Special Events

Giving Thanks

by WREN Staff on Nov 22, 2016

Last Thanksgiving, we thought we had a lot to be thankful for. But somewhere in between the rush of the new year, the cards at Valentine’s Day, and the fireworks on the fourth, we created something bigger than we could have ever imagined. Now alongside this year’s turkey and stuffing, is a nest that reminds

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

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


Spartanburg Launch Party

Nov 15, 2016

With great pleasure, we invite you to celebrate the official launch of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), featuring introductions by WREN CEO, Ann Warner, and community members from the Upstate.


On sex education, school board clashes with women’s health advocates

Oct 31, 2016

As a sporadic source of controversy in Charleston County schools, sex education is a subject that has long made school board members squeamish and put them at odds with women’s health advocates. “It’s all very frustrating,” said Eme Crawford, director of communications at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, which advocates for medically accurate sex education in S.C.


Midlands Anchor: WREN Takes Wing to Fight for Women’s Rights in South Carolina

Oct 20, 2016

A new organization will be getting involved in politics in South Carolina, but its staff plans to ignore party lines. Their constituency? All women and girls and their families. WREN, the Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network, was born from the foundation set by the New Morning Foundation and foundation-supported programs such as Tell Them over


A New Statewide Voice for Women’s Rights: WREN Launches at Senate’s End Hall

Oct 5, 2016

This Thursday, WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, launches with a massive party at Senate’s End Hall in Columbia to celebrate a new day in the fight for women’s rights in South Carolina. Everyone is invited to meet and talk shop with local activists, academics, concerned folks, and political allies like Sen. Katrina Shealy


RELEASE: WREN Launches with Series of October Events

Oct 3, 2016

Columbia, South Carolina – The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, or WREN, will make its official debut with launch events October 6 in Columbia, October 13 in Charleston and October 27 in Greenville. The series of launch parties will serve as the Columbia based 501(c)(3)’s first introduction to South Carolina’s communities since its establishment in


Columbia Launch Party

Sep 22, 2016

With great pleasure, we invite you to celebrate the official launch of the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) on October 6, 5:30-8pm at The Hall at Senate’s End, featuring introductions by Senator Katrina Shealy and Representative James Smith with refreshments and live music by Paisley Marie. Our program begins at 6pm. **Parking is free