International Women's Week Festival 2019

When: 3-9 March 2019
Where: Venues around Noosa and Sunshine Coast
  • When:3-9 March 2019
  • Where:Venues around Noosa and Sunshine Coast
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The International Women’s Week Festival has more than 100 speakers, performers and artists in venues across Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Gympie, coinciding with International Women’s Day and Queensland Women’s Week. 

Women Initiating New Directions Organisation (WINDO Inc.) organises the festival which explores positive cultural change towards women and girls through thought leadership and the arts. 

Program highlights include: 
When Sleeping Women Wake, Mountains Move - Community Leadership Conference, 6 March, The J Noosa: 
Inspired by a Chinese proverb, this new conference for progressive thinkers and business and community leaders includes panels of local and interstate experts discussing Women in Leadership, Health & Wellbeing, Education, Cultural Identity, Inclusivity, Social Enterprise and Financial Empowerment. 

Steppin’ Out! Variety Show – International Women’s Day, 8 March, The J Noosa: 
An evening of inspiring and thought-provoking speakers, music, singing, dance and laughter for women, men and teens. The line-up includes award-winning singer, Catherine Alcorn, Survivor contestant Tara Pitt, men’s wellbeing expert James Greenfield, comedian Carolyn Mandersloot, singer songwriters Lara-Jane Stewart and Alisha Todd, Noosa Professional Dance Academy and Sunshine Beach State High School’s award-winning string orchestra. 

Illuminate Art Exhibition – 3 to 31 March, Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre: 
A major hand-picked exhibition showcasing the works of local artists, including the XX Factor potters. It explores the subject 'Contemporary Landscapes of Women Imagined' and features paintings, sculpture, new media installation, fashion and film; a commentary on the social, cultural and political landscapes that inform the artists' lives as women. 

WINDO is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to honour, celebrate and advance women's talents, innovations and endeavours across all facets of life. 

Information is sourced from Tourism Noosa