Below is a little intel on both organizations, and if you haven't heard of them before, check them out - they do incredible work, in different fields, on our behalf.
For me, supporting both these organizations is really important because I know that only together do we rise.
The International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM) was set up in 2012 to promote exchange and collaboration between women’s museum networks around the world.
While the organization has developed and is involved in a number of initiatives aimed at promoting culture, arts, and education from a gender perspective, a primary aim of the IAWM is to foster global exchange, support, and cooperation among women’s and gender museums.
If you would like more information, check out this wonderful association – https://iawm.international
Plan International works with vulnerable children, especially girls, to help them learn, lead, decide and thrive. They have put gender equality and the persistent development challenges that girls face right at the heart of their organizational purpose. I'm sure you remember Because I Am a Girl - one of the most impactful campaigns that enabled them to raise a vast amount of money to increase education opportunities for millions of girls around the world.
Learn more about their incredible projects at www.plan-international.org
At Enya's Attic, our mission is to help people recognise and celebrate women writers and history makers.
We do this by offering a curated range of important literature authored by women, bookish t-shirts and tops, and a unique assortment of literary stationery, candles and more, all with a female focus.
Growing up in Ireland, the “land of saints and scholars”, I realised I had to think twice to name prominent Irish authors who weren’t male.
Obviously, this didn't mean that Irish women had made no contributions to literature, it just meant they weren't represented enough.
And, really, this didn't sit right with me.
And certainly, when I became a mother to my daughter, I didn't want her to grow up in a world where she'd have to pause to come up with the name of a distinguished Irish female author – or woman writer of any nationality.
Being a writer and a former arts publicist, I've always had a deep passion for female culture and literature.
The business gave me a way to share my passion with the world, and help celebrate these women's exceptional works.
We hope that the voices of the women from the past continue to inspire fearless women in the present and the future.
Siobhan - Founder, Enya's Attic