WOW Australia

Past WOW Festivals

WOW at Festival 2018
to Apr 8

WOW at Festival 2018



6 - 8 APRIL 2018

"I am thrilled that WOW Australia will take place as part of the Gold Coast 2018’s Festival programme and hope it is the first of many WOWs to celebrate, challenge and contribute to the Commonwealth Games and its host cities and nations in the future. Through WOW’s dynamic and inclusive leadership, linking in with the world’s largest celebration of today’s modern, diverse Commonwealth, we’ll take even greater steps towards our collective vision for gender equality and a level playing field for women and men when we meet in Queensland next year.” - Louise Martin CBE, President, Commonwealth Games Federation

WOW at Festival 2018 took place at the Brisbane Powerhouse from the 6th to the 8th of April with a closing night performance at QPAC.

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WOW Melbourne 2017
to Mar 25

WOW Melbourne 2017

  • Footscray Community Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WOW 2017 – Women of the World Festival Melbourne was a three-day festival of critical conversations, music, film and performance, celebrating women and taking an in-depth look at the remaining challenges to gender equality.

Conceived by Southbank Centre and launched in London in 2011, WOW – Women of the World has been identified as the largest network of women in the world, with its festivals engaging and inspiring over one million women across five continents and cities in the US, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the UK, and Australia.

With Footscray Community Arts Centre being home to many international communities with both local and global contexts, WOW Melbourne mirrored this diversity in all of its intersections across themes, challenges and celebrations.

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WOW Katherine 2016
to Sep 18

WOW Katherine 2016

  • Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday 15th September - Sunday 17th September 2016
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre

The WOW - Women of the World - Festival is a global festival originating at London's Southbank Centre that celebrates the formidable strength and inventiveness of girls and women. For the third time WOW will be returning to Katherine, bringing the community together for a weekend of speaker's panels, mentoring, workshops, entertainment and fun. This year we have a wide variety of international, national and local speakers covering a range of topics relevant to Territory women and the unique challenges they face, from living remotely, managing loneliness and surviving in our changing environment to how Australian women can have a voice on local, national and international stages.

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WOW Brisbane 2015
to Jun 21

WOW Brisbane 2015

WOW was created by Southbank Centre London. Now an annual flagship event, WOW is a global force supporting women, action and change. WOW celebrates women’s achievements and takes a frank look at the lives of women and girls and the obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. WOW looks for solutions, inspires insight, energy and laughter, and builds new networks and communities of strong women.

WOW Brisbane, is part of the this global movement and is...

  • A festival of keynotes, talks, debates, performances, workshops, speed-mentoring, a marketplace, exhibitions and community-building

  • A catalyst for real change for many areas of women’s lives –politics, relationships, safety, economic participation, the arts, fashion, health, science, business and education

  • An opportunity to engage with international and national leaders and everyday heroes

  • A program focused on local needs and priorities where local women have chosen the themes, projects and speakers for their event

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