The Three Butterflies Lunch
The Three Butterflies lunch is an annual fundraising event to help empower women around the world to transform their lives and their communities.
The event brings together:
- trailblazing women who have made an impact in their field;
- aspiring future leaders;
- inspiring women leaders from Womankind’s partner organisations;
- and anyone else wishing to celebrate and support the empowerment of women worldwide.
In 2012 the Three Butterflies Lunch was held at the Savoy Hotel in London and included:
- Keynote speaker Professor Germaine Greer
- Andi Osho, Comedian
- Compere Jan Ravens, Actress and Impressionist
- Champagne Reception with entertainment from The Four Femmes
- Post event networking tea
Why The Three Butterflies?
Las Mariposas, or The Butterflies, were Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria Mirabal, sisters who opposed the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Born into a well-off family, they had comfortable lives, but felt they could not ignore the horrors of the regime and bravely spoke out, costing them their lives. In 1960 they were murdered by the regime.
The Mirabal sisters, and the butterfly image have become symbols of courage, dignity and strength for women worldwide. Please join Womankind Worldwide in supporting today’s butterflies.
Last year’s Three Butterflies Lunch
We held our our first Three Butterflies Lunch in November 2011. Pictures from the event…