This month we celebrated International Women’s Day and so it seemed a fitting time to celebrate women’s work, including narratives about women, and female led projects! Especially in these challenging times, celebrating our work and our community is more important than ever!

Broadsword Event House‘s Managing Director, Anna Green, talks about the importance of equality and diverse perspectives


This time last year, Anna Green ventured into the unknown and became the official beating heart of Broadsword Event House, the Managing Director.

“This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme #EachForEqual resonates so strongly with me. Drawn from the notion of collective individualism, I couldn’t shout loudly enough about the importance of connecting a diverse mix of people to grow a successful business, this is what I’m doing right now.

At Broadsword we design and produce events. We’re an ideas factory. I love that all these perspectives and personalities bouncing off each other breathe creativity within our house, and that sort of inventive thinking lets us solve problems in new and exciting ways.

Sometimes it’s easy to feel that there’s only one way to lead in today’s world, which for a woman and a mother doesn’t sit right. It’s my responsibility to lead in a different way, in a way that I’m comfortable with that makes me proud.

Events can change the world, bringing people together is so powerful. I know that I can contribute and make a difference, I’m really excited about that.”


Gavin Knight‘s film ‘Esther’ tells the story of one girl’s amazing journey


Esther‘ is one of 9 films I made for Microsoft about their Citizenship programmes for young people in some of the poorest places around the world. Esther was born in the Ajegunle slum that sits outside Lagos in Nigeria. Through education sponsored by Microsoft she became a talented computer programmer in a notoriously male dominated society. It’s a ‘rags to riches’ story that demonstrates how a technical education can transform a young woman’s life. Shortly after I made the film she moved her & her family to a better home outside the Ajegunle slum.

Thank you to Anna and Gavin for some inspiring and vital work during these difficult times!


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