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From Denmark to Canada

Last week during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), J Marshall Events had the honor of planning an incredibly important event; the passing of the Women Deliver (WD) baton from Denmark to Canada.

Women Deliver Poster and Banners

Photos © Birgitta Lund

Women Deliver 2019

In 2016 Denmark had the pleasure of hosting the Women Deliver conference. They embraced every moment and held a month long celebration of events, coming up with concrete solutions that are still in place today. Canada will be hosting the next Women Deliver conference in 2019 and although they have big shoes to fill, if the words of Minister Bibeau and Madame Sophie Trudeau are to be taken to heart, they are up and excited for the challenge.

Serious but Fun

Although Women Deliver deal with serious, often times difficult, subjects; they were determined to make the event fun and interactive. The whole team composed mainly of women, arrived at the UNGA checkpoint to be escorted through UNGA security to the Delegates Dining Room to set up for the activities. These included an interactive Ideas Wall where guests could leave their suggestions on topics they would like to see discussed, and speakers they would love to hear at WD2019. The responses ranged from Lady Gaga to Malala Yousafzai. We also set up a selfie station with fun props and a polaroid camera. It was a major hit and the guests got some great memories to take home with them.

Passing the Baton

Half way through the evening there was an actual passing of the baton (the Women Deliver arrow) from Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark to Madame Trudeau. The wonderful speakers included Katja Iversen, Minister Tørnaes, Minister Bibeau, Madame Trudeau and two young leaders, Dakshitha and Olaoluwa Abagun. They all spoke passionately about how we, as a society, treat our women and girls and as Sophie Trudeau said, “We need to be held accountable for telling the truth and the truth is we can’t leave out half the population”. It is up to us, all of us, to work harder and do better.

Investing in Girls and Women

It’s events like these that remind us here at J Marshall Events why we do what we do. When people get together and work together we can achieve all our goals. As Katja Iversen reminded us all, “When you invest in girls and women, there is a ripple effect and everybody wins”. We here at J Marshall Events want everyone to win!

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with Stephanie Badini, renowned photographer and instructor at the International Center of Photography

Stephanie Badini photo, © Martha Thornloe

© Martha Thornloe

Tell us a little bit about what you do

I photograph special events, celebrities, and people at their very best and ready to celebrate at parties, on the red carpet and at society galas.  I love being part of these amazing moments and working with a wide range of clients from the art, fashion, and business worlds, as well as cultural and academic institutions like the Whitney Museum, Christie's, Cartier, the UN, the NAACP/LDF, and Harvard.

Name three things you can't live without

First my mother, who is a fantastic friend and confidant and of course my friends, meditation and my hip hop class.

What is your most memorable event?

Pink Dress photo, © Stephanie BadiniFashion Week Model, © Stephanie BadiniIt is hard to pick just one, photographing the Alexander Wang fashion show during Fashion Week was fantastic.  At the shows all of the photographers are at the end of the runway in the photographers 'pit' as it is known in the business.  It's aptly-named because you are standing elbow to elbow with the other photographers all vying for great shots.  There is a hierarchy to the whole arrangement and a particular technical knowledge required. When the music comes on and the models, who are perfectly made up in gorgeous clothes, walk the runway it is truly thrilling.

Who or what inspires you?

Theming photo, © Stephanie BadiniI have been obsessed with photography since my days in the darkroom and I am a very visual person, I tend to 'think in pictures'.  I am always looking at photographs in magazines, on line, and in galleries and museums.  As far as photographers go I especially love Irving Penn and Lillian Bassman.  Living in Manhattan is both crazy and magical. If I just walk out of my front door in Soho I am surrounded by so many people, so much energy and so much that is inspiring.

Summarize your job in 6 words

Kim Kardashian, © Stephanie Badini

People, pictures, parties - capturing beautiful moments.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to go into your line of work?

Building photo © Stephanie BadiniPhotograph all the time. Try to apprentice yourself with an established photographer as I did and you will learn a lot.  It is important to have a good technical grounding and also to have a burning passion to make photographs. As with all art forms you have to be a little obsessed with it in order to have the tenacity and perseverance to constantly find a way to make it work for you.  I think that when you do what you love it propels you; it is really not like working, all of your energy comes from a very deep place.

All photos apart from headshot, © Stephanie Badini

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