ShawU Divinity School Women’s Conference Focuses on Cross-Cultural Relationships


Raleigh, NC – (Thursday, September 26, 2019) — The annual Shaw University Divinity School Women’s Conference will explore the many similarities that women and girls of color experience in their personal, spiritual and professional development. Entitled “Becoming: Souls of Black and Brown Women/Girls Rising,” the conference will be held on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2019.  Conference speakers and panelists will address strategies for women to develop their leadership potential in church and society, as well as embracing diversity by building cross-cultural relationships. The conference is open to the public, with content designed to appeal to everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnic or racial background.

Each year, a coalition of organizations and community representatives help to plan and sponsor the Women’s Conference. The 2019 planning committee, led by ShawU Divinity School faculty and staff, included professionals from the faith community, law enforcement, healthcare, mental health and human services. Additionally, representatives of civic organizations and social advocacy groups such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. and the Poor People’s Campaign, along with several Elon University faculty members, provided input and guidance in the development of the program. 

All activities will take place on Shaw University’s campus. The program begins on Friday, October 11th at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel. On Saturday, October 12th, registration begins at 8:00 a.m, with the program beginning a.m to 1:30 p.m. at the Estey Hall auditorium. For registration information, please go to