The Edie Hand Foundation
Women of True Grit Conference 

The First Women of True Grit Conference
Hosted by Miles College

The first Women of True Grit Conference was enlightening, entertaining, educational, and filled with heart-moving stories. Pieces of all stories were genuine and raised Hope for all ages of women, men, and students.

Historical Miles College was the perfect host for this event!
Grit . . . Great Resilience is transformative and it was at the Edie Hand’s Women of True Grit Conference.

Edie Hand


ABC 33-40- BirminghamBelow is a video clip from ABC News in Birmingham with Brenda Ladun highlighting the Women of True Grit Conference.

Here are a few photos from this great event. Click here to view more photos on our Flickr Album

We also want to thank photographer Billy Brown for capturing the highlights of the day. 

View additional documents and agendas from this event 

Edie Hand’s Women of True Grit publications are filled with life stories of women who have journeyed through good and bad times and experienced phenomenal success. These stories are moving examples of what persistence and faith can do to propel individuals to reach their full potential.

Dr. Devin Stephenson

President/CEO, Northwest Florida State College

We invite you to view more photos showing supporters, sponsors, and various events of the Edie Hand Foundation.

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The Edie Hand Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 foundation so that means contributions may be eligible for tax deductions. We invite you to make a donation to the Foundation to show your support for all the good work they do in our local community, around the country, and now around the world. 
Click here to download and print our donation form.

Here are some of the beneficiaries of the Edie Hand Foundation. Click their logo to learn more about them. Edie and her foundation also promoted other causes on her RFD-TV/FamilyNet/Rural TV show Rx for Healthy Lifestyles.