WOW Girls Festival

Launched in 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic, each year since then WOW has worked with our global partners to identify girls and non-binary young people aged 11-18 from across the globe, who are demonstrating extraordinary leadership in activism and leading campaigns for change in their town, city or country. Their passions are broad, encompassing climate justice, LGBTQIA+, eradicating poverty, access to education and many others. The WOW Young Leaders Directory is a mechanism to platform their activism, including a profile of each leader, describing their leadership journey.

Young Leaders 2023

Get to know this year's brilliant change makers and find the young people making a difference near you

Explore 2022’s Young Leaders Directory.

Explore 2021’s Young Leaders Directory.

Explore 2020’s Young Leaders Directory.