News, Special Events

2020 WREN Summit Call for Submissions

Dec 4, 2019

WREN is now accepting presentation submissions for our 2020 Summit on April 6, 2020, at the Columbia Museum of Art. Calling all innovators! As we explore the theme of Mobilizing the Movement, we are seeking submissions from folks who are advocating in pursuit of gender equity in South Carolina, and seek to educate and activate

Special Events

WREN’s Giving Tuesday 2019

by Maya Ward on Nov 27, 2019

Can you believe it is already time for Giving Tuesday? WREN is excited to participate in this global day of giving once again! This year, all funds raised by WREN on Giving Tuesday will be added to our accessibility fund, to make our programs and learning opportunities more accessible to all. This fund helps everyone

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Now Hiring: Network Engagement Manager

Nov 26, 2019

  Overview of Position The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, and their families in South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of non-profit partners,

Advocate Stories, News

Breaking: Alicia Garza,Fatima Goss Graves, and Brittany Packnett to Keynote Lowcountry Forum

by Melissa Moore on Nov 7, 2019

Hurry! Only a limited number of tickets available so CLICK HERE to get your tickets! Announcing Keynote speakers, Alicia Garza, Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter and BlackFuturesLab, Fatima Goss Graves, CEO of National Women’s Law Center, and Brittany Packnett of Pod Save the People, Ferguson Uprising, and Campaign Zero for “Building Together: Harnessing Our Power for Gender Equity“ WREN

Advocate Stories, News

Columbia City of Women: Now accepting nominations

by WREN team on Nov 6, 2019

As a part of our Columbia City of Women initiative, we want to share our honoree for the month of November: Anna Heyward Taylor. Her story is indicative of the many creative, inspiring, and innovative women who have shaped the culture of Columbia and South Carolina. Born in 1879 to Columbia’s elite ruling class, Taylor’s

Advocate Stories, News

Meet Maya

by WREN team on Nov 1, 2019

Our nest is getting bigger! Meet WREN’s newest staff member and Communications and Development Associate, Maya Ward. 1.Where are you from?  I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I have spent the past five years in Spartanburg, South Carolina where I attended college and started working.  2.What did you do previously before coming to

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Get outraged. Then get organized.

by Ann Warner on Oct 22, 2019

BREAKING: 6-week abortion ban receives favorable report in subcommittee vote Today the Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee voted to move forward a six-week abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest.  This vote demonstrates a profound disrespect for the health and safety of South Carolinians, and total disregard for the countless objections raised by doctors,

Advocate Stories

It takes a village (with good laws and policies)

by Ashley Lidow on Oct 15, 2019

As many of you may know, 2019 has been the year where I decided to become a parent. When folks say that it takes a village to raise a child they are not exaggerating. Without writing a novel about what it has been like to be pregnant I will tell you: *spoiler alert* it is

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

We are proud of you.

by Ann Warner, CEO on Sep 12, 2019

On Sept 10th, the 6-week abortion ban was heard by the Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee and served as the final opportunity for the public to provide verbal testimony. While it’s frustrating to spend our precious time discussing a blatantly unconstitutional and reckless bill that was fast-tracked outside of regular legislative session, it was also incredibly

Advocate Stories, Policy Updates

Statement in Opposition to H.3020

by Ann Warner on Sep 9, 2019

The Medical Affairs Committee has limited testimony for the Sept. 10th hearing on H.3020 so the speaker slots have been filled. That being said we need AS MANY written testimonies as possible to be used in committee and floor debates. Senators have asked for stories from all 46 Senate districts. You can submit testimony directly