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If Not You, Then Who?

If Not You, Then Who?

When I launched my campaign, I told people my reason was simple: I love my city, and I want it to be the best it can be. When I looked around and saw where our city had been, where it …
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How women in the Southern Baptist Convention have fought for decades to be ordained | Opinion

How women in the Southern Baptist Convention have fought for decades to be ordained | Opinion

When leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention meet during their annual gathering in Nashville, Tennessee, in June 2021, the issue of three women being ordained to ministry will likely be an intense topic of conversation. Convention leaders had decried the …
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The Female CEOs on the Fortune 500 Just Broke Three All-time Records

The Female CEOs on the Fortune 500 Just Broke Three All-time Records

Good news/bad news. It’s a big morning for all of us at Fortune—today we launch our annual list of America’s largest companies: the Fortune 500. It’s something of a Broadsheet tradition to check in on the number of companies in …
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Why is White the Default?

Why is White the Default?

Source: Anizia Fulmore, Intern, SC Women in LeadershipI never heard the term “people of color” until my freshman year of college. It was not a term I used to describe myself as a Black and Dominican young girl growing up …
Happy Birthday to S.C. Women in Leadership

Happy Birthday to S.C. Women in Leadership

Source: Columbia StarLast week I went to a birthday party.It was a glorious spring day at Boyd Plaza in downtown Columbia, where South Carolina Women in Leadership (SC WIL) was celebrating its second birthday.Two years earlier, a diverse group of …
Column: Women in leadership need to hold the door for each other

Column: Women in leadership need to hold the door for each other

Source: The Daily GamecockFor women, walking into a room is not always easy. As we carry their personal stories with us, it is our responsibility to pass their teachings on to increase female leadership roles.When I was in 4th grade, …
Commentary: How S.C. lawmakers are helping the campaign to cripple our nation

Commentary: How S.C. lawmakers are helping the campaign to cripple our nation

On Thursday, I sat in a hearing room on the S.C. Statehouse grounds and listened while our nation was attacked at its roots. Our federal government was described as tyrannical. A plan to gut the government by rewriting much of …
The Importance of Honoring Black History Now & Year-Round

The Importance of Honoring Black History Now & Year-Round

Black History Month is important, worth celebration, and simply put – much too short. What began as a week in 1926, grew into a month fifty years later, and it would be in everyone’s best interest to see the celebration …
From Rhetoric to Reality: Advancing Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

From Rhetoric to Reality: Advancing Women’s Participation in Peace Processes

As President-elect Biden prepares to tackle global challenges, there is a concrete way to increase the odds of success: involve more women in high-level decision-making. This applies not only to the next President’s team but also to the conflicts they …
Republican women in the House could change everything

Republican women in the House could change everything

On January 3, when members of the 117th Congress raise their hands and swear their oaths, a significant shift will take place. The number of Republican women in the House will more than double from 13 to at least 28 …
Stop Saying Women “Dropped Out” Of The Workforce. We Were Pushed.

Stop Saying Women “Dropped Out” Of The Workforce. We Were Pushed.

Last year, I pitched a panel to a conference on women and podcasting about the realities of working motherhood in America and the need to find more nuanced and thoughtful ways to cover it. I submitted the proposal while I …
“I Believe Anita Hill!” goes virtual in 2020

“I Believe Anita Hill!” goes virtual in 2020

Since 1991, thousands of women (and supportive men) from all over South Carolina have attended the now iconic “I Believe Anita Hill!” annual celebration in Columbia.It’s fun, it’s important, it’s a great networking opportunity, and it’s the longest-running event in …
Women's Suffrage: The Next 100 Years

Women’s Suffrage: The Next 100 Years

Although the 19th amendment was ratified 100 years ago, it was only the first step in ensuring women’s right to vote. A century later, SCETV hosted a discussion with South Carolina women about the past, present, and future of women’s suffrage.While the …
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Mickey Mantle and Me: Why did they only ask me the question?

Mickey Mantle and Me: Why did they only ask me the question?

When I was a kid in the late 1950s, the exhortation to “Play Ball!” which heralded the start of Major League Baseball each spring put me in a state of high excitement.I loved watching my Detroit Tigers take the field …
The Suffrage Movement in South Carolina

The Suffrage Movement in South Carolina

https://youtu.be/cnKILkW4ofcIf history teaches a lesson to South Carolina women today, it is that working together and supporting each other is the only way to get things done the right way.And that every vote counts. We all must exercise our long …
Action Needed Immediately: Census Counting to End Early

Action Needed Immediately: Census Counting to End Early

It was abruptly announced this week that the Census Bureau will cut short critical door-knocking efforts for the 2020 census in September, not October as previously announced. “It’s going to be impossible to complete the count in time,” said one …
Founder, Mignon Clyburn

“Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century”

If I were to tell a fifth grader in Marlboro County that these were the first words in the Executive Summary of America’s National Broadband Plan back in March of 2010, she would be justified in exclaiming, “What in the …
Catherine Cantey

10 Things I Learned From Helping Close Our Rural Broadband Gap

Our community came together to work towards closing the broadband gap. It was a year long project and over that year, I learned ten things I would like to share:Do something different. I learned about this initial work from attending …
As I Was Saying…

As I Was Saying…

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages, many of us have learned to work virtually, engaging in teleconferencing and staying glued to our digital devices. The U.S. Supreme Court has done likewise.On May 4, because of the pandemic, the high court kicked …
People of Color are Protesting

People of Color are Protesting

Here’s what you need to know about this new identity.Black leaders started using the term “people of color” in the 1960s. Today, it means something more.As anti-racism efforts unfold across the United States, we see racial minorities in solidarity with …
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