There’s plenty happening for the upcoming International Women’s Day 2023 – after all, the day is celebrated worldwide. So many events are held as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements. There are also rallies in support of women’s equality or for raising awareness on issues that need our time and attention.
It’s good to know that this year’s theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is ‘Embrace Equity‘. It’s about imaging a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. (More about the theme, and what exactly it means, and focuses on here.)
So where can you go for Women’s Day special lunches, coffee chats, networking meets or even sessions that help you empower your life in meaningful ways?
We have put together a list of sorts, and please feel free to mail us with details of events you would want this to be updated with.
IWD Event: An Cosán International Women’s Day Lunch
Friday 10th March 2023
The celebration will start with a drinks reception at 12:30 followed by a sumptuous four-course lunch. This will be a great opportunity to make new connections and friends and hear first-hand how the lives of women and families across Ireland are being transformed through An Cosán’s unique One Generation Solution. An Cosán cares for the whole person, providing a blanket of wraparound supports for adult learners, including early years’ education, financial support, IT support and 1:1 mentoring and counselling. In line with the United Nations theme for IWD2023, DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality, you will also hear how An Cosán is playing a pioneering role in Digital Inclusion with its network of over 50 digital champions across Ireland.
Starts: 10 March 2023 12:30
Ends: 10 March 2023 14:30
Location: InterContinental Dublin, Ballsbridge
International Women’s Day Breakfast
Wednesday March 8, 2023
International Women’s Day Breakfast with Guest Speaker Caroline Reidy, MD HR Suite
This will be a Breakfast Seminar at the Castle on Wednesday March 8th, and the guest speaker for the event is Caroline Reidy.
Caroline is Managing Director of the HR Suite and is a HR and Employment Law Expert. She’s a top trainer and mediator, is a former member of the Low Pay Commission and is also an adjudicator in the Workplace Relations Commission.
For her #IWD2023 presentation, Caroline will focus on ‘Tips to Maximising and Achieving Your Full Potential’ and how gender equity is so important for the social, economic, cultural and political advancement of women.
The event will also host a delightful continental breakfast in the Kentian Room with meats and cheeses, juices and smoothies and delicious fresh pastries.
Timing: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM GMT
Location: D15 RH92 Luttrellstown Castle Resort D15 RH92 Castleknock
International Women’s Day in Erris Coast Hotel
On Wednesday 8th March
Mfitness will be celebrating International Women’s Day in Erris Coast Hotel at 7:30pm with a special event. Entry to the event is free. Mfitness will cover four topics that will resonate with women. These include:
Turning Down the Volume on my Negative Thoughts –Marie Sweeney Khalifa, Owner The EduCoach & Mindset Coach for the Ladies Lifestyle Academy
• How to build momentum while hitting the snooze button – Mikie Sweeney, Owner MFitness, Exercise Coach & Sleep Expert for the Ladies Lifestyle Academy
• The Changing Role of Women – Siobhán Hennelly, Owner Autonomy Nutrition & Nutritionist for the Ladies Lifestyle Academy
• Balancing Exercise with a Hectic Schedule – Michael Doocey , Owner MFitness & Success Coach for the Ladies Lifestyle Academy
Coffee/tea and canapé’s for ladies in attendance will also be available on a complimentary basis.
This event is limited to 150 tickets and you can book your place to avoid any disappointment later on.
Timing: 19:30 – 22:00 GMT
Women on The Mic
Friday, March 8
The Tara Building in Dublin will be hosting Women On The Mic. It’s a partially open-mic live gig hosted by the hilarious Fionnuala Jones, which will see headline acts such as Emma Doran, Lilith Ferreyra-Carroll, Senita Appiakorang as well as members of the public take to the mic and let their lights shine bright.
While all genders welcome, this time it’s just those who identify as women who will be taking the mic (and the glory). Men are particularly encouraged to come and listen.
The Brave Within, Limerick
The Brave Within – Empowering Women to Rise, is an event for International Women’s Day designed “to reignite the bravery within and empower women to reach their full potential” and will take place on Sunday 5th March at 2pm in 1314, Limerick.
The event is for anyone who is “looking to reignite courage, network with like-minded women, or simply celebrate the Achaemenid of women everywhere.” It features “keynote speeches from Amanda Grace and Ciara McCullough – two amazing coaches and incredible leaders in their space – as well as a panel discussion with Trisha Lewis and opportunities for connection and fun.”
The event will start at 2 pm with prosecco on arrival and finish with a DJ set from DJ Olivia Chau.
Drink & Draw: Paint Frida Kahlo
Wed, 8 March 2023, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
This event, in celebration of International Women’s Day combines painting, music and drinking. Participants will get to create a painting of Frida Kahlo and 50% of profits from this event will be donated to Women’s Aid.
No experience is necessary to take part and their team will guide you through a painting to the sound of some funky tunes. There will be step-by-step instructions to help you create your own masterpiece.
The event is two hours long and there will be a bar in operation. You will be able to keep your canvas forever after the event.
Network Ireland Wicklow International Women’s Day Celebration
Wed, 8 March 2023, 11:30 – 15:30 GMT
This event offers the following activities for the day:
- Drinks reception on arrival.
- Attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect with like-minded professionals over a two-course lunch.
- The event will feature a presentation by Vibeke Delahunt, Head of Enterprise of the Wicklow LEO, on the range of business supports on offer for micro-enterprises and sole traders through the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow.
- In addition, there will be presentations on ChatGPT for business.
- Fashion show featuring the latest SS23 Collections from leading Irish and local boutiques.
- All attendees will receive a goodie bag!
- Raffle & spot prizes on the day in aid of Suzanne House charity. For more information on the charity – http://suzannehouse.ie/
- The event promises to be an exciting and informative celebration of women in business and is open to all members and non-members, so feel free to bring friends, family or colleagues along.
Find link here.
Arlen House – International Women’s Day Readings
Sunday, March 11
If you like to avail of some readings, curated specially for the day, dlr LexIcon and Arlen House have organised readings from new books from three of Ireland’s leading fiction authors:
Liz McManus, When Things Come to Light
Mary Rose Callaghan, Awkward Women
Anne Devlin, The Apparitions
dlr LexIcon Studio, Saturday 11 March at 2pm
Find link here.