International Women’s Day
WOW: WHAT NOW?
Thirty of our Year 10 students participated in South Bank’s Women of the World Festival on 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day. Students heard from a truly inspirational panel of speakers, performers, activists & thinkers that included:
- WOW founder Jude Kelly CBE
- Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
- Gina Miller, who challenged the government's authority to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval.
- Rizzle Kicks musician Jordan Stephens on toxic masculinity.
- Temi Mwale, founding director of youth-led social enterprise The 4Front Project.
- Scarlett Curtis, curator of the anthology Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) and founder of The Pink Protest.
- Julia Gillard, the first female Prime Minister of Australia, discussed leadership, resilience and misogyny.
- And Rosie Jones, Stand-up comedian
Part 2 launched with a performance from cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson plus…
- Jude Kelly in conversation with Actress Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones star and co-creator of new creative collaboration app Daisie.
Future Proofing Women’s Finances– Another insightful panel discussion with key figures from: The Chartered Insurance Institute, Money Saving Expert and Incredible Brilliant Youth.
- Iconic singer, activist and humanitarian Annie Lennox led a conversation on global feminism with speakers including anti-FGM activist Nimco Ali and Finland's first female president Tarja Halonen.
Gumley is proud to have been involved with WOW since its launch 9 years ago.