7 International Women’s Day Events You Can’t Miss

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March 7, 2017 | BY Rebecca Cairns

Be bold for change

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Photo: Courtesy of International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to promote change, highlighting the social, economic and political inequalities between genders. This year, the call for women all over the world to #BeBoldForChange is more important than ever.

Support the local community, meet some of Hong Kong's most inspirational ladies and contribute to positive change through these seven workshops and charity fundraisers.

Women’s Workout Tamar Park

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On International Women’s Day, head to Tamar Park for a post-work workout. Pherform is hosting a bodyweight session, and all money raised will go to The Women’s Foundation Hong Kong, which focuses on achieving gender parity.

March 8, 7.30-8.30pm, Tamar Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong, facebook.com

 Plukka x Just Campagne Trunk Show

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Nothing quite beats bubbles and bites, which is why fine jewellery designers Plukka and French leather brand Just Campagne have teamed up to present a trunk show complete with drinks and canapés from Pastis. Complimentary customisation of the two brands' jewellery or leather goods is available on the night with any purchase. 

5.30-8pm, Plukka Boutique, 114, 1/F Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Central

RSVP to HongKong@Plukka.com.

Manicures at Shanghai Tang

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Freshen up and treat yourself to a manicure at Shanghai Tang in Pacific Place. The luxury fashion retailer is celebrating women throughout March, and manicures are available in the four colours of their latest Naadam saddle bag--blue, red, white and black. 

March 8-31, 3-8pm, Shanghai Tang, Pacific Place, Admiralty 

Swire Women of Wine

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Get to grips with the world of wine and have all your questions answered by the professional winemakers and sommeliers on hand to give you a wine-derful experience. This workshop celebrates wines made by women from around the globe and invites some of Hong Kong’s very own experts to lead the event.

March 10, 5-9pm, HKGCC Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre, Admiralty, wowcharities.org

See also: Raise A Glass To The Women Of Wine This Week

Landmark Mandarin Oriental Art Exhibition and Auction

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Curated by Kayla Wong and Sean Lee-Davies, this photo exhibition celebrates 10 Hong Kong women who are leaders in their fields, including a car racing champion and an Olympian swimmer.

The portraits will be exhibited and auctioned throughout March, with the proceeds going to charity. The successful bidder won’t just receive a portrait—they’ll also get an exclusive experience, such as a cooking class with Asia’s best female chef or a mentoring session over tea with one of Hong Kong’s top models.

March 8-31, Mandarin Oriental, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0188, twfhk.org

The Busy Woman Project x Feel Good HK

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This supportive network of busy women and entrepreneurs is teaming up with Feel Good HK to celebrate International Women’s Day with a wellness variety event. In association with Be-Juiced, GuavaPass, Fityo, Jou Sun and more, the cycling, movement, nutrition and networking discussion workshops are a great way to rejuvenate while meeting some like-minded women.

March 11, 1-6pm, XYZ and The Hive, Central, Hong Kong, feelgoodhk2017.peatix.com

Women’s Five Hong Kong

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International Women’s Day isn’t just about a single day—positive changes can and should happen every day of the year. That’s why Women’s Five Hong Kong runs not for a day, but over five weeks. Sign up for the 5K race, and receive a five-week running and yoga programme to start making positive wellness changes in your life right away.

April 1, 7am-10pm, Aberdeen Country Park, Hong Kong, womensfive.com

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