Jude Kelly CBE | Founder & Director, The WOW Foundation

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Jude Kelly CBE is CEO and Founder of The WOW Foundation, which runs WOW – Women of the World Festivals across the globe to celebrate the achievements of women and girls and confront global gender injustice.

Starting 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 is also a multi-award winning theatre director and has directed over 200 productions. In 2015 she was awarded a CBE for services to the Arts and throughout her career she has advised Governments on arts, education and social mobility.