March is Women’s History Month, and we are celebrating amazing women who tirelessly give of themselves for their families, workplaces and communities. Take time right now to consider the women in your life who have had the greatest impact, and plan to take them out to lunch or dinner at i Ricchi as we celebrate the influence of women all month from March 8-31! While here, take a picture of yourself with your special women guests, post it on our Facebook page, show your server and receive a complimentary dessert!
Choose to support all women-owned, small businesses this Wednesday, March 8 for International Women’s Day. On this date, five years ago, I launched i Ricchi’s Women’s Club to encourage women to come together to do business, network and support each other. (Join the club by entering your information on the right!) This Wednesday we will once again offer the option of communal tables to enable women to sit together and more easily dialogue alongside each other.
As a woman restaurant business owner, I try to use my position to bring people together to break bread and to facilitate communication and understanding – especially among women locally and internationally. Read my story Through the influence of my daughter who, while working at the State Department, introduced me to phenomenally strong and accomplished women from the Middle East and the example of Vital Voices, a global organization that identifies and helps women leaders around the world, I have learned that as women we have far more in common than not. It gives me enormous pleasure to host a luncheon this week for the past and present Vital Voices Awardees. It is a unique opportunity to bring these women, who are effecting huge change in their countries, together to share insights and learn from each other.
We want everyone, men and women, to have the opportunity to meet and dine with Melanne Verveer, co-founder with Hillary Clinton, of Vital Voices. Melanne has devoted her career to helping women most recently as Ambassador to the White House on Women’s Global Issues and currently as Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Join us for Dinner with Melanne Verveer as she talks about her latest book: Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power & Purpose, Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm. Get tickets
Other informative AND fun events this month include Women & Whiskey Tasting, Wednesday, March 15 and our Women & Wine Tasting, Thursday, March 30. See Events page for more details