WOW Festival | Some Of The World’s Raddest Women Discuss Women’s Biggest Challenges
Prepare to be WOW’d.
Because arriving at the South Bank Centre next March are some of the world’s coolest, funniest, bravest, and most inspiring women – speakers, activists and performers alike – who are gathering together as a celebration, but also to have a frank, and honest discussion about the major, worldwide obstacles that still face women and girls today.
It’s all happening as part of Women Of The World Festival which, as it happens, was set up back in 2010 for exactly that purpose. Now entering into it’s 10th year, it’s proudly reached over 2 million people across 17 countries, with a whopping 65 festivals under it’s belt. It’s also helped to kick start some pretty cool real life changes, like the founding of the Women’s Equality Party back in 2015.
The festival is split up into two days – Friday and Saturday – with individual passes available for each. Friday’s focus will be the world’s increasingly unstable political landscape; business and economics; as well as a couple of other events on motherhood and fashion. Saturday on the other hand will see discussions on reproductive rights; leadership; ageing; and climate change.
In particular you’ll find talks from the likes of author and journalist Naomi Wolf; comedian and host of The Guilty Feminist podcast Deborah Frances-White; writer and activist Scarlett Curtis; actress and comedian Shazia Mirza; and many many more.
Both days will also see the usual WOW Speed Mentoring sessions (15 minute slots with various experts in their field); WOW Bites; and the WOW Market. There’ll also be a number of slightly larger, evening events – like a special International Women’s Day edition of Letters Live; or a talk with acclaimed writer and broadcaster Emma Dabiri on her book Don’t Touch My Hair – although you’ll need to book into those separately. And they’re selling fast, so you’ll probably want to do it like…
NOTE: Women Of The World Festival 2019 is running from the 6th until the 8th of March 2020. Tickets for either the Friday or Saturday cost £40. You can find out more information, or book, via their website HERE.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
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