International Women’s Day celebrations this year involve all kinds of empowering seminars, workshops, and informative talks on important subjects that still plague the fight for equality in Malaysia. Started in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, it wasn’t until 1975 when the United Nations declared March 8 International Women’s day.
Here are four upcoming IWD events brought to you by Eventbrite.
1. Festival du Féminin KL 2019: A transformative journey for women by women by Heart Sanctuary
Born in France in 2012, the international event made its way to many countries worldwide and this year it comes to Malaysia – where women of different cultures, religions and races are living in peace and harmony together.
Our facilitators are coming from near and far: France, Japan, USA, Thailand, and of course Malaysia. There are more than 17 workshops to choose from with some of them are focusing on deep connection with yourself, and others focusing on physical and creative expression of our beautiful Self. There will also be women’s circles where you can connect deeply with other women in a small group.
Dates: March 23 and 24, 2019
Location: Impiana KLCC Hotel, Jalan Pinang, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50450
2. Women of Worth Series: Sex Ed by SPOT
You are cordially invited to attend the Women of Worth Series: Sex Ed Forum in conjunction with the 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration organised by SPOT Community, and the Soroptimist International Club of Petaling Jaya.
The Forum will focus on SPOT’s experience of running sexuality education workshops in Malaysia, and will invite esteemed panelists and attendees to discuss the valuable roles of women in elevating these efforts at home, in communities, and on a national level. There will also be question and answer sessions that will help parents, teachers and adults to understand what is happening ‘on the ground’ with their children. Please also join us for the launch of our SPOTLINE, a 24 hour call centre that focuses on providing sexuality education support to the public.
Register for this free event at: www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-worth-series-sex-ed-tickets
Date and Time: Saturday March 9 2019 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Triune @ KL Eco City, Jalan Bangsar, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 59200
3. Empowering Women Together with Avanade
We are excited to share with you the theme for Avanade Girl Geek Day ‘s event in celebration of International Women’s Day!
“Empowering Women Together”
Gender diversity is critical in today’s workforce, as it fuels innovation and growth. Through collaborative efforts, we can empower women as they pursue their goals in STEM industries. To celebrate and reflect how much has been achieved, we invite you to join Avanade Girl Geek Day ‘s event.
Avanade Girl Geek Day is an opportunity to listen and speak to our inspiring leadership team about Avanade and how to build a future for the next generation of female business leaders.
Agenda – During the event we will talk about gender diversity in the workplace and get perspectives from our women at Avanade and talent communities in general. In addition, we’ll feature a networking session with our leaders, showcase innovative tools for you to explore latest tech gadgets on display.
Register for this free event at: www.eventbrite.com/e/avanade-girl-geek-day
Date and Time: Saturday April 6 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: The Gardens Hotel, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City,Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territories 58000
4. Women Icons Malaysia by BERG Singapore
After successfully hosting the Inaugural edition Women Icons at Singapore in March 2017, followed by Women Icons Malaysia in Jan 2018 in KL and Women Icons Asia in Mar 2018 at Singapore, BERG Singapore is proud to present the 2nd edition of the Prestigious Platform – Women Icons Malaysia at KL on 28 March, 2019. (www.womenicons.com)
The theme this year is “Taking the challenge of Rising Populism and its Threat to Gender Inclusivity”
The goal is to facilitate a Thought Leadership, Recognition and Networking platform for women achievers across South & South East Asia. This will not only serve as a tribute to these women by celebrating their work, their life, and their contribution to society, but will also empower younger generations to work towards their goals.
Tickets are priced at RM577.45 and you can register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/women-icons-malaysia
Date and Time: Thursday March 28 2019 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Ampang, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 50450