WOW Katherine was held from the 16-18 September, 2016 at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre.
Women from across the Katherine region, the Northern Territory, and Australia came together to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of women and girls, and to participate in vital discussions around the issues, challenges and obstacles that can prevent women from achieving their potential.
This was the third time WOW was held in Katherine to further unpack the unique challenges facing contemporary women across Katherine, the Territory and Australia, from living remotely, leadership, and surviving in our changing environment, to how Australian women can have a voice on local, national and international stages.
“The gathering of the women of Katherine and across the Territory was significant in uniting us together: to learn from each other, to feel and heal the strength of each others differences, knowledge and expertise.” — Lisa Mumbin, Jawoyn Elder and Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre Board Member
Over three days, WOW Katherine featured a range of panels, hands on workshops, mentoring sessions and performances, promising to inspire, insight, energise, bring laughter, and build new networks and communities of strong women.
Participants experienced first hand the extraordinary stories and perspectives of international, national and local speakers from various backgrounds.
“I am thrilled by this wonderful invitation to create WOW with the amazing women in Katherine. The pioneering spirit of the town and region is well known and this festival gives a chance to celebrate the contribution of girls and women past and present and to contribute to the global debate on equality as an essential human right.” – Jude Kelly OBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre, and founder of WOW London