WOW 2013

WOW! London, Sydney, Katherine 

What a coup! In 2013 the global festival, Women of the World (WOW), came to Katherine. 

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WOW - Women of the World - Katherine.

The festival celebrates the amazing achievements of women across the world and is the brainchild of Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the prestigious cultural organisation, Southbank Centre, London.

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine, was chosen as one of only two Australian sites to host a WOW Festival, the other being the Sydney Writer’s Festival.

WOW – Women of the World – Katherine 2013 highlighted the incredible achievements of the region's women, in particular those of women who thrive on living in remote Australia and where there have been collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. 

The weekend was a resounding success with over 400 delegates participating in the talks, debates, speed mentoring and workshops and enjoying the music and comedy. 

Recognised and emerging international, national and local female talent told their inspiring personal stories of success and challenge in many fields: politics, the arts, economics, armed services, fashion, health, sport, business and education.

WOW will be held again in 2014, 12-14 September 2014.

‘…..inspiring. A wonderful organising team and great to see Aboriginal content in everything and the community working together.’
– Delegate, WOW