International Women’s Day Luncheon 

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International Women’s Day, March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. Make IWD your day – everyday.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” – Gloria Steinam

Kathleen’s Waitan is the perfect venue for this year’s SEA International Women’s Day celebrations. Kathleen Lau is a trailblazer of Shanghai Restaurateurs, starting her first restaurant, Kathleen’s, in Guangzhou in 1996. She has since operated five restaurants in Shanghai, plus found time to start a magazine, That’s Shanghai, and write a book, Riding the Dragon: A Practical Guide to Living in Shanghai. The views overlooking the Huangpu River, the historic Bund, and the iconic Pudong skyline all compliment Kathleen’s Waitan’s modern yet classical style and delicious cuisine. We will be sharing the day with our friends from the American Club Shanghai, Brits Abroad, and the German Club. Raise a glass, enjoy food prepared by master-chefs, and spend an afternoon at one of the most loved restaurants in Shanghai.  

Please choose one option from each course:

Smoked Duck Breast 
Kale Quinoa Salad

Roasted Seabass
Grilled Australian Flank Steak
Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

Lemon Tart
Seasonal Fruit Plate


Friday, March 8


11:30am Registration, 12pm to 2pm


Kathleen’s Waitan
453 Waima Rd., 5th floor, near Xinmatou Jie
(metro line 9 to Xiaonanmen station, exit 3, about a 15-minute walk)


RMB 250 (includes welcome drink, 3 course meal, a glass of wine, and tea/coffee)


Please email by March 1. Under Subject type “Kathleen’s Waitan” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after March 1. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Ave Kaegi, wechat ID: AveKae.