Today sees the launch of Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World festival line-up for 2018, supported by Bloomberg. This year more than ever, WOW will celebrate how far we’ve come and look at the big challenges that still lie ahead. Featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Laura Bates, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Dr Helen Pankhurst and Ruby Wax, as well as Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Anita Anand, Munroe Bergdorf, Vicky Featherstone, Mei Fong, Janice Galloway, Silke Grygier, Afua Hirsch, The Honey Colony, London Hughes, Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala, Doris La Trine, Hyeonseo Lee, Kathy Lette, Winnie M Li, Li Maizi, Dame Helena Morrissey, Anjula Mutanda, Lucy Jane Parkinson, Professor Gina Rippon, Jacqueline Rose, Angela Saini, June Sarpong, Ahdaf Soueif, Jordan Stephens, Sandi Toksvig, Sophi Tranchell, Zing Tsjeng, Tea Uglow, and more to be announced.
From #MeToo and No Grey Area, to Time’s Up and this month’s Golden Globes protest, the world has seen a historical shift in women standing together against marginalisation, to say ‘no more’. In the 100th anniversary year since the first British women won the right to vote, Southbank Centre’s eighth WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates the seismic changes brought about by women and men historically, and brings together the voices of women and girls of all ages to transform the future for gender equality and highlight solutions to modern day challenges.
From 7-11 March 2018, Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World festival welcomes everybody for a programme of more than 200 talks and debates, concerts, performances and workshops.