San Diego Celebrating the Ladies on International Women's Day!

posted by Sara Bartlett -

March is Women's History Month, but Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day. San Diego has no shortage of events to celebrate.

From 5p.m. to 7p.m. Women’s Empowerment International will host a slideshow at the Women's Museum of California in Liberty Station about the group's recent trip to Haiti and learn about how we can empower women in Haiti and around the world through local leadership.

At Studio Kitchen in Mission Hills, five of San Diego's most highly regarded female chefs will prepare a five-course dinner, paired with wine. Entitled "Grit and Grace," it starts at 6p.m. and all proceeds go to Women Empowered, a group that promotes economic and social empowerment of women.

In the East Village, 10Barrel Brewing Company will be donating 100% of the proceeds from their "Pantsuit Sour" pomegranate beer, and a portion of proceeds from all beer sales, to local women's non-profits. 

Throughout the month of March, there are several other events going on.  It includes UCSD Women's "Herstory" Month, with panels featuring women’s stories and experiences that have gone untold and unacknowledged. 

A Dare to Dream Luncheon will be held March 21st at Sony Electronics in Rancho Bernardo, where Naomi Tutu, daughter of human rights activist Desmond Tutu will be the keynote speaker. The event is a part of San Diego Women’s Week, organized by North San Diego Business Chamber. 

A Leadership Conference at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in Mission Valley on March 23rd will feature speakers including Auschwitz survivor Edith Egar, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan and actress Kim Coles.

Ladies Rock San Diego in North Park will hold a rock camp at the Queen's Bee Art and Cultural Center on March 25th. Women over 18 can learn to play an instrument, with proceeds from the camp benefiting Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, a nonprofit that uses music education to empower girls.


Photo Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

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