You’re invited to join the Lead Like a Woman Circle to explore the many facets of female leadership.
Our ‘lunch and learn’ style Circle meets virtually on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 PM.
We’ll delve into what female leadership looks like, hear from women in power about what female leaders need to thrive, and how we can be allies. We will discuss how to lead like a woman, role models to learn from, where to get started, and why female leaders are more important now than ever.
This month, our guest speaker is Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford.
Join us to help define what it means to Lead Like a Woman!
About Naida Rutherford
Naida Rutherford, is an elected official in Richland County, Columbia, SC. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor degree in biology. She went on to nursing school, completing her Masters in Nursing and becoming a nationally board certified nurse practitioner. She worked in healthcare for 15 years with expertise in wounds and adult geriatric acute care. Her electoral win as Coroner in 2020 made her the first woman, first medical professional and first person of color to hold the title of Coroner in the 173 year history of the office. She has been honored locally and nationally for her achievements by the University of South Carolina, Benedict College, Essence and Pepsi. Ms. Rutherford is a motivational speaker, sharing her story of overcoming a negative foster care upbringing, poverty and homelessness to youth groups, executives and corporations. She is a mom to two young men, ages 12 and 13, an active member of the South Carolina Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Review Committee, Well Partners Advisory Board, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America.