International Women’s Day 2023 takes place this March and it is set to highlight the achievements of women throughout the industry, as well as promoting the importance of embracing equity.
Here’s everything you need to know to celebrate International Women’s Day in hospitality.
When is International Women’s Day 2023?
International Women’s Day 2023 takes place on Wednesday 8th March. It is a day of celebration of women’s achievements around the world. This year’s mission is to help forge a gender equal world, with the hashtag #EmbraceEquity being shared.
Vandita Vaidya, Technical Manager at Oceans spoke about the importance of organisations offering gender diversity within leadership roles.
She said: “Times are changing, and perceptions of leadership are too. It’s not about who you are and what you look like, it’s more about your capability. I want to grow, explore and challenge myself each day and be an example to all the women out there who want to work. There are organisations, like Oceans, which is part of Accrol Group, which will help and support you to fulfil your dreams.”
International Women’s Day in hospitality
Throughout the hospitality industry, many are celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 Here, we take a look at just some of the inspirational women that we have had the pleasure of speaking with in the hospitality industry.
Louise Palmer-Masterton – Stem & Glory
Louise is the Founder of Stem & Glory; a 100% plant-based restaurant and catering company, with locations in London and Cambridge. Having thought about opening her own restaurant for a while, in 2016, Louise decided to design her own plant-based menu and open her restaurant at a central Cambridge location. Her business has expanded rapidly, including additional locations and even a ready meals project.
Liz Wilson – Ma Baker
Liz is the Founder of award-winning micro bakery and bread school, Ma Baker. Having found a passion for bread making, Liz decided to change career from being a primary school teacher to launching her own experience-based hospitality business. Her approach has enabled her to grow a community, while selling bread and running her own courses.
Keshia Sakarah – Caribe
Keshia is the owner of Brixton-based Caribbean restaurant, Caribe. Having begun with pop-ups and kitchen takeovers, Keshia decided to open her own business to showcase Caribbean food in the UK, in a way that it hadn’t been done before. To grow engagement, Keshia has created DIY kits, shared cooking tutorials on YouTube and has even launched her own cookbook that celebrates the heritage of dishes.
How can hospitality businesses get involved with International Women’s Day 2023?
Getting involved with International Women’s Day 2023 is easy. Whether you have a story of an inspirational female founder, share an interview with a female member of your team, or speak with women that visit your establishment about the things they like most about a brand – there are plenty of ways to get creative and support gender equality.
Learn more about International Women’s Day 2023
Holly brings a wealth of experience in both print and digital publishing and is very passionate about the hospitality industry.