Lost Password?

A password will be emailed to you. You will be able to change your password and other profile details once you have logged in.

About

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN

women courageously raising their voices + changing the conversation

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN (VOW) features the works of women artists across a variety of disciplines and celebrates the achievements of women 'changemakers' whose 'voices' are impacting culture, society and our world.  The aims of our work are to inspire, empower and be a positive catalyst and contributor to our ever changing cultural landscape.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN and its Youth Leadership & Social Responsibility Project is committed to inspiring and empowering the next generation by exposing them to the contributions of women.  We believe that the creative industries play an important role in society, to influence and drive change – and as public platform for a diversity of 'voices' - providing the best opportunity for education, awareness building, discourse and cultural shift. 

Film plays an integral role in our work to: explore the image, character and stories of women globally, and as an historical document of women through the generations.  THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FILM FESTIVAL features the works of writers, directors, actors, and artists, with an emphasis on scouting, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of talent.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN TALKS OR VOW TALKS provides a stage for women to share their works, journey's, crafts, perspectives, stories, experiences and the things that they're most passionate about sharing, before a live audience. See below some of the women who have been featured over the years.

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN WRITERS SERIES presents readings of the works of female writers before a live audience.  In 2014 we presented Irish playwright Stella Feehily's play THIS MAY HURT A BIT, which later went in to production, directed by Max Stafford Clark, and toured the UK before its final run at the St. James Theatre, London.  The ultimate aim of the writing series is to scout, encourage and inspire new female writing talent.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARD

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARD celebrates women who have and are making an impact to culture, society, our world.

Zoe Wanamaker CBE - actor
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARD 2012

Zoe Wannamaker CBE, received THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARD in 2012 for a stellar career, spanning over 30 years, tirelessly performing over a hundred roles and still counting.

Thandie Newton - actor
WOMEN AS
AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE AWARD - 2013

Jane Martinson - Women's Editor of the Guardian, presented actress and activist Thandie Newton with THE VOICE OF A WOMAN - WOMEN AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE AWARD for her work as an international actress and for raising her voice to lead a global campaign to end violence against women and girls.

Dr. Scilla Elworthy Phd - humanitarian
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2014

Dr. Scilla Elworthy received THE VOICE OF A WOMAN - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for her work as a peace campaigner, writer and educator.  Most notably,  Dr Elworthy produced a series of dialogues between Chinese, Russian and Western nuclear scientists and military, for which she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and was three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.  Dr. Elworthy also founded Peace Direct in 2002 to promote and support local peace-builders in conflict areas.

Nicola Bennedetti - violinist
THE NEXT GENERATION AWARD 2012

In 2012 THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARDS were held at the National Portrait Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, as part of the London Cultural Olympiad - just three days before the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games. With an aim to inspire the next generation of creative talents THE NEXT GENERATION AWARD was launched acknowledging the brilliant young Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

EVENTS

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN has had the honor of providing a platform for the following:

ACTRESSES:

Thandie Newton - Actress, Campaigner to End Violence Against Women & Girls
VOW TALKS with Thandie Newton

Zoe Wanamaker CBE - Actress, Philanthropist
VOW TALKS with Zoe Wanamaker

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS:

Kim Longinotto - Documentary Filmmaker
2011 - VOW Films featuring: "Rough Aunties," "Pink Saries," "Divorce Iran Style" and others.

Jennifer Siebel - Documentary Filmmaker
Film screenings and discussions featuring the film: "Miss Representation"

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS - FEMALE PHOTOJOURNALISTS:

Tara Todras Whitehall - International Photojournalist with Associated Press, New York
VOW Photographic Exhibition featuring: "Women in Conflict - Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan"

WRITERS:

Germaine Greer - Author
VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Dr. Germain Greer

Gillian Tett - Author & Former Editor of the US Financial Times
VOW TALKS Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett

Jane Martinson - The Guardian, Women's Editor
VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion Led by Jane Martinson

Gillian Joseph - Sky News Presenter
VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion

Natasha Pearlman - Deputy Editor, Elle Magazine
VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion

Helen Lewis - Managing Editor of the New Statesman
VOW TALKS - Miss Representation - Women in Media Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett

Dr. Nadjia Al-Ali - Scholar, Author
VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Dr. Nadjia Al-Ali

ACTIVISTS:

Dr. Scilla Elworthy - Founder of Peace Direct & Advisor to the Elders
VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Dr. Scilla Elworthy - "The Status of Women Globally"

Maggie Baxter OBE - Philanthropist
VOW TALKS - Panel Discussion Led by Gillian Tett

Lisa Gormley - Legal Advisor to Amnesty International on Women's Rights & Intl. Law
VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Lisa Gormley - "Women's Rights Are Human Rights"

Gerry Lejeune OBE - Founder of Women's Aid
VOW TALKS - In Conversation with Gerry Lejeune - Domestic Violence

MENTORING

Our mentoring programs are led by mature professional women who support younger women in the development of their own unique 'voice,' and individual self expression.  With the coaching of a mentor, a series of masterclasses, professional observation opportunities, mentees create projects for final presentation as part of our yearly NEXT GENERATION AWARD event.

For more information please email: contact@thevoiceofawoman.com

Founder: Maureen A. Bryan