There are still so many reasons why we need to celebrate International Women’s Day: here’s how we’re doing it here in Singapore this year.
Women of Singapore, we’re part of something big, and this is our moment. Each year on March 8, the world celebrates the achievements of women through International Women’s Day, and, of course, there’s a lot happening in Singapore too. Kickstart the celebrations by reading all about these inspiring ladies who are leading players in their fields, or be an inspiration yourself by volunteering at charities and social enterprises that resonate with you. Looking for more? Get on board with these meaningful events happening right here to learn more about female empowerment and network with other, awesome like-minded ladies…
Career Women’s Group International Women’s Day Celebrations 2018
More than just a networking session, this event by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry invites high-profile female leaders from various industries to share their thoughts and experiences on current business trends and issues.
5pm to 9pm, Grand Copthorne Waterfront
MDIS-SWCO Women’s Dialogue on Ageing Population: The opportunities and challenges for women
Seeking insights on how women can juggle family and career? Here’s something for you. MDIS and Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations will be organising a Women’s Dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for women, and it promises to be an insightful session on how to maintain a work-life balance.
8.30am to 11am, MDIS Auditorium
International Women’s Day with Britcham: Let’s #PledgeforParity
For International Women’s Day 2018, BritCham’s Women in Business group is presenting a session of inspiring speakers with a #PledgeforParity event that aims to advocate gender parity – and we’re looking at an impressive line-up that includes speakers from Microsoft, McKinsey and more.
11.45am to 2.15pm, North & South Ballroom Conrad Centennial Hotel
Samantha Ege Piano Recital
Here’s a chance to indulge in some music appreciation for a good cause. Pianist Samantha Ege will be performing some wonderful pieces from three twentieth-century women composers and in this recital, you can indulge in music across diverse forms and tunes.
7.30pm, The Living Room@The Arts House
AXA International Women’s Day: #PressForProgress
Ever wondered why there’s an issue of gender imbalance in Data, Technology & Science industries? Join the insightful panel discussion, which is part of the InspiredTalks series by WO+Men @ AXA, and you can interact with guest speakers from various related sectors, including data science, data operations, and human resources.
4pm to 6pm, AXA Insurance @ Level 26 Red Switch Cafe
Free Community Lunch by AWARE Singapore
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, join the Association of Women for Action and Research at the free community lunch! You can chat with the volunteers to find out more about AWARE, learn more about the free services provided for women, or listen to a talk on women standing tall and supporting each other. There’s games and quizzes to keep everyone entertained, and also a clothes and book swap where you can donate or pick up wonderful pre-loved items.
1pm to 4pm, Blk 3A Dover Crescent
SheSays x Pollen
Join influential male and female leaders of various industries as they gather to discuss gender equality and to #PledgeForProgress. It’s an exclusive event, so check out the SheSays Facebook page and get in touch for more details.
Face Forward: International Women’s Day 2018 by YWLC
Want to spend a meaningful weekend with fellow inspiring women? Join a full-day event organised by Young Women’s Leadership Connection, peppered with panel discussions and interesting workshops including topics such as ‘Networking and Online Personal Branding’. You can also look forward to meeting speakers from Uber, Awaken Group and more, and Minister Grace Fu will also be gracing the event.
2pm to 8.30pm, Expedia Office @ South Beach Tower
5th SWHF Induction Ceremony
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a gala dinner and the Singapore Women Hall of Fame induction ceremony! The SWHF was launched by the SWCO to recognise the achievements of women, and it’s a wonderful way to spend a memorable evening in the company of other outstanding ladies.
7pm, Tower Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel
International Women’s Day Dinner at Concorde Hotel
Pamper yourself with good food at Concorde Hotel Singapore! In celebration of International Women’s Day, Spices Cafe will be running an International Women’s Day Dinner throughout the whole of March.
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