The NY Premiere of the Women of the World Festival (WOW) Launches Today


The Women of the World Festival launches today, June 11th in a collaboration between the world famous Apollo Theater and London’s Southbank Centre.  The series of events will be taking place throughout various venues in Harlem including the Apollo Theater, the City College of New York and at several Harlem restaurants.  WOW will run through June 14th.   This event is sure to please and entertain with notable appearances by:

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  • Emmy Award Winner Iyanla Vanzant 
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee
  • Bestselling Author Naomi Wolf  
  • Performances by Grammy Award Winner Macy Gray, Malaysian Pop Star Yuna, Artist Activist Morley and Former American Idol LGBTQ activist The Frenchie Experience
  • Wow Bites withBillie’s Black, Madiba Harlem, Minton’s, New Harlem Besame Latino Soul Lounge and Red Rooster
  • And More! 

For detailed program information & schedule of events, please visit

Check out the preview video here:


Tickets ranging from $10-$45 

Women of the World festival, supported by Bloomberg, was launched by Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly CBE in 2011, the centenary of International Women’s Day. It has since grown into the world’s largest festival network of its kind reaching over a million people across five continents.

Over the last five years, WOW has presented among many others, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Malala Yousafzai, Salma Hayek-Pinault, Alice Walker, Vivienne Westwood, Christine Lagarde, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown MP, Annie Lennox, Ruby Wax, Patrick Stewart, Sinead O’Connor, Jessye Norman, Julie Walters, Naomi Wolf, Nawal El Sadaawi, Cherie Blair, Kiran Bedi, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and many women who don’t have public profiles but have done extraordinary things.

Tickets for the Women of the World Festival can be purchased at the Apollo Theater Box Office or online at , via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, and at


Special Ticket Access Program: The Apollo Theater is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to the WOW Festival. Harlem residents, youth ages 18 and under, and City College students may purchase $10 tickets for Girls Town Hall, An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant and to all daytime events on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 at the Apollo Theater Box Office with valid photo ID.


Apollo Theater Box Office Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 12:00 pm – 6:00pm


*Event information subject to change.

Stephanie L. Ogle has always had a love for all things entertainment. With a background in TV/Video production, having worked for several Broadcast television stations and various productions and short films, writing is just part of that exciting mix that she loves. Having been published in a variety of print publications and online since 1996, Stephanie loves to write pieces that will “entertain enlighten & empower”. She has written everything from movie/music/book reviews, to conducting celebrity interviews, to lifestyle features to editorial & opinion pieces. Stephanie also has written 5 scripts which have been registered with the Writer’s Guild of America & has ideas for many more. She just loves to write!