• The global phenomenon WOW - Women of the World Festival arrives in Tampere 11.3-12.3!

    Women of the World Finland is an international festival, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere and examining the obstacles that keep them from fulfilling their potential.

    London Southbank Centre’s festival concept is now brought to the Nordic countries for the first time. The feminist festival will be held at Tampere Hall 11.3-12.3 and includes inspirational programmes ranging from panel discussions to galas and workshops in Finnish, Swedish and English.

    WOW creates a space where everyone can be heard. There are over 150 speakers and performers, including former president Tarja Halonen, business leader Lenita Airisto, musicians Erin and Maija Vilkkumaa, actress Anna Paavilainen, French lawyer Jeanette Bougraib, Zambian activist Beauty Katebe and former Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.

    “WOW offers a unique opportunity to take part in the discussion on gender equality, make an impact and get inspired. Many influential women are participating in the festival, sharing their thoughts, knowledge and experiences. Personally I look forward to the discussions with international activists” explains the director of The Finnish Institute in London Pauliina Ståhlberg.


    WOW Finland presents a programme that is open for everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or language. The panel discussion Women of Vision (11.3. at 4pm) and the speed-workshop session Breaking the norms (12.3. at 12.15 pm) are just some of the highlights from the English language programme.
    Full programme at: http://wowfinland.fi/fi/ohjelma/

    The WOW Market is the buzzing centre of the festival, where organisations, associations and businesses can introduce their activities, network with potential partners and explore new ideas.

    WOW Finland is part of the centenary celebrations of Finland 100 and is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Education and the Prime Minister’s Office. The festival programme is created by over 200 different organisations like UN Women, Zonta International and Business and Professional Women Finland

Thursday, 2nd March 2017