Naomi Wolf will be a guest speaker at the Women of the World Festival
In London, there are opportunities everyday for women (and men) to connect, learn and broaden their understanding of women in the world. Highlights include:
WOW Women of the World Festival
6 — 10 March, Southbank Centre
WOW is an annual global festival of talks, debates, music, film and comedy at the Southbank Centre. It is a chance to celebrate women’s achievements, and discuss the obstacles they face throughout the world. The schedule of events is eye opening in itself, with a diverse range of speakers and artists, presenting on a variety of compelling subjects. One notable speaker is the author, social critic, and political activist Naomi Wolf, who in her talk will be raising awareness of the inequities that exist in society.
For tickets or more information visit wow.southbankcentre.co.uk
The Forgotten Women of The War on Terror
7 March, 18.00 to 20.00, Osmani Centre
The status of women in the Muslim world is always topical, however little attention has been given to the women directly impacted by counter-terrorism policies. CagePrisoners, a human rights organisation is hosting a series of talks about the daily struggles of these forgotten women, which includes the wives of Guantanamo Bay detainees and the families of the prisoners recently extradited to America. Speakers include Victoria Brittain, former foreign editor of the Guardian.
For more information visit cageprisoners.com
International Women’s Day — Move Three Sixty
8 March 9.00 to 21.00, 8 Canfield Place
Move Three Sixty, a holistic health and fitness business is supporting women in London by reducing the cost of all one hour personal training, massage therapy, nutrition, osteopathy and rehabilitation sessions to £25. This is an opportunity for women to learn about their bodies and take away valuable information that will improve their understanding of how their particular body works.
For more information and booking visit movethreesixty.com
International Women’s Day Conference
8 March, City Hall
Hosted by London Mums, this conference will provide female entrepreneurs with business advice and guidance, networking and collaboration opportunities, and inspiration to help kick start or grow their business. London Mayor, Boris Johnson will be a guest speaker.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance by emailing [email protected]
Qantas Australian Woman of the Year Award
13 March, ME London Hotel
The winner of the Qantas Australian Woman of the Year award will be announced at an evening reception at ME London Hotel. This award promotes, recognises and celebrates the achievements of Australian women in the UK. The winner will receive a return business class ticket to Melbourne or Sydney and a perpetual trophy, and they will become an ambassador representing Qantas and Australian Business at a number of events.
For more information and tickets visit australianbusiness.co.uk
For further information on all International Women’s Day events visit internationalwomensday.com