Category: Special Events

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

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… Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

Be a Part of Our Journey

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jan 28, 2018

Exhibition Timeline Through Seen and Heard, “photovoice” methodology was used as a means of expressing the opportunities and barriers that women, girls, and gender minorities face within the Midlands region.  Our first exhibition of project photography and videography opened at Tapp’s Art Center on February 1st. Since then, project photos have become a catalyst for… Read more

Advocate Stories, Special Events

Women’s March Unifies State

by Megan Plassmeyer on Jan 22, 2018

This weekend, South Carolinians gathered for the anniversary of last year’s Women’s March on Washington and to call for electoral justice, dedicated to civil rights activist Septima P. Clark.  From rallies in Charleston, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach, organizers stood for empowerment, equality, and centering the voices of those who often go unheard. Read below to see… Read more