The Body Shop is celebrating International Women’s Day with a weekend of workshops and talks about female empowerment…
International Women’s Day isn’t just a day; it’s a portal through which women get to celebrate themselves and connect with female communities across the globe.
Communities where we feel at home, are safe spaces where we can talk openly about any issues affecting us, and share our challenges as well as our wins.
While digital communities are great, there’s nothing like meeting up in real life (and getting an IRL hug) to make you feel supported and nurtured.
Thankfully, The Body Shop (which has always used its ethical business model to empower women and their communities across the globe) is hosting a weekend of activities. Running from 9-10 March in Shoreditch, East London, Celebrate She will place female empowerment at the top of the agenda.
The weekend will feature an installation by talented illustrator Laura Callaghan (whose work is pictured above), plus ‘A She In Every Shea’ exhibition.
This special exhibition highlights the female communities in Ghana supplying the Community Trade Shea butter that’s been a regular skincare staple at your local The Body Shop for more than 25 years.
There will also be a ‘Self-care Sanctuary’, where you can enjoy complimentary pampering treatments, from express mini-facials to hair braiding.
In addition to the free Celebrate She space, there’s an amazing line-up of #empowHER talks and workshops.
These ticketed talks and workshops (ranging in price from £10-£15) will cover everything from starting the day with a morning yoga session, to discussions on body confidence, achieving your career goals and channelling your game face (even if you’re really shaking in your boots).
And if you fancy a little retail therapy at the end of your experience, £10 of the ticket price can be redeemed on any The Body Shop products bought on the day.
The weekend’s roster of speakers reads like who’s-who of women you’d have at your dream dinner party including activist and model Pixie Geldof, and presenters Laura Whitmore and Clara Amfo.
Check out The Body Shop page for the full line-up of guest speakers and panel guests.
Sessions are filling up fast though, so book your tickets here to avoid disappointment.
You’ll also be able to take advantage of special event discounts.
Whether you’re buying a beauty purchase for yourself or picking up a gift, you’ll get 25% off and be in with the chance to enjoy a free goody bag worth £30 (with purchases of £25 or more).
Grab a friend and make the most of a weekend that celebrates what International Women’s Day is truly about.
For more information and to see the full timetable of workshops and talks including prices, visit The Body Shop.