Women Of The World Festival 2020 First Line-up

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will speak at Women Of The World (WOW) Festival 2020. Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will speak at Women Of The World (WOW) Festival 2020. Image: Facebook

Three days of fun, laughter, inspiration and reflection take over Brisbane for Women Of The World (WOW) Festival Australia 2020.


If you are a woman, identify as a woman, or know a woman - WOW is for you. WOW Australia 2020 imagines a future in which gender does not determine life’s outcomes. Through conversations, performances, panels, exhibitions, short talks and more, the festival will feature a huge array of local and international speakers, First Nation leaders and change-makers tackling the big issues for women everywhere.

Topping the speakers list for 2020 will be former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard alongside former Governor-General Quentin Bryce as well as performances from songstress Christine Anu, Spinifex Gum and many more.

"Uplifting, challenging and life-changing, WOW is a global movement supporting women and girls where they can share their stories, celebrate their extraordinary achievements, and find solutions to the many barriers that still prevent them from realising their full potential," Global Advisor for the WOW Foundation and Executive Producer of WOW Australia Cathy Hunt says.

"We want attendees to be inspired, learn new skills, go away and change the world."


Daytime conversations cover topics such as screen culture and women’s representation in the media, the impacts of digital disruption, beauty and body image, circular economy, politics and the future of democracy, action on the climate crisis and hearing from leading First Nations women on the importance for us all of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Quentin Bryce and Julia Gillard will reflect on their experiences, achievements and hopes for the future.

WOW was started in London in 2010 by the Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly CBE. It is now an independent foundation and events have been held in 30 locations across 5 continents. A global force supporting women and girls, action and change, WOW celebrates the achievements of women and girls and takes a frank look at the obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

WOW Festival 2020 is on at Brisbane Powerhouse 2-5 April. Tickets are on sale now, click here for more information.



WOW Festival 2020 First Speaker Line-up

Jackie Huggins
Bri Lee
Michelle Law
Madeline Di Nonno
Quentin Bryce
Leanne Kemp
June Oscar
Anisa Nanduala
Voices of Colour
Lydia Pearson
Hana Assifiri
Professor Sue Kurrle

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