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6 Of The Best Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day In Melbourne

By Rick Stephens
3rd Mar 2020

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women. And while we suggest you go that extra mile for the females in your life, this week also provides a platform for everyone to join in on the wider conversation that acknowledges women in all their diversities—be a part of of it at these five events. 

Sunday 8 March At MPavilion

MPavilion is in its final weeks for its 2019-2020 season, and they’re dedicating Sunday’s program to International Women’s Day. 

Join FAB9—a members workshop made up of engineers, designers and craftspeople—for a collaborative female-identifying makeathon kicking off at 10am. 

At 3:30pm, take part in a facilitated conversation titled Burn It To The Ground: Re-Designing The Political System. The all-inclusive afternoon brings several perspectives into one place, with speakers from The Melbourne School of Government, Democracy In Colour, youth activists along with specialists in system redesign. The floor will be opened up to anyone who wants to have their say through several workshops between the talks.

What: International Women’s Day at MPavilion
When: Sunday 8 March, 10am to 6:30pm
Where: Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
For more information,
click here.

Terminus Tap Showcase

The Terminus Hotel is celebrating the women behind the brews with a tap showcase this Friday evening. Expect frothies from Red Hill Brewery, Burnley Brewing, Modus Operandi Brewing along with the release of Two Birds Brewing’s Warrior Woman XPeachA

What: International Women’s Day Tap Showcase
When: Friday 6 March to Wednesday 11 March
Where: Terminus Hotel, 492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North

For more information, click here

International Women's Day BYO Picnic

Hip-hop artist, performer and activist Candy Bowers is throwing an evening picnic at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre this Thursday night. Bring along a plate, network, chat and maybe even sing with fellow picnickers and special guest Jane York of Big Sing Feminist. Entry is free but registration is recommended.

What: International Women's Day BYO Picnic
When: Thursday 5 March, 6pm to 9pm
Where: 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
For more information, click here.

General Assembly, How She Got There

The thinkers at General Assembly are putting on a free panel called How She Got There. Hear from a host of female leaders and entrepreneurs championing the digital and creative space, the challenges they faced, and how they did it. 

How She Got There is part of a larger, week-long program celebrating International Women’s Day. Tickets are free but registration is essential.

What: How She Got There
When: Thursday 5 March, 6pm to 8pm 
Where: Level 12A, 45 William Street, Melbourne
For more information,
click here.

VAMFF International Women’s Day Runway Lunch 

VAMFF’s International Women’s Day Runway Lunch returns to the grand surrounds of the Melbourne Town Hall. Join leading women in the industry for a fusion of food, drink, fashion and inspired talks through a series of panel discussions. 

What: VAMFF Internationa Women’s Day Runway Lunch
When: Friday 6 March, 12:30pm to 3pm 
Where: Malvern Town Hall, Corner Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern
For more information, click here.

Sum Of Us Studio | Market Day

Sum Of Us Studio is extending the celebrations for an extra week with a market day showcasing local, female-focused brands on Saturday 14 March. Your $10 ticket gets you a coffee, followed by some bubbles (of course) and a giftbag, but the real drawcard here is the opportunity to meet, mingle and collaborate with brand leaders and ambassadors from the likes of female entrepreneurial club, Lady Brains, Move Active yoga-wear and Nunchi Oils.

What: Sum Of Us Studio International Women's Day | Market Day
When: Saturday 14 March, 11:00am to 2pm 
Where: Sum Of Us Studio, 602 High Street, Prahan
For more information, click here.

Catch up on everything else happening Melbourne at our Things To Do section.

Image credit: Jamie Danielle | Unsplash

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