Category: Economic Opportunity

Advocate Stories, Economic Opportunity, Health and Education

Be the Voice

by Eme Crawford on Nov 21, 2017

We know better than most the huge number of barriers that people in South Carolina face when they need to access reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion care. We are working hard to push back against new restrictions and push for policies that support women’s health and well-being. In fact, WREN’s Ann Warner just had a… Read more

Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Health and Education, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Tremendous Impact: A Look at Wren’s First Year

by Eme Crawford on Nov 20, 2017

You and 27,000 WREN members are building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women and girls. You donated. You volunteered your time. You made calls and sent emails to your elected officials. You enabled WREN to: Mobilize Citizens & Organizations to Take Action 1,900 people participated in advocacy… Read more

Economic Opportunity, Special Events

The Economic Impact of Increasing Women’s Participation in the Workforce

by WREN Staff on Nov 20, 2017

Last week we spent some time with Dr. Joseph Von Nessen to discuss our report we released at WREN’s 2017 Summit that analyzes women’s workforce participation in South Carolina. There is a significant, projected workforce shortage in South Carolina over the next decade. By addressing this workforce need, women have the opportunity to create a net… Read more

Economic Opportunity

Women in South Carolina’s Labor Force Critical to Economic Growth

by WREN Staff on Apr 6, 2017

Increasing women’s participation in South Carolina’s labor force is critical to economic growth for our state. There is a significant, projected workforce shortage in South Carolina over the next decade. By addressing this workforce need, women have the opportunity to create a net gain in economic activity for our state and simultaneously make strides in… Read more

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, Policy Updates

First Day of Legislative Session

by WREN Communications Team on Jan 10, 2017

Today on January 10th, 2017,  South Carolina’s legislators return to the Statehouse for the beginning of the 2017-18 session. While we are excited to get back into the swing of things, we cannot thank our volunteers and advocates enough for their contributions over the past several months, and for more recently assembling our WREN information… Read more

Economic Opportunity

Latinas Deserve Equal Wages

by WREN & PASOs on Nov 18, 2016

In South Carolina, and across our nation, women work hard to provide for themselves and their families. However, women face systematic discrimination that devalues their work relative to men. While contributing so much to our state, it is an injustice that women, particularly Latina women, endure the economic hardships that result from the gender wage… Read more