Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the courage of women in past generations and celebrate how their efforts and bravery afforded us all opportunities and freedoms we have today. Women worldwide and across history have contributed to changing how women are perceived through design, innovation, politics, and in the workforce. We stand on tall shoulders and want to acknowledge a few women who have challenged societal norms.
Women in History
In honor of the remarkable women whose breakthroughs have advanced science, art, fashion, design, technology, and the ease of our day-to-day lives, we’re sharing the stories of women whose inventions have changed the world. Whether scribbling designs two centuries ago or still working today, these clever creators deserve to have their stories told. Congress officially created women’s History Month in 1987 — its roots go much more profound with the start of suffragists fighting for women to get the vote in the early 20th Century.
Marie Curie is probably one of the most famous scientists of all time who discovered the first-ever artificially created radioactive atoms — polonium and radium. that would change the world. Marie Curie was also the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in history, let alone in Physics and Chemistry in two different fields. You know who you should be thankful to if you ever find yourself having an X-ray.
Frida was an iconic Mexican painter and most famous for her self-portraits and remained a feminist symbol worldwide. After suffering an onset of health issues that influenced her paintings, incorporating folk art and Mexican cultural heritage elements, Frida Kahlo explored identity, gender, race, and postcolonialism in her striking self-portraits and surrealist scenes.
Susan B. Anthony was born in Massachusetts in 1820; Anthony was a lifelong activist and social justice, inspiring her to advocate for women’s suffrage, women’s property rights, and the abolition of slavery. Anthony founded the American Equal Rights Association and traveled to advocate for voting rights.
Jane Austen was an English author who wrote about the lives of the British upper class in the 19th Century. Her novels famously poke fun at how people at the time expected women to behave. While she was alive, she published her books anonymously, so nobody knew her as a writer. Some of her publications that you may have read today are Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma.
Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was a French fashion designer, businesswoman, and founder of Chanel as we know it. Coco Chanel arose from the post-World War I era, popularizing a sporty, casual chic as the feminine style standard. Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, a prolific fashion creator, realizing her aesthetic design in jewelry, fragrance, and handbags. Chanel №5, her signature scent, has become an iconic product and the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th Century.
We’ve also included a few stories of our modern-day mighty women at Kingdom Branding. They have taken up the challenge of becoming the designers, writers, photographers, and inventors of today — and tomorrow.
“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself” — Simone de Beauvoir
Meet the Women at Kingdom Branding
Stephanie has been at Kingdom Branding since 2019. She is passionate about design and continues to add value to her work while creating wireframes for websites. We are happy to showcase a website she did recently, the Democratic Party of Illinois. Stephanie is an environmentalist and has a deep love for the ocean. You can be sure that Stephanie is doing her part on earth day and activism. Stephanie is an artist and has a cat named Billy, a fish named Spidy, and a gecko named Sergent Pepper.
Melissa is a writer at her core and manages the day-to-day process of all content for Kingdom Branding and our clients and sends out proposals to potential clients. Having moved from France to be a part of the Kingdom Branding Team, Melissa is a true leader and continuously checks in on how everyone is doing. Melissa speaks three languages; English, Spanish, and French. She is also a yoga enthusiast.
Cecilia is a part of the design team and content writer. In 4th grade, she had a niche for making art and made the comic “Stella the fourth-grader.” CC and her absolute dream are to have an animated TV show written and directed by herself. CC has a cat named Wasabi because of her green eyes, and her favorite animals are ducks.
Pappy is a Photographer and Content writer for Kingdom Branding and puts her creative skills into her work. She moved from France to be with her husband, Wes, and speaks three languages. She is an environmentalist at heart, loves all animals, has a strong stance on women’s rights, and loves the ocean. Fun fact about Pappy; she is an artist who uses oil paints, acrylic, pencils, and crayons, loves DIY projects, is a great cook, Husband, and has two cats named M-Lady and Princess.
Tanvi is a remote-based Designer in India and part of the Design and Marketing Team. Tanvi is a creative digital artist who outs her design skills working at Kingdom Branding. Tanvi speaks four languages; English, Marathi, Hindi, and Gujarati, has a heart for all animals, and loves reading a good mystery novel with my favorite coffee.
Aulona is originally from Kosovo and was very fortunate to come to the US when she was two years old during the Yugoslavia war. Aulona has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management but has always enjoyed the design and marketing industry; hence working at Kingdom Branding is a dream come true. Aulona is a kid at heart, a little obsessed with Disney Movies and frequently relates real-life situations to Disney stories!
Women everywhere are changing the mindset of younger and future generations. They are paving the way for entrepreneurs, designers, influencers, athletes, pilots, and they are your mothers, grandmas, aunts, sisters, daughters, and cousins.
Kingdom Branding is happy to be a part of this movement of having diverse women leaders in their jobs and talents. Check out some of what we’ve done on our Work page.
If you’re looking for great designers, artists, photographers, editors, and writers, see that in their work every day. If you want to learn more, visit our website and book a discovery session here.