WREN Upstate Summit 2018: Women's Economic Empowerment
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WREN Upstate Summit 2018: Women's Economic Empowerment

The Summit is the culmination of a series of events focused on building an agenda for women’s economic empowerment.

11/9/2018
When: Friday, November 9, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Where: Younts Conference Center - Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, South Carolina  29613
United States
Contact: Ann Warner

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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

Cost: $35

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

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

8:45 am- Summit Welcome

8:50 am- Furman Welcome,Dr. Elizabeth Davis, President, Furman University

9:00 am- Panel Discussion on Women's Economic Empowerment Agenda

  • Ann Warner, CEO, WREN (moderator)
  • Nichelle Harrison, Owner, MAP Agency
  • Minor Mickel Shaw, President, Micco LLC
  • Susan Shi, Chair Emerita Institute for Child Success & Board of Trustees Furman University
  • Betsy Neely Sikma, VP, Talent & Economic Inclusion, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Faith Adedokun, Greenville Network for Southern Economic Mobility Team Leader & Senior Consultant at Openfields

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am- Breakout Working Sessions Part A (Definitions)

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

11:50 am - Yoga/Energizer, Katy Corbin- Yogalicious

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, Katy Corbin - Yogalicious 

1:05 pm - Remarks by Krista Newkirk, President of Converse College

1:20 pm - Panel Discussion on Midterm Elections and the Impact on Women

2:20 pmIntroduction of WREN's Legislative Agenda

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 Erin Collins and Nicole McAden, Alchemy Comedy

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

5:00 pm - Networking Reception


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