Looking for a way to engage your group with Connecticut Women's History? Consider hosting one of our Talks on the Road!
No matter the size of your event, its intended audience, or its location in Connecticut, our staff and volunteer speakers can provide educational, inspirational and interactive multi-media presentations that engage your participants and encourage them to explore women’s history. Our programs are free-of-charge for Connecticut schools, libraries, community groups and other not-for-profit entities (donations encouraged to cover staff time and travel expenses).
Presentations typically run 30-45 minutes, plus time for Q & A. Presenters will briefly describe the Hall and our mission and programs, but the bulk of the program will focus on bringing our Inductees' stories to life! We currently offer four standard talks. If your group has specific needs/interest, please contact us to discuss customized options! [Request form]
Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women
Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation will introduce you to the Hall, its mission and programs, and give you a panoramic view of some of its 102 Inductees from across all fields of endeavor, from politics and sports to the arts and sciences. [Jump to request form]
Pushing Past “No”: Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to Success
Has anyone ever told you that you couldn’t succeed? How have you proved them wrong? Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and be inspired by the stories of some of Connecticut’s remarkable women who overcame obstacles and objections to achieve great things! Learn from the determination of women in science and medicine like Barbara McClintock, Helen Smits and Emeline Roberts Jones, women pioneers in law like Constance Baker Motley and Patricia Wald, female sports icons like Joan Joyce and Donna Lopiano, and others from across all fields of endeavor. [Jump to request form]
Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy
Connecticut’s history is filled with remarkable women who achieved extraordinary things! Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and learn about some of the state’s powerful female voices for change in our democracy. Discover the power your own voice can have by exploring the inspirational stories of suffrage advocates like Alice Paul and Isabella Beecher Hooker, prominent female firsts like Ella Grasso and Denise Nappier and social activists like Helen Keller, Anne Stanback and Estelle Griswold. [Jump to request form]
Cultivating Confidence (Specifically designed for young people)
Do you struggle to be confident in yourself and your abilities? You’re not alone! Even extraordinary and accomplished people have these same concerns. Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and see how some of our state’s most remarkable women overcame obstacles and grew into confident leaders! Be inspired by the powerful stories of women like Marian Anderson who dealt with racial discrimination, Sophie Tucker who struggled with body image, Dorrit Hoffleit whose own mother considered her dumb because of her gender, and others across many fields. [Jump to request form]
To request a speaker, please fill out the form below. Reservations are handled on a first-come-first-served basis, so please book well in advance of your event (especially if your event is to take place in March, Women’s History Month). If you have questions, please contact us.