Women of Substance

Who is a Woman of Substance? What is she like? How does she make a difference?

We believe a Woman of Substance searches for truth and wisdom, values dialogue, respects diverse voices and perspectives, and challenges conventional norms. Our Women of Substance series supports and honors these women, many who  to amplify ideas and spur action to make a difference.  

Since 1996, The Women of Substance series showcases women’s ideas, amplifies their voices and honors their place on life’s stage. These artists, thinkers and change makers challenge the status quo, make us look at the world in new ways, drive us toward a deeper understanding of ourselves and spur our own sense of purpose and action. Through art and ideas, the series ignites our innate power, consciousness and sense of justice, motivating us to take action and inspiring us to lead lives of substance.

Join us in celebration of Women of Substance turning 20 - WoS Fest!

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:30pm

By Tina Packer
Directed by Eric Tucker
Featuring Tina Packer and Nigel Gore

A Women of Substance event

A true tour de force performance, Women of Will is the masterful summation of...
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

featuring pipa virtuoso Wu Man
and the Shanghai Quartet

A Women of Substance event
Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the Shanghai...
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 7:30pm

Together On Stage

Use Your Voice Tour

A Women of Substance event
In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with...
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Soul's Messenger
Celebrating 50 Years of New Music

“[Monk] may loom even larger as the new century unfolds, and later generations will envy those who got to see her live.”  - New Yorker

Theater director/choreographer/filmmaker and...

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Presented in partnership with The Cedar

A Women of Substance event

Grammy Award-winning “undisputed Queen of African Music” (Daily Telegraph) Angelique...