52 Group: Celebrating International Women’s Day


To mark the launch of 52 Group last year, we commissioned a special set of playing cards (designed by renowned British illustrator and artist Dan Stafford) to showcase both the creative and analytical sides of our company, with the red suits featuring prominent creatives and the black suits prominent scientists and innovators.

When we were thinking about who we wanted to include for the face cards, we were keen to balance the number of women and men. We achieved this with a 6 /6 split across 3 female creatives + 3 female scientists/innovators. It seems therefore fitting that this year’s IWD theme is #BalanceforBetter so we would like to take the opportunity to do our bit and celebrate these wonderful womens’ achievements in the worlds of art and technology.

Here are the 6 women that feature on our playing cards:

Nora Ephron – Writer + Filmmaker (Jack of Hearts): 

Julia Margaret Cameron – Photography Pioneer (Queen of Hearts): 

Delia Derbyshire – Electronic Music Pioneer (Queen of Diamonds): 

Katherine Johnson – NASA Mathematician (Queen of Clubs): 

Hedy Lamarr – Actress + Innovator (Jack of Spades): 

Ada Lovelace – Mathematician (Queen of Spades): 

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