So interesting to read about how you did this and the way you thought about it - I love process notes! Also (I am ashamed to admit this) I only just read your short description and I really like that too! I wonder if you might consider extending this design to make it illustrative of soft power generally - popping a few males in there for instance... The symbols that are available for concepts such as "leadership', 'coordination', 'people power' etc. are generally quite poor, thin and ugly from my previous researches - not elegant, rich and colorful like this.
So clever and effective! A charming creative take on the contest theme and I love the sandy (sanded?) colors and random feel of the saw motifs - looks great in yardage and would be so much fun as curtains for the woodwork area!!