This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on March 8, with the campaign theme being #EachforEqual. In celebration of women power and sisterhood, some F&B establishments have rolled out IWD events, such as Tuscan-Italian restaurant Monti at Marina Bay. It has unveiled a one day-only Bottomless Brunch, You Go Girl, on March 8 (from 11am-3pm),  with half of the proceeds to be donated to Singapore’s gender equality advocacy group, Aware.

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However, before you troop down to commemorate the day with great food, as well as cocktails skilfully prepared by two special female guest bartenders – Christyne Lee, Head Bartender of Tess Bar & Kitchen, and Macarena Rotger, The Other Roof’s lady boss – find out more about the perspectives of fellow women leaders, as they weigh in on the topic of gender equality.  

Below, we speak to seven women from different industries to find out what #EachforEqual means to them, why equality is essential in the workplace, and how their businesses are moving towards creating a more gender-diverse world.

(Related: International Women’s Day 2019: Advice from female leaders at the top)