The Multicultural Women’s Development Conference (MWDC)
The MWDC is an annual, two-day event (1-day in 2019 only) focused on women. The goals of the MWDC are to teach women self-reliance, build self-esteem, increase self-confidence and respect, to build relationships across culture and race, and to help women reconnect with their own cultures and heritage.
Women of all ages, nationalities, races, creeds, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds are welcome at the Multi-cultural Women’s Development Conference. Here they can learn ways to strengthen their leadership styles and effectiveness as they intentionally foster peace, understanding, and concern for women of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
The purpose is to give participants as many chances as possible in this short time to learn about resources that can be used for advancement in the areas of health, education and economic development. We also honor citizens for their outstanding service and devotion to the communities in far western North Carolina. The conference is an equal opportunity project of One Dozen Who Care, Inc. and is a partnership of community-minded individuals.
The conference has been held, since its inception, at the Hinton Rural Life Center, located on Lake Chatuge in Hayesville, NC, and since the year 2000, up to 125 women have attended.