Category: Special Events

Special Events

Upstate Summit Destination Guide

by WREN Staff on Oct 22, 2018

We are less than a month out from our inaugural Upstate Summit on women’s economic empowerment, and there’s a lot to be excited about. For the first time, movers and shakers in the Upstate will be convening with the WREN nest to discuss, strategize and workshop what an equitable future would look like for the… Read more

Economic Opportunity, Special Events

Call for Submissions: 2019 WREN Summit

by Eme Crawford on Oct 11, 2018

“If we continue on the current path, women will not receive equal pay to men until 2059… [A]nd if the rate of progress of electing women to statewide office continues at the same pace as it has since 1975, it will be 200 years before we reach gender parity in South Carolina. So what do… Read more

Economic Opportunity, Special Events

Give the Gift of Inclusion

by Courtney Thomas on Sep 27, 2018

Hey, there.   As the Upstate Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit approaches, I have a favor to ask of you. Yes, you, dear reader. When you join us at Furman on November 9th, you’ll get the opportunity to be an active voice and leader in group conversations and movement-building exercises. Together, we’ll be able to think through new… Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

SC Walkout: Support Dr. Blasey Ford

by Megan Plassmeyer on Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has bravely come forward and shared her story about her sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Even though Dr. Blasey Ford has repeatedly stated her desire to testify and bravely share her story, Senate Republicans are doing everything they can to shame, bully, and force her… Read more

Special Events

Staying Safe: Resources for Hurricane Florence

by Sarah Nichols on Sep 14, 2018

As you all know by now, Hurricane Florence is expected to hit South Carolina this weekend. Governor McMaster ordered mandatory evacuations for many coastal counties. Columbia’s counties are not included in mandatory evacuations, although recent forecasts do predict that the Midlands will be in Florence’s path. Here in South Carolina we are no strangers to… Read more

Special Events

How to Get to the 2018 Upstate Summit

by Megan Plassmeyer on Aug 15, 2018

WREN will hold its first annual Upstate Summit on November 9th at Furman University. Following a legacy of state-wide events, this full-day conference will provide specialized content and collaborative opportunities geared towards partners, advocates, students, and businesses that work and operate in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The WREN Upstate Summit will focus on… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement, Special Events

WREN is Hiring a Development Associate

by Lara Winburn on Aug 4, 2018

Job Description Overview of Position The Development Associate 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 Development Associate will be responsible for supporting… Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

Seven Questions with Courtney

by Megan Plassmeyer on Apr 12, 2018

Our nest is getting bigger! Meet WREN’s newest staff member, Courtney Thomas.  As our Upstate Liaison, Courtney will be spending a majority of her time doing community engagement work in the Upstate area. Stay tuned for information regarding an upcoming local meet and greet. 1.Where are you from? I’m originally from Irmo, SC.  After graduating… Read more

Advocate Stories, Economic Opportunity, Special Events

2018 WREN Summit Highlights

by Megan Plassmeyer on Apr 11, 2018

On April 9th-10th, 2018,  the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) hosted their annual summit at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and USC Alumni Center. Registrants had the opportunity to engage in conversation with diverse business owners, community leaders, students, and advocates, while taking part in hands-on skill building activities designed to address and increase… Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

Summit Destination Guide 2018

by WREN Staff on Apr 4, 2018

We are just days away from our 2018 WREN Summit, and it’s no secret that some of our state’s top leaders in business, nonprofit, and education will be leading ground-breaking sessions and panels. So how do you decide what to take?  Check out our staff’s ” Summit Destination Guide” for a first-look at the classes, activities,… Read more