On Friday 11 October, girls from high schools across Brisbane and South East Queensland will a unique experience as a part of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child celebrations.
Run by the organisers of the WOW (Women of the World) Festivals in Australia 100 girls from years 10 and 11 will participate in the program at Queensland Centre For Performing Arts (QPAC) and on the Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank on 11 October.
The highlight of the day will be a speed mentoring session with Brisbane’s leading women from business, government, sports, the arts and more and will take place quite literally ‘on’ the Wheel of Brisbane.
International Day of the Girl is a taste of what is to come from WOW Australia 2020 which, following the success of last year’s event attended by over 5000 people, will be held in Brisbane next year at The Brisbane Powerhouse from 3-5 April.
International Day of the Girl events take place around the world on this day and our event will be the first WOW event passing the baton on to The WOW Foundation in London to start their event on The London Eye at 3pm AEST.
Under the 2019 theme ‘GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable’, schools involved in this year’s Brisbane International Day Of The Girl include Kedron State High School (SHS), St James College, Mabel Park SHS , Kelvin Grove State College, Carinity Education Southside, Mansfield SHS, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Moreton Bay College, Bray Park SHS and Yeronga SHS.
The Brisbane event is supported by the Queensland State Government (as part of the legacy of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games), Griffith University, QSuper, The Wheel of Brisbane and QPAC.
WOW Australia 2020 program highlights will be released and early-bird tickets will go on sale mid-late November, Go to http://www.wowaustralia.com.au for more details.