Looking to raise awareness and take action for gender equality? Don’t miss these virtual events in celebration of International Women’s Day.
In case we need a reminder from Beyoncé, girls can 100% run the world. With the theme of #BreaktheBias, this year’s International Women’s Day is all about promoting gender equality and raising awareness against gender bias. Even though we may not be able to gather the girl gang IRL to mark the occasion, there are still fun and meaningful ways we can celebrate each other’s achievements and victories! From virtual lunches to online yoga classes, here are five virtual events happening in Hong Kong for International Women’s Day.
Women of Our Time Virtual Conference
Featuring some incredible boss ladies, this virtual conference will discuss and debate three main topics: #BalanceForBetter, #ChooseToChallenge and this year’s International Women’s Day theme #BreaktheBias. Over the course of two days, women (and men) will share their personal struggles and stories in breaking boundaries, and guide us in working towards gender equality and promoting female empowerment.
Guest speakers include the likes of award-winning filmmaker Nicola Fan, Studio La Lune Founder Anna Cabannes, and Chan Kalun – the only female neon practitioner in Hong Kong, as well as That Girls Executive Chef of Little Bao and Happy Paradise May Chow, Two Moons Distillery Co-Founder Dimple Yuen and Meraki Hospitality Co-Founder Laura Offe.
When: Tuesday, 8 and Wednesday, 9 March
How much: Free event – head here to RSVP ($50 USD for access to playback recordings of all sessions until Tuesday, 7 June, 2022)
The Women’s Foundation Virtual Lunch
Join The Women’s Foundation’s virtual lunch which features an esteemed panel of speakers – Gillian Au Howard, Founder and Fair Director of Digital Art Fair, David Hanson, CEO and Founder of Hanson Robotics and Sophia the Robot – as well as inspiring stories from programme participants. Under the theme “Innovating Equality”, the talks will highlight the role of technology in driving gender equality and celebrate the achievements of women in this sphere. Registration ends today, so RSVP right away to secure your spot!
When: Friday, 4 March, 12:30pm to 1:45pm
How much: Free event – head here to RSVP
AmCham Bridging the Gender Gap in Tech
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong celebrates IWD by partnering with Visa, Telstra and Transunion for an interactive online session showcasing how these three companies are bridging the talent gap in FinTech, finance and telecommunications and uplifting women in the workplace. During the event, the female panelists will discuss their journeys to success and the challenges they have faced due to their gender. Participants will also have an opportunity to engage with the speakers directly and exchange life experiences.
When: Tuesday, 8 March, 11am to 12pm
How much: Free event – head here to register
Celebrating Women Changemakers with AWA WISE
Looking to meet some likeminded women? The American Women’s Association of Hong Kong is hosting a special online International Women’s Day networking event where female changemakers can meet over Zoom and celebrate each other’s victories. Join in for a fun night of networking and trivia, with your favourite drink in hand. Cheers, ladies!
When: Wednesday, 9 March, 7pm to 8pm
How much: Free event for AWA members and their guests – email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong
Founded by Linda Shevloff in 1999, Iyengar Yoga Centre will be offering two yoga sessions focusing on women’s health to celebrate International Women’s Day. All levels are welcome to join the virtual classes.