It’s hard to fund an event with “shit” in the name. But that’s not about to stop this crew.
In June of this year, the first “Women Who Get Shit Done” unconference was held in Wellington. Women of all backgrounds from all over the country came together to talk about all the shit they had to deal with, and all the shit they wanted to get done. They made connections, they formed an agenda, they were inspired and inspired others. And now they want to do it all again down in Christchurch – but they need your help.
This time around, the team behind WWGSD want to make sure that those who can’t afford the (already very low) conference fee aren’t precluded from attending. They don’t want the ability to pay to determine who gets to be in the room – but that means they need to set up scholarships in order to subsidise the conference fees. That’s where you guys come in.
In return for your support, they’re offering everything from kids’ coding classes to a six-pack of poo emoji cupcakes! And of course, you also get the awesome feeling of knowing you’ve helped some awesome ladies keep kicking ass. (Full disclosure: our very own Chief Bubble Blower Anna was a founding member of this unconference, so we’re a little biased – but we think that speaks to how rad this group of women are!)
To hear a bit more about why you should be pledging, we talked to Catarina, one of the women getting shit done in question:
How are you finding the campaign so far?
Humbling to see how many people really give a shit and are willing to put their money where their potty mouth is. We feel uber loved down here in CHCH!
What do you have planned for the rest of the campaign – anything for us to look forward to?
We’d love to share stories of the past events to showcase what awesome returns and results have come out of women getting shit done. And hopefully more poop-shaped rewards (notice I didn’t say shitty rewards)!
Anything you want to shout out to your crowd?
Shout out to the awesome men for putting up some cash too! It’s not an us vs. them thing and you get that. We’re all in this together to create a safe space for people who identify as women to create and learn from each other. We promise to make this event as accessible and diverse as possible with your help!