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)

Carmony Adler

Executive Director

Gills Creek Watershed Association

kara anderson


USTA South Carolina

Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Allie Astor

Farm to School Program Coordinator

The Green Heart Project

Kim Atchley

Director of Communications

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Chris Barrett

Executive Director

Huguenot Society of South Carolina

Crishell Bass

Career Counselor

SC Department of Education

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Alanna Boozer

Board Chair

United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

LaVanda Brown

Executive Director

YWCA Greater Charleston

Paul Buchanan

Compliance & HR Manager

Affinity Health Center

Steven Burritt

Regional Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Becky Callaham

Executive Director

Safe Harbor

Tina Christensen

Executive Director

Winyah Rivers Alliance

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Lisa Colby

Executive Director

American Red Cross

Ashley Cook


Darkness to Light

Amanda Cote'

Director of Finance & Operations

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Ashley Crary Lidow

Associate Director of Policy and Government Rel.

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Susan Crooks


Walt's Waltz

Bryant Davis

Assistant Director of Government & Community Serv

Richland County Government and Community Services

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Susan DeVenny


Arras Foundation

April Epting

Volunteer Coordinator

Central SC Habitat for Humanity

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Kaky Grant


Grant Philanthropic Advisors


Finance Director

Catawba Area Agency on Aging

Donna Groomes

Board Member


Erin Hall

Chief Development Officer

Hopeful Horizons

Jessica Harrell

Managing Director, Programs & Services

USTA South Carolina

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Kayla Huff

Volunteer Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Julie Hussey


Civic Communications LLC

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville Board

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Jaclyn Kohlhepp

CEO, JTK Consulting LLC

JTK Consulting LLC

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Carmen Levitt

Executive Assistant to CEO

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Kimberly Martinez-Ward


Compass of Carolina

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Maya Pack

Executive Director

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Darlene Paradise

Director of Development

Dickerson Children's Advocacy Center

Kevin Patten

Chief Financial Officer

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Richard Puffer

Fmr. Executive Director

The Byerly Foundation

Holly Raines

Volunteer and Development VISTA

St. Luke's Free Medical Clinic

Filippo Ravalico

Director of Operations

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Katie Reams

Director of United for ALICE

United Way Association of SC

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Megan Reilly

Development Director

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Brooke Robertson

Director of Strategic Communication & Member Experience

Neue South Collective

Jennet Robinson Alterman

President and CEO

J. Robinson Alterman LLC

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Cindi Rourk


Charleston LDC

Geales Sands

Executive Director

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Addy Smith

Event & Operations Director

Anderson Arts Center

Diane Smock

Community volunteer (former elected official)

Community Volunteer

Yarley Steedly

Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Kim Stravolo

Vice President, CFO

Mary Black Foundation

Leslie Stroud-Romero - 1

Independent Grant Writer

Leslie Stroud-Romero

Summer Tebalt


AccessHealth Spartanburg

Kristen Terlitsky

Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Courtney Thomas

Director of Communications

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Leigh Thomson

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Maren Trochmann

Assistant Professor

College of Charleston - MPA Program

Julie Trott

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County

Tim Veeck


Habitat for Humanity of York County

Julie Walker


J.H. Walker Legacy Foundation

Della Watkins

Executive Director

Columbia Museum of Art

Abby Watson

Rebuild Upstate

Janie Williams


Reid Chapel AME Church/V.V. Reid School

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Belle Zeigler

Executive Director

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

45 Other Registered Attendees

Presented by:

Ann Warner

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

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