Empowering Connections
Women and Spirituality Conference 2023

The annual Women and Spirituality Conference is a transformative event that brings together women from all walks of life to explore the intersection of spirituality, personal growth and empowerment. This year, the conference is held September 23 and 24 at Saint Mary’s University–Rochester Campus.

Founded over 40 years ago by the Women and Gender Department of Minnesota State University–Mankato, the conference has established itself as a beacon of inspiration for women seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their spiritual practices. It provides a safe and nurturing space where participants can explore various aspects of spirituality, exchange stories and forge meaningful connections.

A multifaceted journey of self-discovery

The  multifaceted program caters to a diverse range of interests and spiritual paths. Workshops, panel discussions, keynote speeches and experiential sessions are just a few of the offerings that allow attendees to curate their own unique experience. From meditation and yoga to journaling and energy healing, the conference provides a platform for attendees to delve into practices that resonate with their personal spiritual journeys.

Celebrating diversity and inclusivity

One of the standout features of the conference is its commitment to celebrating diversity and embracing inclusivity. Women from various cultural, religious and spiritual backgrounds gather, sharing stories and wisdom, transcending differences. The conference recognizes that spirituality is a deeply personal experience. By creating an environment of acceptance, it allows participants to explore and learn from each other.

Inspiring keynotes and thoughtful discussions

The conference lineup features a roster of inspiring speakers who are leaders in their respective fields. These experts share their insights on spirituality, personal growth and empowerment, offering new perspectives and tools to integrate into participants’ lives. From renowned authors to spiritual leaders, the speakers’ diverse backgrounds ensure a well-rounded exploration of the conference’s themes.

Fostering lasting connections

Beyond the workshops and sessions, the Women and Spirituality Conference provides ample opportunities for attendees to connect with one another. Networking events, communal meals and shared activities create an atmosphere of camaraderie that often leads to lifelong friendships. The bonds formed are lasting and create a supportive, empowering and uplifting community long after the event concludes.

Nurturing the inner self

In a world that often demands constant outward focus, the Women and Spirituality Conference encourages attendees to turn their gazes inward. Through guided practices and reflective sessions, participants have a chance to nurture their inner selves, deepening their spirituality. The conference serves as a reminder that true empowerment comes from understanding oneself and embracing authenticity.

How to attend

The Women and Spirituality Conference offers in person and virtual attendance.  To register and  access detailed information about the event schedule, speakers, and accommodation options, visit https://womenandspirituality.org.


About Author

Terri Allred

When Terri moved to Rochester 13 years ago, she looked to Rochester Women magazine to find connections. Because she works as a nonprofit consultant and coach, helping women find balance, connection and purpose, she knew how important those connections would be for her. Now, she looks forward to offering that same opportunity for connection to others in our community through her work at Rochester Women Magazine. When she is not working, she enjoys looking for seashells, dancing and snuggling her dogs.

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