SDG5.Global Alliance Artist in Residence

The SDG5.Global Alliance is an omniwin movement lifting the work of a wide range of leaders and causes pursuing gender equality across sectors.

Kristin Simmons is proud to unveil Women Of Change,” the first of four commissioned pieces as the SDG5.Global Alliance Artist in Residence. Influenced by her own narrative of growing up with a working mother and her own experiences in the real life "Mad Men” atmosphere of her first jobs in advertising, Women Of Change portrays an accurate but unfortunate reality; in the 21st century, women continue to face significant pay inequality, with most recent data suggesting that women earn an average of 80 cents to every dollar earned by men.

With a focus on the gender wage gap, Kristin's first commissioned piece employs contrasting imagery, visuals and typography to create an accurate portrait and generate meaningful conversation about what defines and confines the female experience in the 21st century. Kristin believes art can inspire provocative and uncomfortable topics to be addressed in a collaborative way, akin to how the UN operates through conversation, diplomacy and integrity. She not only hopes to give a voice to female artists, but also to inspire conversation about how we can eradicate harmful gender stereotypes through both action and reaction.

About Kristin Simmons

Be the first to own a signed and numbered Limited Edition print of Women of Change.

Featured Collection

The following pieces are all original, limited editions of 80 per color scheme. The size of each print is 29" x 40" unframed.

Born out of the Decade Of Women initiative launched at the United Nations, The SDG 5 Global Alliance is a non-organizational, omniwin movement lifting the work of a wide range of SDG5 leaders and causes, with donations administered through The SDG Impact Fund. It has no staff and is directed by a team of pro bono Co-Chairs each year in an effort to lift inspirational and aspirational activations supporting the empowerment of women and girls (together with men and boys who share the vision!) all around the world.