Women of the World 2012

7 Mar - 11 Mar
WOW 2012 asked, what obstacles exist that prevent women from realising their potential and what can we do to change these? The festival was made up of talks, debates, music, film, comedy an conversations that celebrated the talents of women, young and old, from all walks of life and all parts of the world.

We heard fascinating stories from women breaking the mould in science, enterprise, law, the arts, health, activism, education, politics, sport, fashion, finance and family life.

There were speed mentoring sessions, free music, a crèche, great food, a market place and much more to be discovered and experienced.

Contributors included, Ruby Wax, June Sarpong, Annie Lennox, Emeli Sandé, Katy B, Shami Chakrabarti, Hannah Pool and Dawn Porter amongst many others.

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Kicking off the second WOW Festival's speed mentoring programme with a speech from Cherie Blaire
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For the first time in history, all five UK and NI poet laureates are women

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A selection of our favourite shop items from the Women of the World festival
Somali land Tote Bag

Somaliland Bag

Feminist T-Shirt

Japan Chocolate

Little People: Coco Chanel