WREN Upstate Summit 2018: Women’s Economic Empowerment

11/09/2018, All Day

Younts Conference Center, Furman University | Greenville, SC

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WREN will hold its first Upstate Summit on November 9, 2018 at Furman University. The Summit is the culmination of a series of events focused on building an agenda for women’s economic empowerment.

The purpose of the summit is to work with partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build a coalition and identify strategies for women’s economic mobility and empowerment.

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WREN Summit Agenda

Friday, November 9

Younts Conference Center (3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC, 29613)

8:00 am- Check-In, coffee, and light breakfast

8:30 am- Summit Welcome

8:35 am- Furman Welcome, Dr. Elizabeth Davis, President, Furman University

8:45 am- Panel Discussion on Women’s Economic Empowerment Agenda, moderated by Ann Warner, CEO, WREN, featuring Betsy Neely Sikma, VP, Talent & Economic Inclusion. 

9:45 am – Break

10:00 am- Breakout Working Sessions Part A (Definitions)

  • Track 1: Employment
  • Track 2: Education
  • Track 3: Assets & Social Supports

11:00 am – Introduction of WREN’s Legislative Agenda

12:00 pm – Lunch and Keynote Address

Chandra Childers, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

1:00 pm – Midday Yoga / Energizer

1:20 pm – Panel Discussion on Midterm Elections and the Impact on Women, moderated by Ashley Lidow, Associate Director of Policy and Government Relations, WREN, featuring Liz Seman Greenville County Council (District 24), and Representative Chandra E. Dillard (SC-23).

2:30 pm – Breakout Working Sessions Part B (Finding Solutions)

  • Track 1: Employment
  • Tract 2: Education
  • Track 3: Assets & Social Supports

3:30 pm – Break

3:45 pm – Storytelling Workshop, facilitated by Adrienne Burris, Greenville Wordsmiths

4:45 pm – Closing Remarks, Courtney Thomas, Upstate Liaison, WREN

5:00 pm – Networking Reception

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