Women of the World Festival, March 8-10

WOW is London’s Southbank Centre’s annual global festival where women and men of all ages and backgrounds celebrate women’s achievements and discuss the obstacles they face across the world.

The festival covers all fields including politics, the arts, economics, fashion, science, health, sport, business and education.

On Friday 8 March the WOW weekend kicks off with a day of talks and seminars by leading businesswomen, award-winning entrepreneurs and key policy-makers. They share their knowledge and experience, focussing on business and the world of work.

Gigs, talks, dance and performances will be announced over the next few months – keep checking southbankcentre.co.uk/wow for more details.

Friday 8 March

Sessions focussed on business, policy and the world of work include:

Masterclasses on how to ask for a pay rise, dealing with head-hunters and how to get the best out of networking.

Discussions about quotas and diversity in the boardroom in executive and non-executive roles with the people who are making the decisions and shaping the policy.

Talks from the top-selling business authors. Get advice on achieving work/life balance and whether ‘having it all’ is an outdated concept.

Workshops on starting your own business and the chance to brainstorm your ideas with leading entrepreneurs.

Networking opportunities throughout the day.

A day pass will give you access to all of the talks and debates for that day for £12 (concessions £6)

Saturday 9 March

Talks, debates, seminars, workshops and Q and A sessions on a huge range of subjects including:

Activists and campaigners from the Middle East talking about women’s role in the region.

A celebration of the women that really made these Olympics and Paralympics the best yet for the girls.

The Under 10’s Feminist Corner – bring your under 10!

Sunday 10 March

Talks, debates, seminars, workshops and Q and A sessions on a huge range of subjects including:

Conversations between the sexes chaired by leading male psychologists.

The politics of Afro hair.

Body image uncovered.

Investigating sexual violence in conflict.

Three-day passes can be booked for £30 (concessions £15)

WOW is London’s Southbank Centre’s annual global festival where women and men of all ages and backgrounds celebrate women’s achievements and discuss the obstacles they face across the world.
The festival covers all fields including politics, the arts, economics, fashion, science, health, sport, business and education.
On Friday 8 March the WOW weekend kicks off with a day of talks and seminars by leading businesswomen, award-winning entrepreneurs and key policy-makers. They share their knowledge and experience, focussing on business and the world of work. Gigs, talks, dance and performances will be announced over the next few months – keep checking southbankcentre.co.uk/wow for more details.

Friday 8 March
Sessions focussed on business, policy and the world of work include:
Masterclasses on how to ask for a pay rise, dealing with head-hunters and how to get the best out of networking.
Discussions about quotas and diversity in the boardroom in executive and non-executive roles with the people who are making the decisions and shaping the policy.
Talks from the top-selling business authors. Get advice on achieving work/life balance and whether ‘having it all’ is an outdated concept.
Workshops on starting your own business and the chance to brainstorm your ideas with leading entrepreneurs.
Networking opportunities throughout the day.
A day pass will give you access to all of the talks and debates for that day for £12 (concessions £6)

Saturday 9 March
Talks, debates, seminars, workshops and Q and A sessions on a huge range of subjects including:
Activists and campaigners from the Middle East talking about women’s role in the region.
A celebration of the women that really made these Olympics and Paralympics the best yet for the girls.
The Under 10’s Feminist Corner – bring your under 10!

Sunday 10 March
Talks, debates, seminars, workshops and Q and A sessions on a huge range of subjects including:
Conversations between the sexes chaired by leading male psychologists.
The politics of Afro hair.
Body image uncovered.
Investigating sexual violence in conflict.

Three-day passes can be booked for £30 (concessions £15)



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