The 2018 WREN Summit will focus on Women’s Economic Empowerment and will include diverse business owners and leaders, professionals of all levels, researchers, students, advocates, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to learn, develop new skills, and network with peers.
Day 1 will focus on speakers, panels and workshops examining the theme of women’s economic empowerment. On day 2, WREN will host a gubernatorial forum where candidates will speak on economic issues that face women and families in South Carolina.
Dr. Nika White, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Sara Fawcett and Lauren Wilkie, Women in Philanthropy
Morning Breakout Sessions sponsored by Women in Philanthropy
Encouraging Women's Entrepreneurialism
Moderator: Hadia Ghandour
Panelists: Tanya Rodriguez Hodges, Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Katherine Swartz Hilton, Roshanda E. Pratt When Women Lead
Moderator: Nikki Hardin
Panelists: Melissa Watson, Laura Varn, Georgette Council, Susie Shannon Creating a Safe and Inclusive Workplace
Panelists: Kimberly Tissot, Sebrina Isom, Janet E. Rhode, Sarah Gammage, Lindsay Hawkins Promising Solutions For A Low Wage Workforce
Moderator: Dr. Katrina Spigner
Panelists: Dee Albritton, Kristi King-Brock, Laneika Musalini, Lauren Wilkie, Tiffany James Rooting In and Rising Up: Women in Agriculture
Moderator: Sara Clow
Panelists: Ariel Brooks, Bonita Diane Clemons, Germain Jenkins ,Brinton Fox
During our lunch, we will be welcoming guest speaker Justice Kaye Hearne and have a free headshot station available for use with photographer Steffi Brink of Indie Grits Labs.