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Part of WOW – Women of the World

Hear personal, local and global perspectives from women about business and the world of work in WOW Friday.

Spend a day enjoying talks, debates and workshops and getting practical tips. Topics cover everything from jobs, leadership, confidence, childcare and the benefit system, as well as sex, fashion and race. We also consider what globalisation, Trump and Brexit mean for women and girls.

Throughout the day, hear from leading thinkers and world-class speakers alongside new voices of women and girls who are changing the world. This is a time when female voices have become immensely powerful across the globe as a force for positive change.

Come and have your say at WOW ; debate the questions and discuss possible solutions.

In 2017, Southbank Centre celebrates the Nordic nations, and at WOW we explore what we can learn from these countries that consistently top the gender equality indexes. Expect to learn more about how the Nordics have prioritised gender equality and the impact this has had, and consider what other countries are missing out on.

WOW Friday also includes free events such as our popular WOW speed mentoring and the WOW Market with ideas and products to fill your mind and shopping basket. There is also music, performance and networking opportunities.

Whatever your gender or employment status, you're welcome at WOW Friday.

A number of events are British Sign Language-interpreted and Speech-To-Text transcribed. Details will be confirmed in January 2017.

WOW – Women of the World is Southbank Centre's festival celebrating women and girls, and looking at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. It was founded by Jude Kelly at Southbank Centre in London and takes place all over the world from Pakistan to Finland, Katherine in the Australian outback to New York City. This is the seventh WOW festival in London.

WHERE

Various

PRICING

£22

Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing
Day Pass £22

Event information
Some talks include sensitive content.

Timings and venues are subject to change.

More speakers to be confirmed.

Further programme additions to come in upcoming months.

Access
Access tickets for people requiring British Sign Language Interpretation and Stage to Text Interpretation are available here.

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Artists & Thinkers
4:30 pm, 10 Mar 2017
See Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly talk to two women who have taken huge life risks
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Gender Politics & Equality
4:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Spend time with mentors to harness your political potential
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Politics & History
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Come and hear about the courage, intelligence and willpower of some of our greatest foremothers
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Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Get tips and advice on how to develop your political voice as a woman
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Business & Economics
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
How does it feel to be a black woman working in a majority white work space?
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Society & Activism
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
How do you turn adversity into a force for good? Four women tell their stories
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Business & Economics
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Come and learn how to make smarter decisions with your money and avoid common mistakes
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Business & Economics
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Discover how women are using tech to change the world – and encouraging more girls to join them
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Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Learn about the Nordic approach to prostitution and the challenges within their laws
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Get a taste of what technology can do in this practical session with Dr Sue Black OBE
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Gender Politics & Equality
3:00 pm, 10 Mar 2017
What risks and realities are inherent in being a 21st century woman?
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Gender Politics & Equality
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Women with long political careers bring their collective experience to WOW in this talk
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Business & Economics
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Learn about gender-based pension inequalities and what you can do to protect yourself
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Global Culture & Ethnicity
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
What does feminist foreign policy mean and what are its objectives?
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Business & Economics
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Come and find out why diversity could be good for your bottom line
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Get tips on how to hear and trust your intuition, and picture how to follow it to career success
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Re-examine what it means for a woman to be in charge, with this selection of short films
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Business & Economics
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
After years of public sector cuts and more to come, how have local authorities and councils had to adapt
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Health & Wellbeing
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
How do women experience crisis and survival?
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Disability & Inclusivity
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Hear a panel of artists and industry experts on putting women’s stories centre stage
1:15 pm, 10 Mar 2017
Develop skills in radio and television broadcasting in this workshop-style session.
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Business & Economics
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
Debate the pros and cons of the Brexit result with leading UK political voices
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Gender Politics & Equality
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
What can UK-based activists learn from their international sisters?
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Gender Politics & Equality
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
Find out how imposter syndrome is connected to gender and inequality in this talk
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11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
Do you want to ask for a pay rise but unsure how to go about it?
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
Learn the skills to help you step into the spotlight and take up space in this taster workshop
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Gender Politics & Equality
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
The path to justice for victims of rape or sexual assault is not an easy one anywhere in the world
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Nature & Environment
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
Hear from women leaders in sustainability and environmental policy, locally and internationally
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Business & Economics
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
What barriers do women face in getting their hangs on the purse strings?
11:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
Come along to this peer support group for mother-artists
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Business & Economics
9:30 am, 10 Mar 2017
What do the events of the last 12 months mean for women and girls?

before & after

Exterior view of Wagamama, Southbank Centre
Inspired by canteen-style Japanese noodle bars, Wagamama delivers lively pan-Asian food
Feng Sushi delivers award-winning, sustainably sourced Japanese food