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This Wednesday is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate being a 21st Century woman and to call for change in the working world. D & D London have joined forces with Alice Olins and Phanella Mayall Fine of Step Up Club to host a series of foodie events throughout the day.

They’ll be starting the morning at German Gymnasium with the #YesYouCan brunch with Clemmie Telford – a strategist at Facebook, author of the blog Mother of All Lists and a mum. Whilst you feast on a traditional Mitel, European breakfast they’ll be an inspiring talk about how women can work and be mums at the same time – it’s time to champion getting things done in our own way.

At midday, they’ll be over at 100 Wardour St, with Melissa Hemsley for their #EatWellWorkWell lunch; reminding women that we need a break from work, we need to get away from our desks, to make time for personal space and good food in the middle of the day and not just grabbing a sandwich and eating al desko. Dishes include tiger prawns with citrus butter, crispy pork belly with celeriac and apple puree, iron age steak with chimichurri and crispy shallots and puddings like vanilla panna cotta and plum compote.

To finish, they’ll be over at Aster for a Nordic Tea with Helena Puolakka, Executive Head Chef at Aster and Kim Woodward, the new chef at Skylon to discuss what it means to be a woman in a high-pressure environment and how they rose to the top. They’ll of course be discussing their passion for food too.

It might just be one day, but it’s a day we can make a big change.

International Women’s Day is 8th March 2017.

Get tickets for all three events here