WREN Annual Summit

When: April 9-10, 2018
Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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On April 9th and 10th, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) will host the second annual WREN Summit.

This Summit will focus on women’s economic empowerment and identify the potential benefits of women’s increased economic mobility, access to resources, and leadership. The purpose of the summit is to build the knowledge, network and skills of women to achieve greater economic empowerment.

On Tuesday, April 10, attendees will recognize Equal Pay Day by participating in an advocacy day. Stay tuned for more details.

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Event Agenda

Monday, April 9

9:00 AM

Summit Welcome

Ann Warner, CEO, WREN

9:15 AM

Featured Speaker

Dr. Nika White

10:30 AM

Morning Breakout Sessions sponsored by Women in Philanthropy

Encouraging Women's Entrepreneurialism When Women Lead Creating a Safe and Inclusive Workplace Overcoming Barriers in the Low-Wage Workforce Rooting In and Rising Up: Women in Agriculture

3:15 PM

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Negotiation Training Speaking Your Greatness Transforming Rape Culture Innovative Strategies for Working Mothers Advocating and Organizing for Women's Rights
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Event Speakers

Nika White
Diversity Strategist

Martha Menard

Katherine Swartz-Hilton
McNair Center for Entrepreneurism and Community Engagement

Tamika Gadsden
South Carolina Chapter of Women’s March on Washington

Need a place to stay?

These hotels are located in downtown Columbia and within walking distance to the conference.


Get an in-depth look into the barriers, benefits, and challenges that women face when entering and advancing in the workforce in South Carolina.

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