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BWW Cabaret Celebrates International Women's Day with a Look At Some of the Women from the History of Cabaret

Celebrating the achievements of the women in the cabaret and concert industry.

BWW Cabaret Celebrates International Women's Day with a Look At Some of the Women from the History of Cabaret March 8th is International Women's Day, a day that celebrates women's social, economic, cultural and political achievement and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity (per On this day, people everywhere turn their attentions to the accomplishments of the women among us who work equally as hard, every other day of the year. Still, in honor of the day, Broadway World Cabaret is looking at some of the women of the cabaret and concert industry who have made their mark in the industry, throughout the annals of time. While such a list could never be comprehensive, the BWW Cabaret team has approached the task of compiling video representation from some of the women of the industry seriously, choosing women no longer with us, women just starting out, and women who stand, today, as examples of what can be accomplished with some talent and tenacity. It is with great certainty that strong, empowered women will continue to shine their light on the nightclub industry and concert stage for decades to come that we share this sampling of some of the women of cabaret who have captured the public's attention over the years.

Here's to International Women's Day, and here's to the Women.

Visit the International Women's Day 2022 website HERE.

1. Diahann Carroll

2. Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway

3. Pat Suzuki

4. Isabelle Georges

5. Julie Wilson

6. Maria Wirries

7. Blossom Dearie

8. Bianca Marroquin

9. Kay Starr & Margaret Whiting

10. Kuhoo Verma

11. Dolores Gray

12. Doreen Montalvo

13. Christine Andreas

14. Shirley Horn

15. Sylvia Syms

16. Kaye Ballard

17. Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller

18. Eartha Kitt

19. Beegie Adair

20. Mabel Mercer

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