Removing our Blinders: Moving from Rhetoric to Action with Ann Warner

Thursday, March 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

Ann Warner, CEO of the Women's Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN), will facilitate a discussion of her organization's shift toward being explicitly and intentionally anti-racist in their internal and external practices.

This session will focus on how WREN has been uplifting and addressing the ways in which white supremacy affects us as individuals and as an organization, and how WREN plans to integrate the mindset and knowledge into the organization as it moves forward.

Participants in WREN’s Anti-Racist Working Group will share some of their key take-aways from their ongoing work together.

Sponsored by:

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Attendees (128)

Abby Watson

Rebuild Upstate

Addy Smith

Event & Operations Director

Anderson Arts Center

Alanna Boozer

Development Coordinator

United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina

Allie Astor

Farm to School Program Coordinator

The Green Heart Project

Amanda Cote

Director of Operations

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

April Epting

Volunteer Coordinator

Central SC Habitat for Humanity

Ashley Cook


Darkness to Light

Ashley Crary Lidow

Associate Director of Policy and Government Rel.

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Becky Callaham

Executive Director

Safe Harbor

Belle Zeigler

Executive Director

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Brooke Robertson

Graphic Designer | Developer

Neue South Collective

Bryant Davis

Assistant Director of Government & Community Serv

Richland County Government and Community Services

Carmen Levitt

Director of Administrative Affairs

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Carmony Adler

Executive Director

Gills Creek Watershed Association

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something


Finance Director

Catawba Area Agency on Aging

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Chris Barrett

Executive Director

Huguenot Society of South Carolina

Cindi Rourk


Charleston LDC

Courtney Thomas

Director of Communications

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Crishell Bass

Career Counselor

SC Department of Education

Darlene Paradise

Director of Development

Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Della Watkins

Executive Director

Columbia Museum of Art

Diane Smock

Community volunteer (former elected official)

Community Volunteer

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Donna Groomes

Board Member


Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Erin Hall

Chief Development Officer

Hopeful Horizons

Filippo Ravalico

Director of Operations

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Geales Sands

Executive Director

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Heather Witt

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of the Piedmont

Holly Raines

Volunteer and Development VISTA

St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic

Jaclyn Kohlhepp

CEO, JTK Consulting LLC

JTK Consulting LLC

Janie Williams


Reid Chapel AME Church/V.V. Reid School

Jennet Robinson Alterman

President and CEO

J. Robinson Alterman LLC

Jessica Harrell

Senior Director, Programs & Services

USTA South Carolina

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Julie Hussey


Civic Communications LLC

Julie Trott

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County

Julie Walker


J.H. Walker Legacy Foundation

Kaky Grant


Grant Philanthropic Advisors

kara anderson


USTA South Carolina

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Katie Reams

Community Impact Manager

United Way Association of SC

Kayla Huff

Volunteer Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Kevin Patten

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Kim Atchley

Director of Communications

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Kim Stravolo

Vice President, CFO

Mary Black Foundation

Kimberly Martinez-Ward


Compass of Carolina

Kristen Terlitsky

Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

LaVanda Brown

Executive Director

YWCA Greater Charleston

Leigh Thomson

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville Board

Leslie Stroud-Romero - 1

Independent Grant Writer

Leslie Stroud-Romero

Lisa Colby

Executive Director

American Red Cross

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Maren Trochmann

Assistant Professor

College of Charleston - MPA Program

Maya Pack

Executive Director

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Megan Reilly

Development Director

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Paul Buchanan

Compliance & HR Manager

Affinity Health Center

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Quinn Hayes

Director of Women in Philanthropy

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Richard Puffer

Executive Director

The Byerly Foundation

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Steven Burritt

Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Summer Tebalt


AccessHealth Spartanburg

Susan Crooks


Walt's Waltz

Susan DeVenny


Arras Foundation

Tim Veeck


Habitat for Humanity of York County

Tina Christensen

Executive Director

Winyah Rivers Alliance

Yarley Steedly

Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

45 Other Registered Attendees

Presented by:

Ann Warner

CEO, Women's Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN)

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Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder, DNA Creative Communications