Join The New York Times at WOW - Women of the World Festival this March, where we’ll be marking International Women’s Day with two thought-provoking events that explore and celebrate the lives, challenges and triumphs of women.
Friday, March 6
The Successes of the Lionesses
This year’s theme is “Each for Equal” – and the battle for equality is often fought publicly on the sports field. In 2019, the Women’s World Cup set records for audiences worldwide, even as the U.S. women’s football team sought equal pay, suing its federation over gender discrimination. And with 2018’s men’s World Cup seeing male teams awarded more than 10 times the total prize money awarded to female teams by FIFA, the question on everyone’s lips is, what next? Join Allison McCann of The New York Times for a discussion of the England Women’s football team’s successes, how coverage of women’s sports is changing, and how sports help shape the debate around gender and equality.
Saturday, March 7
Young women are often the subject of the photographer’s lens, but they’re far less frequently behind it. The New York Times’s #ThisIs18 set out to redress the balance by putting cameras in the hands of 18-year-old budding female photographers across the world. The result is a visual project which captures the lives, lenses and authentic selves of our young photographers and their subjects, with an intimacy few professional journalists could pull off. Two of the project’s producers, Sandra Stevenson and Sharon Attia of The New York Times, join young women involved in the project for a discussion of the moment between adolescence and adulthood.