This International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8th March), hospitality businesses have come up with creative ways to support women in their own sector, as well as those around the world.
Shocking statistics from YouGov revealed that women’s confidence is the lowest it has been for many years. In fact, 25% feel that are going to fail in life, 26% feel they will never recover from the emotional impact of the pandemic and 34% don’t feel in control of their own life.
While the gender pay gap is decreasing, it still remains at 15.4%, having fallen from 20.2% a decade ago, showing that there is still plenty of work to be done.
We take a look at some of the hospitality businesses that are leading the way in empowering women, celebrating the positive impacts that they are having.
Sharing women’s journeys – The Grove
The Grove in Hertfordshire shared a glimpse into the stories of the women within their team. Taking a look at the women that shape the outstanding hospitality experience that The Grove offers, their stores were shared, as well as celebrating their achievements and experiences over the years.
Learn about female founders – St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys
St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar by Searcys have run a Champagne masterclass to raise a glass to leading women in the industry. With a tasting class and three-course dinner, customers can learn the stories of each female founder behind each bottle as they sip on some of the most famous champagnes.
Female takeover – Bad Boy Pizza Society
From March 8th – 12th, charismatic food producer, Seema Pankhania is taking over the kitchen at Bad Boy Pizza Society. Transforming it into Bad Girl Pizza Society for the week, she will also be serving up her own special-edition pizza, inspired by the popular Mexican dish lamb birria. All profits from the sales of this pizza will be donated to Refuge, a charity committed to ending domestic violence against women.
Female-designed menu – Nopi
The team at Ottolenghi’s Nopi created a special menu for the 8th March, bringing together the group’s leading female chefs and recipe developers. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the seven-course menu showcases the talent of the female chef team.
How hospitality businesses can get involved with International Women’s Day 2022
There are countless ways for those in the hospitality sector to support International Women’s Day 2022. Key messages are to celebrate women’s achievements, raise funds for charities, increase visibility and recognise inequality.
Click here to access resources and guidance that can help you to get involved and #BreakTheBias.
Holly brings a wealth of experience in both print and digital publishing and is very passionate about the hospitality industry.