Girl Friday Gratitude for 2018

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Holy Christmas Batman!

How is it almost the end of 2018? It has been an incredible year for us here at Girl Friday IP.

We wanted to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us this year. We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to meet, connect and work with you all. Check the cheesy grins above.* Says it all really.

From over-eating, watching Love Actually for the millionth time, to sparking competitive feuds over backyard cricket – whatever your plans these holidays, our little family wishes yours a very Merry Christmas!

We’re looking forward to more laughs and all that IP jazz with you all in 2019!

Before signing off for the year, we wanted to share our highlight reel for 2018, where we’ve been and where we’re heading.

*Big props go to our GFF Renae Porter at Dreamhunter for the recent happy snaps. Franklin was stoked you brought out his best side…front, back and side again. Talk about hog in the camera.


Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2018

 

Going against the gospel according to Gaga, Girl Friday IP doesn’t live for the applause, applause, applause. But to be listed as a finalist in the Women in Law Awards this year, was ‘pinch me’ moment that someone was sitting up and taking notice of our story and efforts.

2 flights and 3 time zones later, I made it to the awards dinner in Melbourne. Didn’t take home the gong on the night, but better still I got to celebrate with a few drinks in the brilliant company of some amazing women in the industry. Cheers ladies!*

*Special thanks to Mimi Marchesi and Alastair Dunbar from Legalite for prompting me to haul ass to dinner and letting me sit with you.


Girl Friday IP does Bollywood

Asian Patent Attorneys Association 2018 Conference

India is a challenging and contrasting place. It’s modernising and growing at a ridiculous pace, while trying to break out of its time-worn culture and traditions. It was the perfect setting to introduce the Girl Friday IP brand and story to an international crowd. Initial curiosity gave way to a really warm welcome from our new international friends at APAA2018 in New Delhi. Was great to see some familiar faces too!

(My face taking in the sights and sounds of India)


Giving as good as we get

 

Girl Friday IP pay it forward

Paying it forward is one of the core values of The GFC – Girl Friday Culture.

We aspire to inspire by giving more than what is expected and giving back to the communities where we work, live and play. Do good. Feel good. Rinse and repeat.

We are proud to have chosen Water.org as our charity partner. With continued support from our GFFs (#girlfridayfriends), we can play our part in making a meaningful change to communities in need.


Goodnight Seattle – we love you!

International Trademark Association 2018 Conference

Was literally sleepless in Seattle at INTA2018 Conference earlier this year. Not surprising really given that it took about 26 hours to get there. Was so thankful that Seattle was home to some brilliant coffee, including the Original Starbucks. Riding a wave of jet lag and caffeine, I made some fantastic friends at my first international conference.

Girl Friday IP Seattle
girl Friday IP Seattle
girl Friday ip Seattle

(Side bar: My geography skills are pretty poor at the best of times, but I only realised after this trip how bloody far Perth is from anywhere. A small price to pay for having some of the best beaches in the world)


12 Days of Christmas Gratitude

 

We’re incredibly lucky to cross paths with some amazing businesses. Girl Friday IP wouldn’t be what it is without the support and friendship of our #girlfridayfriends. So we’re celebrating and paying it forward with 12 Days of Christmas Gratitude! We have some great Christmas goodies and gift inspo from some of our GFFs.

If you’re looking for unique Christmas gifts, consider throwing your support behind a small business this year.

Collabosaurus

DAY 1: COLLABOSAURUS
There’s a great prize from Collabosaurus for one of our Instagram followers!

DAY 2: WORDFETTI
Get 15% OFF Wordfetti e-goodies with our code GIRLFRIDAYFRIEND. Head to Instagram to WIN an extra Xmas goodie too!

DAY 3: SAKEBOX
Enjoy 15% OFF SakeBox gift boxes with our code GIRLFRIDAYSIPS

DAY 4: J PORTER
Activewear doesn’t come much bolder than the threads at J Porter. Get 10% OFF with our code GIRLFRIDAY

Bare bros co

DAY 5: BARE BROS CO
Get your mitts on some peachy candles and scrubs from Bare Bros Co. Use the code SHIPFREE to enjoy FREE SHIPPING!

DAY 6: POLKA PANTS
Fashion + function = Polka Pants! Receive 10% OFF with our discount code: GIRLFRIDAY

DAY 7: MANFLOWER CO
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is opening bottles of icy cold beer. Receive 10% OFF with our code: GFIPXMFC10

DAY 8: HEY TIGER
Looking for a gift that looks good, tastes good and does good around the world? The Hey Tiger limited edition Holiday Gift Box is for you.

DAY 9: OMIT HEADCARE
Omit the bad leave the good. OMIT Headcare is a chemical-free, all-natural, cruelty-free, hair and scalp care range. Their gift packs are on SALE just in time for Christmas!

DAY 10: BOTANICA BOX
The Botanica Box has botanical inspired goodies for all the plant lovers out there. Receive 20% OFF their hampers with our code: girlfriday

DAY 11: FRIEDA NEED
In case of wedding emergencies, break open the pink box. Frieda Need has got it all boxed up! Receive 20% OFF with our special code: CHRISTMAS20

DAY 12: OK!DOLLS
OK!Dolls are aspirational dolls with inspirational careers. Here to inspire more girls in STEM is Bex the Biochemist – she’s looking to buddy up with a lucky GFF on our Instagram!


Adventures ahead for 2019

 

  • Giving the people what they want…You’ve asked and we’ve listened. We’ll be hitting the road with more workshops and events in 2019. Stay tuned for the tour schedule.
  • International GFFs…looking forward to seeing you in Boston for INTA2019 (anyone up for NBA playoffs before then? Come on Celtics!) and Taiwan for APAA2019.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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