safety Initiatives in Leeds with Sarah Carroll

Our most recent Friday Hub on June 11th aimed to inform women about existing safety initiatives happening in Leeds. Safety initiatives aim to help us feel safer in our city, as well as materially improving safety, but the effectiveness of such processes partly rely on...

Next Women’s hub Meeting – Tuesday 11th May

Next Women’s hub Meeting – Tuesday 11th May

Just a reminder that the next Women’s Hub Meeting is on Tuesday 11th May April, 6.00pm – 7.30pm This month we will be focusing on actions against the findings from the last meeting so come with ideas for things we can do. You will also be updated on any progress made...

The 1st Ambassadors’ Network Meeting – 14th April 2021

The 1st Ambassadors’ Network Meeting – 14th April 2021

At this 1st Ambassador Network meeting, we welcomed members and introduced them to the two Women Friendly Leeds campaigns currently running. Ambassadors talked together and set actions and pledges around the different priorities for the campaigns.

Next Women’s Hub Meeting – Tuesday 13th April 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Just a reminder that the next Women's Hub Meeting is on Tuesday 13th April, 6.00pm - 7.30pm It will be an online meeting and the link for the zoom is available through booking your place through the Eventbrite booking system. To book your place click HERE The Notes of...

Women Friendly Leeds Call for Action – Safety Inequalities for Women

Women Friendly Leeds Call for Action – Safety Inequalities for Women

Women Friendly Leeds supports and stands with all women and girls who have been affected by the news of Sarah Everard’s murder, or who have themselves experienced any unwelcome attention whether sexual, verbal, physical or online. We know that safety has always been a...

July 12, 2018

Claire

Translate »
Skip to content