International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March every year. This year’s campaign theme, #EachforEqual, celebrates our collective power as women. The individual actions we make each day will move the world towards one that is more equal, harmonious and collaborative. As IWD 2020 falls on a Sunday, it’s the perfect opportunity to grab the girls and spend the weekend (and beyond) celebrating one another’s achievements and successes. Go on, you deserve it!
Networking and Learning
International Women’s Day Screening of Factory (Super)Women by TenX and SCWO *POSTPONED*
The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO) and tech startup TenX are coming together this IWD 2020 to screen the local documentary, Factory (Super)Women. The film explores oral narratives of factory women in Singapore in the 1960s. Women who paved the way for both women and Singapore’s economic success. It’s great opportunity to remember the women who came before us and laid the foundations for our opportunities as modern women.
When Friday, 6 March, 7pm – 9pm
Where TenX, Level 7 ABI Plaza, 11 Keppel Road
How much Free
Women’s Festival by Sembawang GRC Women’s Executive Committees
Calling all Sembawang-ites! This annual event is dedicated to the women residents in Sembawang. With the theme “Celebrate, Equip and Inspire”, it aims to create a platform for women to share, learn and empower. Come support women-owned small businesses and mumpreneurs in the community. Everyone is also encouraged to bring along your own recyclable bag and PAssion card for door gifts.
When Sunday, 8 March, 9am – 2pm
Where Kampung Admiralty Plaza, 676 Woodlands Drive 71
How much Free
Women Shaping the World by AWA *POSTPONED*
Join the American Women’s Association of Singapore (AWA) this year for an evening with inspired entertainment, food, and women. This is a chance to enjoy and support a variety of women across Singapore doing inspired things, and a chance to network, socialise and learn from women from all walks of life.
When Monday, 9 March, 6.30pm – 9pm
Where The American Club, 10 Claymore Hill
How much $55 per member, $65 per guest
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A Night at the Museum by WIMAR SG
Women in Mining and Resources Singapore (WIMAR SG) is a growing professional community that provides, connects, and inspires women to challenge the status quo and become leaders and change-makers in a traditionally male dominated industry. The cocktails and canapes event theme is “Perceptions, Realities and Workforce of the Future”. Participants are welcome to learn, engage and participate in the evening’s lively discussion as well.
When Thursday, 12 March, 6pm – 8.30pm
Where Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
How much $20 per member, $60 for non-members
Health and Wellness
Peaks for Purpose IWD Community Hike by Amazing Trekkers Club
Wear purple and join the 10-km fun walk from MacRitchie to Bukit Timah Hill. If you’re up for a bigger sweat, conquer Bukit Timah Hill at the end too. Join the walk with like-minded women, and get ready for a IWD 2020 workout!
When Saturday, 7 March, 7am – 11am
Where MacRitchie Reservoir
How much Free
Self-care and Intimacy for Women by Thomson Medical *POSTPONED*
Learn from a curated panel of (all-women!) female health experts on common health issues that women suffer from. There will be short interactive Q&A sessions and tea breaks in between. It’s a unique chance to learn how to protect yourself and overcome common conditions that plague womankind.
When Saturday, 7 March, 12noon – 4.30pm
Where #07-01 OUE Downtown 2, 6 Shenton Way
How much $10 per person, $8 each for 2 pax, $5 each for 3 pax or more
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Hafla by Dance to bliss Singapore
Hafla is an Arabic word meaning party or social gathering, and is part of a tradition where women have a safe space to have dance gathering, social events, and each other’s company. Come with friends and connect with new friends to dance the night away, and maybe give belly dancing a go!
When Saturday, 7 March, 7pm – 9pm
Where Mindful Space, #02-02 Block A, 10 Winstedt Road
How much $25 per member, $30 for non-members
Wining and Dining
Friday Ladies Night by Swiss Association of Singapore
Start off the IWD 2020 weekend with a Friday-night Ladies Night at The Warehouse Hotel’s perfectly curated Lobby Bar. Enjoy speciality concoctions and your favourite fine wines with your favourite ladies. Or simply spend your Friday night meeting new friends. TGIF!
