Join the Global Movement

WOW Baltimore is part of a larger global movement that celebrates women and girls as a force for positive change.

WOW Baltimore is a world-class event that will inspire, engage, and energize women and men in the Baltimore region by providing diverse forums for discussion and action to advance positive transformation for Baltimore and beyond.

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Celebrating all women who are gaining momentum to collectively make change, the WOW Festival will feature artists, writers, politicians, performers and activists to promote inclusivity, honor the strength and inventiveness of women, and actively break down societal barriers through events, workshops, lectures, debates, activities, and performances.

Our approach is both lively and serious, feeding the demand to discuss anything and everything!

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Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly launched WOW – Women of the World in 2010 to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day, as a major global festival that celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles they face, where hundreds of women’s stories could be shared, feelings vented, fun had, minds influenced and hearts expanded.

The ethos of WOW is to create a festival for everyone. It is bold and broad-based in its approach, both lively and serious, and feeds the demand to discuss anything and everything. It brings people together from all corners of society – both speakers and audience members – energizing and providing the inspiration and tools to make change.