Category: Leadership and Civic Engagement

Leadership and Civic Engagement

It’s Your Chance to Lead.

by Sarah Nichols on May 1, 2018

Briliant young minds of Columbia: it is your chance to lead. The Obama Foundation just announced their new Community Leadership Corps, a 6 month program designed to train and empower young community leaders to address and change issues within their communities. Columbia is one of the three cities chosen for the program! In order to

Leadership and Civic Engagement, Special Events

Where do the candidates stand?

by Ann Warner on Mar 2, 2018

Women are 51% of South Carolina’s population and 55% of registered voters.  Given this, shouldn’t we know where South Carolina’s gubernatorial candidates stand on women’s economic and health issues? Join us on the Equal Pay Day, April 10, 2018, and find out. WREN is pleased to welcome Phil Noble, James Smith, Catherine Templeton, and Marguerite Willis as

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Now Hiring: Upstate Liaison Position

by WREN Staff on Jan 1, 2018

Job Title Upstate Liaison Supervisor Director of  Communications and Learning Overview of Position The Upstate Liaison is an exciting new position with the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a 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’s Upstate

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

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Few and Fierce

by Megan Plassmeyer on Nov 13, 2017

For some, the “Me Too” campaign prompted an alarming realization that sexual assault happens within our communities. Yet for most of us, particularly women, it served as a reminder that none of us are immune or insulated from this behavior. We weren’t shocked by what we read because what we read was not new to

Freedom from Violence, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Special Events

Gilda, We’ve Got Your Back

by WREN Staff on Jul 25, 2017

This past legislative session, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter was met with unwanted physical contact from a fellow legislator when there was a disagreement over a bill.  We cannot accept a culture where a woman who speaks up is treated this way. Join WREN and SCCADVASA on Thursday, July 27, 5:30-7:30pm at Spotted Salamander as we write

Leadership and Civic Engagement, Policy Updates

Do You Know How Your Elected Officials Vote?

by WREN Staff on Jul 6, 2017

Do you know that you can access your South Carolina legislators’ voting records by visiting the South Carolina Legislature website?  Accessing this information is the first step in holding lawmakers accountable to the needs of women, girls, and families in our state. There are two ways to look up votes on the Statehouse website. The first

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Keep Paying Attention

by Ann Warner on Jan 20, 2017

Today is a day of momentous change for our country. In Washington DC and in cities around the world, including South Carolina, hundreds of thousands of people will be showing up to celebrate or to protest, to express their high expectations of their elected representatives. The Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the

Leadership and Civic Engagement

What Comes After the 2016 Election?

by Ann Warner on Nov 15, 2016

More than any presidential election in history, the 2016 election shone a light on the unfinished agenda of achieving equality between women and men. This campaign brought gender issues to the forefront in multiple ways, shapes, and forms. First and foremost, the American people elected the first female nominee of a major party, a hugely