When Friday, 6 March, 7pm – 11pm
Where The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road
How much Free for members, $10 for non-members
Afternoon Tea Buffet at L’Espresso
L’Espresso invites women to celebrate their achievements and milestones with their popular English Afternoon Tea buffet. The lavish spread offers sweet highlights including Jivara Earl Grey Raspberry pastry and savoury delights such as Pork Shepherd’s Pie. The pampering afternoon tea session complete with special chocolate-themed dessert spread will run from 8 March till 26 April. Enjoy it at a discounted price exclusively on 8 March. Take your daughter, mum, grandma, sis or gal pals out for a treat!
When Sunday, 8 March, 12noon – 2.30pm or 3pm – 5.30pm
Where L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
How much $38++ per person
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Thai Signatures Buffet Dinner at Blue Jasmine
Spoil yourselves with your favourite Thai dishes on repeat at the newly launched Thai Signatures Buffet at Blue Jasmine. Begin with refreshing starters and savoury appetisers on the buffet line. Then tuck into endless rounds of main courses including Tiger Cry Beef Salad, Crispy Lemongrass Seabass. Desserts such as Mini Mango Sticky Rice complete the feast. Usually only available from Wednesdays to Saturdays, the buffet is extended till Sunday, 8 March in honour of IWD 2020. Furthermore, ladies even enjoy an exclusive “Dine 4 Pay 3” promotion that weekend!
When Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 March, 6.30pm – 10pm
Where Park Hotel Farrer Park, Level 5, 10 Farrer Park Station Road
How much $58++ per adult, $29++ per child aged 6-12 years
Go Clean, Go Green Set Menu at Escape Restaurant and Lounge
Escape Restaurant at One Farrer Hotel honours the leading ladies in our lives with a delightful three-course set menu. For starters, enjoy wholesome farm fresh garden green salad or savoury wild mushroom soup. Choice of mains comprise of pan-fried Norwegian salmon or sous vide free-range chicken breast, with sautéed seasonal vegetables. As a sweet ending, choose either lychee rose cake or signature strawberry tiramisu. Specially curated by Executive Chef Marcus Tan, the Go Clean, Go Green Menu provides ample nutrition for women leading active lifestyles.
When 2 – 15 March, 12noon – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm
Where One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Road
How much $38++ per diner
Music and Fashion
International Women’s Week Showcase 2020 by Melange
Based in Singapore, Hongkong, and Jakarta, Melange is a premier fashion platform focusing on South Asia’s upcoming designers. This year’s IWD event theme is “Celebrating Women’s Achievements and Collective Individualism”. It will feature celebrated Indian designers and American fashion icon, Judith Leiber. A specially edit of Spring/Summer 2020 items will be on display. There will be something for any shopaholic in attendance!
When Thursday, 5 March, 10.30am – 7pm
Where Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard
How much Free
International Women’s Day Music and Market by DJ Honey
DJ Honey proudly presents a line-up of female DJs, live entertainment, and female-owned businesses in the historic surroundings of Kult Yard. Proceeds will be donated to Aware Singapore, and the event is kid- and pet-friendly. Join in for an afternoon of music, fun and ladies celebrating ladies.
When Sunday, 8 March, 4pm – 8pm
Where Kult Yard, #01-54, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace
How much Free
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How will you be celebrating IWD 2020?
From an educational evening to a delectable afternoon tea spread, this year’s IWD 2020 events are definitely worth being a part of. Whether you’re looking to spend an evening discussing the intricacies of gender inequality, or take a short yoga and meditation retreat with your best girlfriends, any opportunity to celebrate the milestones and achievements of women across the world and in Singapore shouldn’t be missed!