Leadership and Civic Engagement

WREN will always provide a strong voice for women and girls across South Carolina. We are committed to fostering an environment in which women are encouraged to lead and to advocate for policies that positively impact our lives and our children’s futures. WREN wants women to have the tools, facts, and skills to advocate. We encourage diverse, women leaders who can champion our concerns and speak out when our interests are being put aside or ignored by elected officials.

Advocacy 101 trainings

WREN trains groups across the state on issues affecting women and girls, while also providing information on the legislative process and how to advocate and lead change in South Carolina. During legislative session, we also encourage advocates to meet us at the Statehouse to engage legislators directly in a supportive group setting.  Starting in January 2019, please visit our event calendar to find these listed dates.

If you have a group or organization that is interested in receiving an Advocacy 101 training or Meet Me at Statehouse, contact us at info@scwren.org.

Have expertise?

WREN’s Strategic Technical Advisory Group includes individuals who have special expertise that is relevant to WREN’s mission and to our educational, advocacy and political activities. These experts work in medicine, public health, law, economics, advocacy, and more. Advisors provide input and expertise to WREN staff and board members on an as-needed basis, and from time to time, the staff or board may engage advisers in projects or initiatives. If you believe you can help, please contact alidow@scwren.org.  

Why It Matters In SC?

Legislative Agenda

Policy Priority

Act to Establish Pay Equity (H. 3183)

This bill would make pay discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin or disability illegal in South Carolina.

Partner Bill

South Carolina Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (H.3188)

This bill prohibits on the basis of sex paying wages to employees of one sex at a lesser rate than the rate paid to employees of the opposite sex for comparable work in jobs which require the same, or essentially the same, knowledge, skill, effort, and responsibility.