As part of our 2023 programme, ‘Global Gamechangers‘, Louise Minchin interviewed Jude Kelly CBE, the award-winning Founder and CEO of The WOW Foundation, a charity that celebrates the achievements of women, girls and non-binary people and confronts global gender injustice through the WOW Festival, events and more. 

About Jude Kelly

Jude Kelly CBE is CEO and Founder of The WOW Foundation. Jude founded WOW in 2018 to celebrate the achievements of women and girls and confront global gender injustice. Starting as a three-day festival at London’s Southbank Centre in 2010, where Jude was Artistic Director for 12 years, the festival now takes place in 30 locations across six continents.

Jude has directed over 200 theatre and opera productions, founded a range of arts institutions, won a host of awards including two Olivier Awards, and commissioned and supported the work of thousands of female artists across all genres.

In 1997, she was awarded an OBE for her services to theatre and in 2015 she was made a CBE for services to the Arts.

About the WOW Foundation

The WOW Foundation is a charity that believes a gender equal world is desirable, possible and urgently needed. Through festivals, events and more, their global movement celebrates women, girls and non-binary people, but also takes a frank look at the obstacles they face, discusses tough issues, and explores solutions for change. Find out more here.

ITN Business’ upcoming programme for International Women’s Day 2024

When it comes to healthcare, women are more frequently misdiagnosed, frequently taken less seriously when presenting with symptoms, and less frequently studied. The UK also has a shocking gender health gap when compared to neighbouring nations.

In light of this, ITN Business are producing ‘Women’s Health: The Future We Deserve‘, a news-style programme anchored by veteran broadcaster Louise Minchin from the ITN London studio.

The programme will showcase organisations and individuals that are actively working to challenge assumptions, positively address women’s health issues, close the gender health gap, and improve health outcomes for women. The programme will also cover key themes including FemTech, workplace health, and reproductive medicine.

Launching International Women’s Day, 8th March 2024