New Zealand is home to some downright legendary women—not least of whom is our very own Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. And while we have amazing women across the business, arts and political world, chances are, you see a legend every single day. Whether it’s someone you’re sitting next to at work, your best friend or even your mum, New Zealand is filled with amazing women.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, we’ve rounded up some things to do to make the most of this special day.
Buy Some Undies
One business making a difference is I am Eva. Founded by two women, Kylie Matthews and Michele Wilson, their underwear is designed to be worn during a woman's period as they’re specially designed to hold menstrual flow. Better for the environment, the fabulous business also donates 5% from each pair sold to ending period poverty. You also have the option to gift a pair to a woman in need.
Attend Ladies On Tables
Celebrating women and women in music, Ladies on Tables brings together four of Auckland’s top DJ’s performing in the Pioneer Women’s Hall at the Ellen Melville Centre. Kicking off at midday, the free event is hosted by Zonta, with guest speaker Adriana Christie. Christie is an advocate for human-centric design decisions based on empathy and standing for those with disabilities, children, the elderly as well as the environment.
Make A Donation
There are many ventures in New Zealand doing their part to help make the lives of girls and women better. Whether it’s ten dollars or a hundred you can spare, you can help make a difference. Women’s Refuge is dedicated to keeping women and children safe, SOUL helps girls find the power to be themselves in both face-to-face and online relationships, Dress for Success inspires women to take charge of their lives (you can donate nearly-new professional attire too), The Aunties provide material needs for women and children and Look Good Feel Better is a public service program focusing on the visible side effects of cancer treatment.
Send Something Special
Celebrate that woman you admire by sending them a treat this International Women’s Day. Whether it’s a cake from Jordon Rondel’s The Caker or flowers from Rosie Holt’s Rose Tinted Flowers, she’ll appreciate the thought.
Head To Vodka Room
In celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, Vodka Room keeps the party going all weekend long. The Russian bar wants to empower and celebrate the strong women in your life, with caviar, high-tea, and champagne finished with some karaoke in one of their luxury private rooms. They’ll have all the ingredients to help any and every woman relax and feel appreciated.
Attend The Milk And Honey Festival
International Women's Day coincides with the beginning of the Milk and Honey Festival. Join more than 20 of New Zealand’s finest female artists at their two Auckland shows. The Powerstation and Whammy Bar will host some of the country’s most inspiring artists from Tami Neilson, Nadia Reid, Carb on Carb, and CHAII. Milk and Honey blossomed from the radical thought of a festival where most of the acts and crew members are females and their raw talents. The gig promises to be a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment so you can celebrate Women’s Day with peace of mind.
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