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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 LondonSadiq 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
Julia Gillard, the first female Prime Minister of Australia
Rizzle Kicks musician Jordan Stephens

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.

Financial Future Proofing Panel
  • 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.
Our Year 10 Student Group

Gumley is proud to have been involved with WOW since its launch 9 years ago.