Late 2014 appeared to be the catalyst moment for a resurgence in discussions about women equality, with campaigns like HeForShe making a global push for one half of the world to rise up as equals. March 8 is recognised as International Women's Day, and this year brings with it the same push towards female empowerment and celebrations of success across social, political, economical, and many other platforms that women have contributed to and changed for the betterment of everyone. So why not grab your gal pals together in Beijing and celebrate all things female, making for a splendid Sunday afternoon as Venus smiles down on these events below:

*All events dated March 8 unless specified otherwise.

International Women's Day at Great Leap Brewing
GLB want to raise their glasses to the women in Beijing with a fantastic four beer drinks special: clink any four beers on their boards with your lady friends, with all three locations offering this exclusive deal. RMB 100. Great Leap Brewing

The Fourth Annual WOW Awards
A special evening to recognize the extraordinary achievements of various women, both Chinese and from the foreign community, who have contributed various successes in Beijing and excelled in their professional fields. RMB 260, RMB 199 (advance). 7.30pm. Hilton Beijing. Read more on our blog here.

Women's Day Film Screening and Discussion at Crossroads: Nowhere to Call Home
Crossroads Centre organize a film screening followed by a discussion with filmmaker Jocelyn Ford and the documentary's main character Zanta. The film shows a rare glimpse into the lives of Tibetan farmers, in particular one who wishes for her son to have a better life in the city at the cost of losing traditional ways of life. 3pm. Crossroads Centre Beijing

Slow Boat Women's Day Tap Takeover and Fundraiser
赵燕, Tracy 王晨熙, and 何霄霄 are three talented brewmasters from Beijing who will tap their kegs in solidarity for International Women's Day by showing the viability of brewing as a trade for women, with all proceeds going to support The Starfish Project  a China based charitable organization that brings employment support and skills training to women. Slow Boat Brewery Taproom

I Am Woman
If you've ever had a crazy moment and felt like you were on the set of the classic Sex and The City TV series, come let your hair down and gossip as if Carrie and crew were in the room with you while Tribe serves up a spread of cocktails and other surprises to you and your gal pals. 7pm. Tribe Organic

International Women's Day at The Schoolhouse
A complimentary toast of mimosa, or a fresh glass of orange juice, await every gal who dines over at The Schoolhouse as a show of appreciation to the female staff and clients who bring the spirit of Women's Day with them. The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu

Lady's Tea Time
Swissotel Beijing is organizing a "ladies only" afternoon tea at their Flow & Lounge Bar. Get together with all your girlfriends and pamper yourself with health snacks and a special cup of coffee. RMB 88 per person. 1pm-5pm. Swissotel Beijing

Laugh While You Enjoy
In vino veritas, or rather instead of truth come sip a glass of 'beauty wine' as you enjoy a decadent buffet prepared Thai Chef Pronchai as he fires up a live bbq show alongside a spread of fresh juices and more. RMB 288 + 15 percent. 6pm. Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace

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