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Women’s History Month at The Lowry Hotel

Women’s History Month takes place 1st – 31st March 2023 and International Women’s Day is 8th March, the main campaign theme for this year’s Women’s History month is #EmbraceEquity. Confronting the global gender pay gap and gender equality has been at the forefront of the agenda for years, and this year’s Women’s History Month is another opportunity to explore the problem further and come together to seek solutions.

Did you know that approximately twenty-seven countries around the world consider International Women’s Day an official holiday, like a bank holiday?

International Women’s Day originated in the early 20th Century as women began to recognise the inequality they experienced, deciding to raise awareness and fight for their rights by whatever means necessary.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the current UK gender pay gap means that women are effectively working for free from when the year starts until 23 February, and women earn approximately 14.9% less, across all jobs.

This year for Women’s History Month at The Lowry Hotel, our Lowry Lounge & Bar has created a special cocktail, named The Mosco Martini, and 25% of profits will be donated to Girls Out Loud.

Girls Out Loud is a Charity that focuses on 'creating shining stars.' They are dedicated to raising the aspirations of teenage girls in the UK.  Girls Out Loud are passionate about empowering girls to find their voice. The programmes that they carry out are all about embedding more confidence, emotional resilience, self-assurance, and self-esteem.  In turn, this leads to real aspiration, real change and long lasting success.

Why is it called The Mosco Martini?

Maisie Mosco was born in Oldham and lived in Manchester. She wanted to study medicine; however, due to WWII and her mother’s illness, she was unable to carry out this goal, so instead, Maisie started teaching illiterate soldiers how to write. Writing stayed with Maisie, and throughout life, she published 16 novels, and wrote multiple stage & radio plays. Also, Maisie was an essential voice in the Manchester Jewish community as the editor of the Jewish Gazette

Maisie is an inspirational Mancunian woman, who overcame many difficult obstacles to become a hugely successful writer & editor. Girls Out Loud focus on inspiring young women through their ‘big sister’ and role model programmes, so naming the cocktail after a young woman who had overcame detrimental issues to achieve as much as she did, it’s quite remarkable and we hope to play our part in shaping the next generation of great women through our donations to Girls Out Loud.