23 October 2017
A buzz is already starting to develop in The Fair City regarding the upcoming Women of the World Festival happening from 27th to 29th of October. Much of the excitement centres around Perth Concert Hall which is going to be hosting a dizzying weekend of music, comedy, talks and even speed mentoring. So in anticipation of this Small City Big Personality sent out the call for women of all ages and backgrounds and from all walks of life and professions to gather for a photo opportunity and a discussion about what the Women of the World festival means to them and what it means that Perth is playing such a big part in the proceedings this year.
Charlotte Malcolm is a student in Perth and loves to dance. She’s also the daughter of the fabulous Linda Chan-Malcolm whose restaurant, The Jade Garden, serves up some of the city’s tastiest grub!
Eva Christie is the director of Perth Festival of Yarn and has been invited to attend a special course as part of the WOW Festival.
Fi Munro is an author and yoga instructor here in Perth who has battled cancer and hopes to help other women to embrace who they are.
Helen Kemp is one of the volunteers at the Menopause Café which launched in June and is the first of its kind in the world.
Johanna Babs is an adventure cyclist who would like to see more women get on their bikes and give cycling a go.
Kelly Parker and Robyn Strathie are part of the amazing marketing team at Live Active Leisure, and were delighted to be at the WOW Perth launch to highlight sport and fitness opportunities for women.
Lou Brodie is the WOW Perth 2017 Festival Programmer and Amy Watt is the festival’s facilitator. Both are really excited about bringing the event to the city.
Pam Milner is a housewife who is also a kidney transplant patient of 21 years. She heard about the Women of the World Festival and came along for the launch as it sounded like a lot of fun!
Peggy Brunache is a university lecturer and consultant, and also helps to put together Perth’s incredible Southern Fried Festival! She wanted to be there for the Women of the World Festival launch to showcase Perth’s diversity – not just with regards to race and ethnicity, but also the different career paths available to women.
Rachel Weiss is a founding partner of Rowan Consultancy and Perth’s Menopause and Death Cafés. She describes herself as an anti-fascism and anti-racism activist.
Shirley Smith & Jo McFadzean run Adventure Circus – classes where people of all ages and interest groups can learn to perform circus acts, from becoming an expert juggler to taking the first steps as a trapeze artist!
Tanya Ewing is the CEO of Glaze and Save, a secondary glazing company. She wanted to get involved with the launch of WOW Perth as she works and runs a company in a male dominated industry.
Kacey Pallister is 11 years old and the youngest attendee at our photo shout. A member of the Perth Girl Guides she wants to give a big shout out to all fellow Girl Guides around the World!