Involve. Inform. Inspire.

We promote democracy by encouraging women across South Carolina to engage and participate in local and state leadership opportunities.

Serve On A Board

WIL built and maintains the only comprehensive statewide roster of open seats on appointed public boards and commissions at the municipal, county, and state levels.

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Run for Office

WIL encourages qualified women to run for office at all levels of government or become engaged in helping with a woman candidate’s campaign.

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Our Efforts

We are a multi-partisan, multi-racial alliance of women with a mission to move South Carolina forward socially, economically, educationally, and environmentally by sharing information, making connections, and encouraging engagement in local and state leadership opportunities.

Ensure Fair Voting

The voting process must be transparent, with no unnecessary barriers. To help achieve this crucial part of our democratic process, we focus on the areas of redistricting, voting technology, and vote verification.

Fill the Pipeline

Did you know that SC ranks a dismal 46th among the 50 states in the number of women in elected office? Since 2019, we’ve been working to encourage and support more women running for public office.

Reduce Polarization

Political polarization is increasingly intense. We believe that cooperation and respectful conversations can help decrease partisan tensions and that elevating more women in Congress will increase democratic legitimacy and simple justice.

Upcoming Events

The Charleston Forum: Electing Qualified Tri-County School Boards in 2022

The November 2022 School Board Elections in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties will shape education policy in our region for years to come. So, what exactly should voters look for in candidates, and what local issues are at stake? The Charleston Forum will present diverse perspectives of trusted voices in the education community.

2022 Leading Women Dinner

The Leading Women Dinner honors women who have blazed trails in civic leadership so that others may follow and builds a support network to encourage women to vie for civic leadership roles. Join us as we recognize and celebrate all the brave South Carolina women who have stepped forward to seek elective and appointive office.

Real Estate Investment Circle

Our Circle is for women who are new to real estate investment or interested in learning how to get started. We meet on the last Thursday of the month at … Continued

Lead Like a Woman Circle

Our lunch and learn style Circle delves into what female leadership looks like, how we can be and support better leaders, and hear from women in power.

Entrepreneurs Circle

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month via Zoom at 6 PM to discuss starting and leading businesses with other women. As female entrepreneurs, we share concerns and tips as we celebrate each other’s successes and help overcome our challenges.

Meet Our Founders

Beth Maris

Beth Maris

Beth Richardson

Mike Mann

Erin Cook

Kelly Toney

Charlotte Berry

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