Special Events

Calling 2018 WREN Summit Presenters

by Eme Crawford on Oct 3, 2017

WREN is now accepting submissions for panel presentations and break out sessions for our 2018 summit on April 9-10 in downtown Columbia.  Our focus this year is the economic empowerment of women.

Click here to see examples of panels and breakout sessions from last year’s summit.

Panel presentation proposals should include 3-4 presenters whose work is focused on interpreting data around the summit’s theme while breakout sessions could range from 1-3 people facilitating a specific skill building exercise or interactive activity.

Proposals should:

We encourage intersectional, interactive, and participatory proposals from a diverse set of presenters.

How to Submit

Send the following information to info@scwren.org by 1/9/18:

Selection Process

Panels and breakout sessions will be selected by the WREN Summit’s Planning Committee.  Presenters who have been selected will be notified by 2/9/18.

About WREN

WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, is a 501(c)(3), nonpartisan nonprofit committed to building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls, and their families. WREN provides a strong, collective voice for South Carolina’s women and girls.

WREN Summit 2017

WREN launched its inaugural two-day Summit, themed Women in the Workforce, on Equal Pay Day in 2017. The inaugural event drew over 200 participants spanning a spectrum of policymakers, donors, business and non-profit leaders, researchers, students and advocates.

The summit kicked-off with a presentation of groundbreaking new research commissioned by WREN and conducted by Dr. Joseph Von Nessen from University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business about how increasing women’s participation

in South Carolina’s labor force is critical to economic growth for our state. High-level panel sessions offered insights from business, educational, and non-profit fields, and skill-building sessions provided hands-on learning experiences in a variety of areas.

The summit culminated in a day where advocates learned about WREN’s priority legislation, practiced advocacy skills, and delivered the executive summary of USC’s study to every member of the SC Senate.  For more information, click here.

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