Women in the World Conference

Since 1985, the Shaw Center has hosted fan annual spring conference to explore experiences of women’s ministries in the church and society. The conference provides opportunities for women to hear women preach, share testimonies in ministerial and multicultural leadership, and develop networks of support with one another.

Past Conferences


2016 WitW flyer


Topics vary each year, but conversation is always plentiful. This past year, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary, and had the opportunity to look back at the incredible speakers, participants, and questions found each year at the conference. When it first began in 1985, the conference was offered to provide female seminary students the opportunity to hear women preach for the first time and explore what it meant to be both a woman and a clergy member. Currently the conference serves to explore issues that pertain to women around the world, such as economic injustice, power dynamics, immigration, self-care among others. It is also a space for women to network with one another and gain encouragement and support in ministry and life. We are so thankful to all of you that continue to participate and share your experiences with us!



Past Conferences: (1985-2009)