WOW Western Queensland (Longreach) 2022

Red-Ridge

WOW Western Queensland (Longreach) dates have been set kicking off 4 – 6 March 2022 on the traditional land of the Innigai and Bidjara people. Planned in partnership with women from Longreach and Barcaldine, Red Ridge Interior Queensland, and Longreach Regional Council to align with celebrating Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s Day. The festival is not just for Women. It is for everyone to come together and celebrate and acknowledge the Women and girls who play a part in your life.

The program showcases


WOW events are a glorious fusion of conversations, workshops, performances and exhibitions. There are favourite WOW sessions, like WOW Bites, which are short talks, readings and soapbox moments on a wide range of subjects designed to inspire, engage and introduce new ideas.


  • Guest speakers & presenters
  • Performances
  • Conversations
  • Workshops
  • And WOW favourites – WOW Bites, Speed Mentoring & Marketplace.

Where it all began

WOW (Women of the World) originally founded by Jude Kelly CBE in 2010, the very first WOW Festival was held at Southbank Centre in London, from there WOW festivals have been held across the globe and has reached more than two million people. 

WOW Australia 2021

Red Ridge the Label – Canvas to Catwalk took place on the evening of Friday 4 June 2021, at the Charleville racecourse. Guests were treated to the first fashion performance of the new ready to wear collections by Red Ridge the Label, Diamantina and Georgina, featuring artwork from Two


The ‘Yarning Circle” Workshop

Regional Economic Solutions Managing Director Leann Wilson will be delivering The ‘Yarning Circle” Workshop where Leann impart her First Nations teaching through the power of the yarning stick as she shares ‘Gidyea Log” yarns. Be inspired by the Green Ribbon Story, and unpack the Blue Ribbon Story using the Six Kangaroo Principles.

“Mother Nature provides color and movement in flowers to remind us we are all reflections of there individual beauty”

Leann Wilson.

Guest Speaker Focus

Leann Wilson

Managing Director | Regional Economic Solutions

A Bidjara/Kara-Kara First Nations and South Sea Islander descendent, Leann has been pioneering the forefront in opening dialogue and delivering outcomes for business, government, and communities.

Regional Economic Solutions is built on the principle of impartiality. Leann brings a unique understanding that it is not her role to decide what is best, rather, to neutrally broker deals that are agreeable, sustainable, ethical, and beneficial to all parties.

Leann is recognised as a reconciliation leader and become one of the top 100n “Women of Influence” 2019 by Financial Review, Leann has an extensive network that has been nurtured throughout her career in spanning community, government, not for profit, education and private enterprise. Leann has co-designed and led significant strategic engagement processes across multiple sectors, including within the resource industry, played key advisory roles in policy development and been instrumental in creating trauma aware and healing informed pathways across Australia.

Leann Wilson will be delivering The ‘Yarning Circle” Workshop where Leann impart her First Nations teaching through the power of the yarning stick as she shares ‘Gidyea Log” yarns. Be inspired by the Green Ribbon Story, and unpack the Blue Ribbon Story using the Six Kangaroo Principles.



Photo: Main photo supplied by Red Ridge Interior Queensland

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