International Women's Day 2019: Friday March 8



Thank you to the Women of Yamamori!

Managing the floor, serving our guests, and taking care of the numbers.

Julie Ryan, HR, with floor manager Greg

Julie Ryan, HR, with floor manager Greg

In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, we’d like to give a special appreciation to our amazing staff.

Thank you for your work, contribution to our community, support as colleagues and friends, and the fantastic work that you do.

Yamamori currently employs 42 women, 7 of whom are senior staff. From front of house, management, kitchen, human resources, accounting and marketing, the women of Yamamori help shape our community.

Tomoyo, Chef and Baker, Izakaya

Tomoyo, Chef and Baker, Izakaya

There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.
— Michelle Obama



IWD, held on March 8 of every year, has been observed in different parts of the globe for over a century. Its’ origins are closely linked to labour movements led by women during the Industrial Revolution period in the early 1900s, and while an early incarnation of IWD was observed in the United States on February 28, 1909, it was first celebrated in Germany on March 8, 1914, and then marked a labour protest in Russia on March 8, 1917 as well.

Today, it is a globally recognized day of action, awareness campaigns, and a general celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women [source here]. 2019’s IWD theme is #BalanceforBetter. Learn more about the history, customs, and campaigns at

Gender parity is not just good for women, it’s good for societies.
— Angelica Fuentes, President, Angelica Fuentes Foundation [Mexico]