The Pathways to Leadership Fund was created to honor Dr. Suzan D. Boyd, a model of the impact one woman can have while following her own unique course and to help underwrite events that encourage South Carolina women to gain skills and participate in diverse types of leadership. Meet Dr. Boyd.

The Dr. Suzan D. Boyd Pathways to Leadership Fund takes its name from a woman who created her own roadmap, relentlessly drove organizations to succeed, and constantly urged others to do the same.

The objective of this fund is to capture Dr. Boyd’s enthusiasm for helping others gain confidence and skills and to share her kind of inclusive thinking through a statewide, multi-partisan network of women. The primary method to achieve these goals will be through a continuing series of seminars, conferences, and workshops to help women build confidence and skills to break the barriers they face when seeking leadership positions.

The fund is supported by generous gifts of $2,500 or greater annually from individuals and organizations. 

SC WIL has evolved our approach to personal and professional development to meet the new reality of physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to continue bringing women to the decision-making table, we have recently offered the following virtual training opportunities. 

Be a Virtual Boss (April, 2020)
Online training empower hour with tips to lead an effective meeting online. Expert panelists discussed best practices for organizations to have effective virtual meetings. Approximately 100 participants. 

SpringBoard (May, 2020)
Four-part virtual conference presented by Bank of America to encourage confidence and knowledge to seek positions on local, state, and non-profit boards and commissions. Approximately 125 participants.

Pathways to Power (July/August, 2020)
Two-part series with She Should Run, PATHWAYS TO POWER helped women develop and a personal plan of leadership.  Created to encourage reluctant women to explore leadership possibilities. Approximately 75 attendees.

July Book Club (July 2020)
SC Women in Leadership is excited to present its monthly Virtual Book Club with digital detox expert and author Holland Haiis. Haiss’ book, Consciously Connecting: A Simple Process to Reconnect in a Disconnected World.

August Book Club (August 2020)
Read and discussed Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and find our Place on the New Frontlines by Jenna Arnold.

Zoom 101: Tech and Techniques for Better Virtual Meetings  (August, October)
Introduces the basics of participating and running a Zoom meeting including camera confidence, lighting, audio, backgrounds and wardrobe/makeup. Being confident and competent in a virtual meeting may be the difference between promotion and stagnation.

Watch for new topics and repeats of evergreen trainings on our events page.

Join the Pathways Fund today!

SC Women In Leadership d/b/a WIL is a multi-partisan organization that promotes democracy by encouraging women to become informed about public issues and active in the public debate. WIL helps all those who express interest to find resources for information on those issues. WIL does not endorse particular views, legislation, or candidates for public office


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