The Audacious Women Festival is run by the independent Audacious Women Collective. It aims to empower and encourage women to overcome personal, political and institutional barriers, and to celebrate the achievements of inspirational Scottish women. The Collective was formed in 2015 after one of its founder members did something she had previously been afraid to do and said the experience made her feel "really audacious." She suggested having an event to encourage other women to also take that first step to being an audacious woman. In discussion, one thing led to another, and very quickly the Audacious Women Collective came into being. 

The Audacious Women Festival is your chance to break down personal, political or institutional barriers, and to celebrate audacious women everywhere.  This is more than a women's festival – we celebrate Audacious Women - women who are bold and courageous, who have flaunted convention, taken risks and done audacious acts. Women who move outside their comfort zone, face their inner demons and do what they always wished they dared.

​Wherever you are, we’re here to encourage you to do your own audacious act. Break convention. Get outside your comfort zone. Be adventurous. Do a charity parachute jump, throw some bricks through the glass ceiling, or organise a protest march. Anything that will make a positive difference to you or to the world.