Power Up Your Workplace
The Power Up series is a collection of reports and research created by WREN to address workplace inequities in South Carolina. Most women in our state are breadwinners for their families so workplace discrimination has rippling impacts all across the state. Employers, legislators, and workers all have a part to play.
How do you solve the labor shortage?
Women are the answer.
Power Up Action Agenda
This resource contains topic specific strategies and resources to advance women’s workforce participation and equitable workplaces.Download the Report
Women in the Workforce (2022)
The COVID-19 pandemic stretched the national economy to a breaking point causing unemployment to spike, especially among women. Here in South Carolina and around the country this caused a "she-cession." Learn more about the impacts of COVID on women's workforce participation and strategies to end the labor shortage.Download the Report
Power Up Playbook
This resource is designed to provide employers with strategies to improve workplace culture and support cisgender, transgender, and nonbinary women as full and equal participants and leaders in the economy and workplace.Download the Report
Closing The Gap
Gender and racial pay gaps make our workplaces less fair and productive and make our economy less competitive. Use this guide to take proactive steps to identify and close pay gaps.Download the Report
Power Up Reproductive Healthcare
Access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare is a crucial factor in women’s ability to participate and advance in the workforce. Nine out of 10 women surveyed believe that the ability to control when and if to have children is critical to their careers. Companies that want to maintain a strong workforce and remain competitive must NOT overlook the impact that the overturning of has on women’s workforce participation.Download the Report
Power Up: Women in the Workforce
Research economist Dr. Joey Von Nessen provides solutions to South Carolina's labor shortage in conversation with Ann Warner, WREN's CEO.
Are you ready to Power Up?
On March 21st, WREN hosted Power Up: Igniting a Resilient, Gender-Equitable Workforce for South Carolina where business leaders from across the state explored innovative ways to address the workforce shortage. Check back here soon for the action agenda that was generated from this event and for additional opportunities to be a part of in depth discussions with business leaders, policymakers, and the workforce on industry and topic specific strategies and resources to advance women’s workforce participation and equitable workplaces.