Leave no woman behind. Together we can empower women across the globe - UNWomen
As we know, women and women's causes have been getting a lot of press attention lately, as they should. It's with excellent timing then, that International Women's Day 2018 (IWD) is just around the corner. It will be celebrated internationally on Thursday 8th of March and Sydney has a great line-up of ways to celebrate.
The International Women's Day Symbol
So, grabs your girls, leave the kids with hubby and take advantage of the tremendous cultural activities on offer. Sydney Mums Group has a round up of some of the best events on the horizon.
And do note, many of these events are selling out fast. Some of the biggest Women's Day events in the city are already booked out, so the list below is only for those still showing tickets available (at the time of writing). And if you miss out, why not host your own gathering locally and raise money for your favourite women's charity?
1. All About Women at the Sydney Opera House
On Sunday 4th of March, Sydney Harbour's icon will host an amazing array of activities from talks, music, podcasts, workshops and food & drink.
How do these talks and panels sound to you?:
This Fetta Be Good — Kristen Allan
Wine Time — Georgina Larsson
Women in the Age of Trump — panel
Suffragettes to Social Media — panel
... and these are only a few of the intellectual delights on offer. These events are booking fast, so for more information on the programme, tickets and prices, check out the Sydney Opera house event page here.
2. Women in Focus Sydney event at Doltone House
CommBank's Women in Focus group is hosting events in capital cities and regional centres around Australia.
The Sydney event on Friday 9th of March, will be aimed at fundraising to support community initiatives that empower women through education, business incubators and financial literacy programs.
Speakers will include Marta Dusseldorp (actress) and Wendy McCarthy AO. Tickets are $133.95 per seat, so this might be an opportunity to get your boss involved to sponsor a table for the girls in the office.
To find out more information and for bookings, click here.
3. Hornsby Ku-ring-gai IWD Week of Events
Locals communities are getting behind IWD with diverse programmes of events for locals.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai is running some excellent seminars and activities including Embracing Menopause and Mother and Daughter Pamper Night on Friday 2nd of March, Women and Overwhelm on Saturday 3rd of March and #LoveMeFirst on Sunday 4th of March.
All are reasonably priced but have limited spaces available, so for more details, prices and bookings, click here.
4. IWD High Tea Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, this event is for spoiling yourself and your best mumma friends. Set out on board a Captain Cook Cruise from King St Wharf on Sunday 4th of March and for $98.65 per ticket, you'll be raising funds and you will enjoy:
sweet and savoury high tea menu
bedazzling in jewellery by Maria Nicola
Mare Makesoska will show you how your skin can glow with Rodan Fields
Anita Vitanova shares her story on the importance of local community support
a gift for each lady and your chance to win a lucky door prize
With limited seats available, you can find out more and book here.
By now you are probably saying, these events are great and I'd love to support them but they are all expensive. What about a FREE event? The next ones are for you...
5. International Women's Week at the New Life Centre for Women
From Monday 5th to Saturday 10th of March, this women's centre in George Street is hosting FREE workshops (with online registrations to secure your space).
Any of these take your fancy?:
Secrets to Pregnancy Success
How Well Do You Know Your Clitoris (!)
Gluten Free Baking Class
The Gut Health Seminar and
Stress Relief and Thoughtfulness
For more details and links to register for these activities, click here.
6. Sydney IWD March 2018 at Hyde Park North
Now here's a way you can really put yourself wholeheartedly behind the cause for change, and it's FREE to participate.
IWD Sydney is an inclusive march for ALL women, transwomen and women's supporters. It's motto is Stop the Violence and End the Violence in the Workplace, Campus and Home and it will be a peaceful rally with posters and inspirational speakers.
The march will meet on Saturday 10th of March at 10am at the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park and travel to Belmore Park. This is one to bring your daughters, mothers and girlfriends to; in the current climate of #PressForProgress, this event is sure to be memorable.
Based on traditional stories about Dhinawan (Emu) including the black space in the Milky way known as 'Emu in the Sky’, this interactive program includes colouring a picture of the 'emu in the sky' - viewed from an Aboriginal perspective, and attaching emu feathers or using them as medium to '