Women of Monaco Lunch to celebrate International Women’s Rights Day in March

A special Women of Monaco luncheon held in honour of International Women’s Rights Day next month is to champion the thriving and supportive community of women of all ages and backgrounds that exists in the Principality. 

International Women’s Rights Day, a United Nations-backed event that both promotes and raises awareness on the status of women around the world, will be celebrated around the world, including here in Monaco, on 8th March.  

Originally conceived by Sandrine Knoell, CEO of Five Stars Events, the Women of Monaco Lunch concept has grown over the years to encompass the now popular Women of Monaco Club.  

The club, which will mark its first official anniversary this year, is a way for like-minded women with a connection to Monaco to meet up and form lasting friendships. 

“I think it is important for the women of Monaco not to feel alone, and to feel part of a community where we learn, share and grow,” says Knoell. “Many have been here for only a few years, and often don’t speak French, so this is a way for them to connect with other women, to make friends, to enjoy social events together, and to get support if they have problems.” 


Alongside the dining element, the upcoming lunch will feature works by Monaco-based designer and artist Camilla Ghione. A graduate of the Art Institute of New York, Ghione has built a career that combines her passion for art with a love of fashion through her sustainability-focused brand Art to Wear. The presentation of her creations will tie the two aspects together with a fashion show.

The lunch also serves a three-pronged purpose: to support the club’s chosen charity, the Princess Grace Foundation; to unite the international women of Monaco; and to give credit to women going the extra mile via the Women of Monaco Awards.  

The prizes will be given to stand-out personalities who excel in one of nine categories, namely culture, art, education, music, charity, image, career, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.  

For more information and bookings, contact:  pa@5starsevents.com


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Photo courtesy of Five Stars Events from the 2023 event