Nicola Sturgeon, Val McDermid and Kirsty Wark among stellar line-up coming to Women of the World festival in Perth…

Written by Gillian Furmage, 26 October 2017

THE Women of the World festival is coming to Scotland for the first time from Friday 27th October.

Venues in Perth will be hosting events featuring speakers such as Scotland’s First Minister, author Val McDermid and broadcaster Kirsty Wark.
WOW Festival 2017 will officially launch with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in conversation with WOW founder Jude Kelly on Friday 27th at Perth Concert Hall.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was ‘proud’ to be opening the festival.

She said: “Events such as WOW are extremely important. They help to open up the debate about gender parity, how we can accelerate progress, overcome the obstacles facing women today and how we can deliver an age of true equality.
“Achieving this is my priority as First Minister, but it is an important task for all of us.

“I look forward to an evening of great discussion celebrating and recognising the many achievements of women and girls.”

Kirtsy Wark’s discussion will be titled ‘Is 60 the new 30?’ and will explore the realities facing women as they step into the ‘third age’
Joining Kirsty will be Perth locals Rachel Weiss – founder of Perth’s (and the world’s) first Menopause Café – and Clare Cooper, an entrepreneur and passionate advocate for independent living for older people, to feature during the hour long chat on Saturday afternoon at Perth Concert Hall.

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