Archdiocesan Women's Conference

"The world doesn't need what women have, it needs what women are."

- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)Blocks.jpg

Save The Date! November 4, 2017

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The OEEC is proud to announce the inaugural Women’s Conference, a day celebrating women of faith in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Our 2017 conference theme is "Be Strong and Courageous!" (Joshua 1:9). November 4, 2017 - Location TBA

The OEEC welcomes English keynoter Hallie Lord.


Hallie Lord is the author of On the Other Side of Fear: How I Found Peace, co-founder of the Edel Gathering, and host of Hallie Weekly on SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel. She lives in South Carolina with her husband, Dan, and their seven children. To connect with her, visit

And welcomes Spanish keynoter Dr. Gloria Rodriguez.

Rodriguez.jpgDr. Gloria Rodriguez is a national leader on issues of health and education for parents and children. She is the foundress of an inner city non-profit – AVANCE - the first parenting education program in San Antonio, which was recognized nationally as a model for parent education and family support. It promotes mental health and works to prevent poverty, child abuse and neglect, crime and delinquency, school dropouts and other socioeconomic problems. She is also a national speaker and presenter.

Breakout Speakers


What Else to Expect

  • Vendors and exhibitors
  • Eucharistic Adoration and the sacrament of Confession
  • Closing Mass with Archbishop Leonard P. Blair

Join Us For A Day of Inspiration, Empowerment, and Sisterhood!


For more information, or if you have questions or comments, please contact:
Nicole M. Perone
Archdiocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation
860.242.5573 x2677