In the wake of Hilary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the recent US presidential election, the 2017 ‘All About Women’ program comes at just the right time. In an age where women still face discrimination and feel threatened, open and frank discussion has become ever-more important in the fight for equality.
Held in the lead-up to International Women’s Day on March 8, All About Women 2017 spans 22 events, ranging from solo talks and panel discussions to stand-up comedy, gender-redefining theatre and even classical music.
Hosted at the Sydney Opera House, some of the highlights include talks given by headliners Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mei Fong, writer and ‘fat acceptance’ activist Lindy West, Worimi entrepreneur Josephine Cashman, and author Clementine Ford.
Audiences are sure to gravitate towards the star attraction, Geena Davis, whose career in Hollywood has defied the expectations laid out for so many female performers. Explaining why “if she can see it, she can be it” and exploring the latest research on the subjects of entertainment stereotyping gender diversity on-screen, this talk will have you ready to take up the cause and make a difference.
This will be an unmissable opportunity to hear from some of the most inspiring women out there, who have achieved incredible success in spite of those forces stacked against them, so make sure you secure your place by booking tickets early.
Unlike the glib tagline offered up by the Spice Girls, this is real ‘Girl Power’. Chris Prindiville
‘All About Women 2017’ takes place on Sunday 5 March, 2017.
Multipacks are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale Wednesday 14 December.
Tickets are available at www.sydneyoperahouse.com.