Being a Woman of the World is just WOW.

My friend also volunteered at WOW! Her post reminded me of my initial inspiration for re-capping my WOW experience.

Initially, I was going to call it ‘The Day Kathy Lette Touched My Face’. I had the privilege and honour of being the Time Keeper and usher for Ask Kathy Anything. While Kathy was in-between sessions, I asked if there was anything I could help with, and she asked me for a cup of tea and a salad, while putting her hand to my face and calling me ‘lovely’. Once I obliged her demure request, I hurriedly messaged my Mum and bragged about having upon the face of God Herself! The main message Kathy left us all with is that women should be each other’s WonderBras by supporting each other!

And, I wasn’t trying to play it cool in the Green Room. I was tired and then I was made aware of additional tasks I needed to undertake. i was so overwhelmed by the day, I didn’t get to gush with woman-love for Jane Caro to her face. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD. WITH ROCKET PROPELLED GRENADES.

WOW Brisbane panel with Kathy Lette and Jane Turner. WOW Brisbane panel with Kathy Lette and Jane Turner.

Last week, I was privileged to be a part of the Women of the World (WOW) Festival in Brisbane as a member of the festival volunteer crew. The WOW Festival was a three day epic that truly opened my eyes to the incredible diversity of the women in our world. This post will cover my personal reflections and experience of the festival because there simply wasn’t enough time to sample every one of the panels, workshops, speakers, speed-mentoring sessions, and activities on offer. But as we were told at volunteer induction, this was a festival. You’re supposed to leave a festival feeling like there was so much more you wanted to see and do! It all kicked off on Friday with an ABC Radio broadcast with speakers including The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, the first female Governor General…

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