WOW Friday Day Pass

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Celebrate ten years of WOW – Women of the World and dive into a day of talks and workshops exploring the most talked-about issues facing women and girls today.

WOW is home to inquistive, inclusive discussions where everyone is welcome, covering topics as diverse as finances, sex, global feminism and climate change.

Tackling the world’s tumultuous political landscape, highlights on Friday include a diverse line-up of brilliant speakers investigating politics, business and economics, alongside events exploring everything from motherhood to fashion.

This year WOW takes over Southbank Centre with the return of WOW Speed Mentoring, WOW Bites and the WOW Market.

Young people take centre stage – look out for the WOWsers! – and the building is alive with pop-ups and performances.

The WOW Foundation produces festivals across the world to celebrate women and girls, and raise awareness globally.

Led by Jude Kelly CBE, WOW festivals have reached two million people in over 15 countries, from Baltimore to Brazil, Cardiff to Karachi.

WOW festivals are presented by arrangement with Southbank Centre.

Dates & times

6 Mar 2020

where

Across the site

Pricing

£40
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£40

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
Find out more about our Concessions policy

need to know

Event information
Please note, some themes and conversations in Day Pass events may include sensitive content. We want everyone coming to WOW – Women of the World to be as comfortable as possible – attendees will be able to leave events at any time and there will be support on hand for anyone who needs it.

If you are attending with young people under the age of 18, please use your discretion when choosing sessions.

Ticketing
Day passes are available for Friday and Saturday. Each day features a different line-up, so you can buy passes for both or attend just one.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Related events
WOW 2020 also includes a programme of ticketed events to be announced later this year, including a tenth anniversary celebration on Sunday 8 March 2020 to mark International Women’s Day.

pass events

WOW 2020 Friday grand opening session in Royal Festival Hall
10:30 am
Fri 06 Mar 2020
10:30 am | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Start the ball rolling at the opening event of WOW - Women of the World’s tenth anniversary
Start the ball rolling at the opening event of WOW - Women of the World’s tenth anniversary
Sarah Blumenau, business tutor
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Communicate with confidence, clarity and impact in front of any audience after this masterclass
Communicate with confidence, clarity and impact in front of any audience after this masterclass
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Whet your appetite with amazing short talks, performances, readings and soapbox moments
Whet your appetite with amazing short talks, performances, readings and soapbox moments
Westminster Parliament
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
If women ran Parliament, what would it look like?
If women ran Parliament, what would it look like?
Audience at a talk event
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Parents often feel like they’re getting it wrong, but is there a right way to bring up boys?
Parents often feel like they’re getting it wrong, but is there a right way to bring up boys?
Badass Women from History at Southbank Centre
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
What can the traits of pioneering, trailblazing women teach us about how to change the world?
What can the traits of pioneering, trailblazing women teach us about how to change the world?
Hands used to create heart shape
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Who doesn't love a love story? Feel all the feels in this afternoon of love stories
Who doesn't love a love story? Feel all the feels in this afternoon of love stories
 Shahroo Izadi, author
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
If you're ready to make changes that last, you've come to the right place
If you're ready to make changes that last, you've come to the right place
Helen Lewis, journalist
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Journalist and author Helen Lewis asks whether well-behaved women ever make history
Journalist and author Helen Lewis asks whether well-behaved women ever make history
A busy football stadium
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
What’s the endgame for women in sport?
What’s the endgame for women in sport?
WOW's Executive Director, Daniella Jenkins
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Our finance experts explain how women can make the most of their money
Our finance experts explain how women can make the most of their money
Samra Habib, author and activist
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Be inspired by the courage, resilience and all-round awesomeness of the UK’s thriving Desi LGBTQ+ scene
Be inspired by the courage, resilience and all-round awesomeness of the UK’s thriving Desi LGBTQ+...
Layla Saad, writer
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Challenge your understanding of white supremacy and privilege in a thought-provoking session
Challenge your understanding of white supremacy and privilege in a thought-provoking session
 Elif Shafak, novelist
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Prepare to have your world rocked by people with major ideas to create radical change
Prepare to have your world rocked by people with major ideas to create radical change
Bolanle Tajudeen
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Delve into the genesis of black feminism in art with Bolanle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms
Delve into the genesis of black feminism in art with Bolanle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms
Corporates Office
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Corporates get frank about diversity and discuss why improvements must be made
Corporates get frank about diversity and discuss why improvements must be made
Damned if You Do and Damned if You Don't at Southbank Centre
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Whether you’re a mother or not, explore the impacts of motherhood for everyone
Whether you’re a mother or not, explore the impacts of motherhood for everyone
WOW Global Spotlights...
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
From Beijing to Brisbane, look past the headlines to hear stories from women across the world
From Beijing to Brisbane, look past the headlines to hear stories from women across the world
MacBook laptop, technology
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Discover the impact of tech on women and why gender matters in the digital age
Discover the impact of tech on women and why gender matters in the digital age
Sticky Labels: Women and the Mental Health System
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Join Bobby Baker to address why women have been branded everything from ‘witches’ to ‘morally insane'
Join Bobby Baker to address why women have been branded everything from ‘witches’ to ‘morally...
Hannah Pool, writer
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Our panel session invites you to explore who really benefits from forgiveness in the face of misogynoir
Our panel session invites you to explore who really benefits from forgiveness in the face of...
Skyline shot of Tower Bridge
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Ask what our mayoral candidates will do to improve the lives of women
Ask what our mayoral candidates will do to improve the lives of women
Jude Kelly at WOW - Women of the World closing session
5:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
5:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Round out the first day of WOW’s tenth year with special guest speakers
Round out the first day of WOW’s tenth year with special guest speakers