WOW Friday Pass

Part of WOW – Women of the World

We bring you personal, local and global perspectives on the most relevant topics for women and girls today, with a special focus on business and the world of work. Expect talks, debates, workshops and practical tips on some of the most potent topics for women and girls, and the men and boys who support them.

WOW Friday includes everything from Code Switching, a session on how it feels to be a woman of colour working in a majority white space; explorations of women’s relationship to money from the global economy to your bank balance; International Activism, hearing from women and girls who are building global solidarity; and Stand Up to Stand Out, a stand-up comedy workshop from Funny Women. Plus leadership, debt, confidence, Badass Girls from History and much more.

Across the day you hear from thought-leaders, world-class speakers, and women and girls you may never have heard of but are changing the world. This is a time when female voices have become immensely powerful across the globe as a force for positive change – so come to WOW, debate the questions, and make new solutions together.

2018 sees the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, where some women in the UK could vote for the first time. We look at some of the stories of the women who paved this path for women’s rights, as well as looking at who didn’t get the vote at that time and why – and who still doesn’t.

WOW Friday also includes free events like our smash-hit WOW Speed Mentoring, and the WOW Market with ideas and products to fill your mind and your shopping basket, music, performance and networking opportunities.

Come to WOW Friday whatever your gender and whether you’re in employment or not.

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 happens all over the world from Pakistan to Finland, and from Katherine in the Australian outback to New York City. This will be the eighth WOW festival in London.

Dates & times

9 Mar 2018
  • 9:30 am

where

Various

Pricing

£30
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

Concessions

25% off
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Access
A number of events will be British Sign Language-interpreted and Speech-to-Text transcribed. Details to be confirmed in January 2017.

included events

9:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
9:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Hear keynote speeches from around the world addressing potent topics for women and girls
Hear keynote speeches from around the world addressing potent topics for women and girls
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Hear from international changemakers on how to turn your local activism into global change
Hear from international changemakers on how to turn your local activism into global change
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Business & Economics
What should every woman know about her finances? Find out at this discussion
What should every woman know about her finances? Find out at this discussion
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear from women at the forefront of sustainability and environmental policy, locally and internationally
Hear from women at the forefront of sustainability and environmental policy, locally and...
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear activists and policymakers discuss the role of women in war and peace-building
Hear activists and policymakers discuss the role of women in war and peace-building
Group of people watching movie in theater. Girls laughing and watching comedy movie.
Various times
Fri 09 Mar 2018
Various times | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Learn confidence and communication through this comedy workshop
Learn confidence and communication through this comedy workshop
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
How is the internet changing social and sexual norms for girls? Find out at this talk
How is the internet changing social and sexual norms for girls? Find out at this talk
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Join the conversation about diversity and hear author June Sarpong discuss its importance in business
Join the conversation about diversity and hear author June Sarpong discuss its importance in...
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Contemplate effective ways to champion women in business and dismantle outdated power structures
Contemplate effective ways to champion women in business and dismantle outdated power structures
11:30 am
Fri 09 Mar 2018
11:30 am | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Attend this session to discuss the facts of domestic abuse in the UK
Attend this session to discuss the facts of domestic abuse in the UK
1:15 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
1:15 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
What does a prison system that works for women look like?
What does a prison system that works for women look like?
Schoolkids raising their hands in classroom at school
1:15 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
1:15 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Does our education system reinforce gender stereotypes?
Does our education system reinforce gender stereotypes?
1:15 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
1:15 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Business & Economics
Debate whether traditional economics needs a feminist revamp
Debate whether traditional economics needs a feminist revamp
1:15 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
1:15 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Business & Economics
Contemplate effective ways to champion women in business and dismantle outdated power structures
Contemplate effective ways to champion women in business and dismantle outdated power structures
1:15 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
1:15 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hop on this whistle-stop tour of crucial media skills
Hop on this whistle-stop tour of crucial media skills
1:15 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
1:15 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Join this discussion about workplace harassment and what is being done about it
Join this discussion about workplace harassment and what is being done about it
3:00 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
3:00 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Unwind with a relaxing gamelan workshop during WOW
Unwind with a relaxing gamelan workshop during WOW
Closeup side view of group of software developers working late at IT office. There is African american woman with short blond hair in focus, her colleagues in background, blurry.
3:00 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
3:00 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
What compromises do black women have to make to fit in and at what cost?
What compromises do black women have to make to fit in and at what cost?
"An assortment of glasses of wine and beer including a classic pilsner flute, a sparkling wine glass, an American half pint glass, a weizen or wheat beer glass, an American pint glass, a white wine glass, and a red wine glass."
3:00 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
3:00 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
An open discussion group on the myths around women and alcohol
An open discussion group on the myths around women and alcohol
Concept of retirement planning with woman putting coins in glass jar for pension
3:00 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
3:00 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Everything you ever wanted to know about pensions but were too afraid to ask
Everything you ever wanted to know about pensions but were too afraid to ask
3:00 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
3:00 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear personal stories and join a discussion about overcoming shame
Hear personal stories and join a discussion about overcoming shame
Patient Having Consultation With Female Doctor In Office
3:00 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
3:00 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Health & Wellbeing
Find out how women can get the support needed for medical issues
Find out how women can get the support needed for medical issues
3:00 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
3:00 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
Business & Economics
Hear about the women leading a sustainable business revolution
Hear about the women leading a sustainable business revolution
4:30 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
4:30 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
Talks & Topics
WOW Friday closes with an in conversation featuring two special guests
WOW Friday closes with an in conversation featuring two special guests

shop WOW

A selection of our favourite shop items from the Women of the World festival

Afro Supa Sista Mug

Frida Kahlo Little People

Advantages of Being A Woman Artist Teatowel

Je Suis Feministe Tote Bag