Dr. Maggie Rodriguez, a child sexual and physical abuse survivor began the first Women Arise conference in September 1996 in Corona Queens, New York. Having endured so much pain and hardship her mission in life is to edify, equip and empower women all over who have also endured suffering and hardship in their lives. Dr. Maggie and her team realized that an annual conference was not enough to reach the hundreds of women broken and in need of healing. Now through the Women Arise organization the sole purpose is to train and equip women so that they may become victorious over their suffering and pain. Read more.