Women of the World 2014

5 Mar 2014 - 9 Mar 2014
WOW 2014 was packed full of events that celebrated the incredible achievements of women and girls and looked at the most potent topics for women at the time. It featured voices and stories from around the world and was bigger and broader than previous years, broaching a range of new subjects.

Almost 1000 women from all walks of life were part of the Speed Mentoring Programme. Speakers included Malala Yousafzai, Sandi Toksvig, Vivienne Westwood, Doreen Lawrence and Ruby Wax.

Talks covered topics such as sexual violence in conflict, fashion and sustainability, porn, gay rights and Beyoncé!

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Listen to Anna Burns discuss her Man Booker award-winning novel, Milkman
Read a short interview with the television presenter and comedian
Enjoy a very condensed version of Homer’s epic poem
From model to expert in animal behaviour, the remarkable career of this unique actress
Read an extract from Churchwell’s new book, Behold, America
The author discusses her debut book Ponti and taking The Odyssey away from the male gaze
How an increase in prizes is helping bring through more diverse voices
Take a look at the work of the Danish-Icelandic artist
The creative producer and director of Circus 1903 explain the show’s origins in this video trailer
The six authors read live from their shortlisted novels in this special podcast recording
Enjoy a special preview trailer of the performance
Take our interactive quiz to find out who you’d be in Homer’s epic poem
Enjoy a Spotify playlist of music crafted by the man behind the sound of the 1980s
The author on nature, writing, nostalgia, the 1930s and visions of England then and now
Isabella Rossellini, her dog Pan, and a collection of child’s toys. Welcome to a circus like no other
Yep, it's that time already. Discover ways to keep your little ones entertained, with us
Chosen by the National Poetry Library especially for the occasion
Find out why Haydn is the ‘King of Symphonies’, in this video
From living in exile to appearing in films, the author’s remarkable story

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WOW 2014 stories

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Dame Vivienne Westwood talks with Shami Chakrabarti about human rights