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Ready to Run: Crisis Communication

Are you or someone you know considering a run for elected office? Join us for our continuing Ready to Run® series. This session will focus on building or reshaping your message strategy and will give you tools for communicating your messages effectively.

Free

Ready to Run: Fundraising for Success

Are you or someone you know considering a run for elected office? Join us for our continuing Ready to Run® series. This final session will focus on some of the best strategies to keep your campaign financially viable while being mindful of the current moment.

Free

OUT to Run: Empowering LGBTQ+ Political Leaders

Presented in partnership with the Center for American Women in Politics The next session in CAWP’s Ready to Run virtual training series is here. The panel will discuss the importance of having more LGBTQ+ individuals engaged in politics and public life, including as elected or appointed officials, lobbyists, and party leaders. Confirmed participants in the … Continued

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CROWD Academy – Upstate Redistricting Training

Southern Coalition for Social Justice in partnership with SC Appleseed, and SC Counts is offering virtual training on redistricting, the mapping process, and tools citizens can use to organize their communities and engage in the redistricting process. The CROWD academy training model has been implemented in every state in the southeastern United States with the … Continued

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CROWD Academy – Statewide Redistricting Training

Southern Coalition for Social Justice in partnership with SC Appleseed, and SC Counts is offering virtual training on redistricting, the mapping process, and tools citizens can use to organize their communities and engage in the redistricting process. The CROWD academy training model has been implemented in every state in the southeastern United States with the … Continued

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Overcoming Racial Bias on Your Leadership Journey

Our country was founded on principles that privileged some and excluded others. The resulting system of bias makes many things more difficult for women and people of color. This includes running for office.

Until leaders at all levels look more like the overall population, there will continue to be racial biases baked into our democracy. That’s why we need your voice at the table. In this session, we will discuss how to center the needs, challenges, and triumphs in your community as you battle a system that was initially set up to exclude you from participation.

A Conversation about Race and Gender Diversity – May 25th & 26th

Join women from all over the state to talk about race and gender diversity. We’ll talk about the big issues so you can share your story, learn from others, celebrate the progress made by trailblazers before us, and empower each other to tackle the disparities that remain. Plus we’ll make an exciting announcement about our Circles of Women!

A Conversation about Race and Gender Diversity – May 25th & 26th

Join women from all over the state to talk about race and gender diversity. We’ll talk about the big issues so you can share your story, learn from others, celebrate the progress made by trailblazers before us, and empower each other to tackle the disparities that remain. Plus we’ll make an exciting announcement about our Circles of Women!

Get Your Elected Representatives’ Attention Virtual Workshop

Learn helpful tips on how and what to do when contacting your elected representatives, with a focus on holding your state legislators accountable for how legislative district maps are drawn based on 2020 Census data. We will identify your representatives, practice different approaches and discuss follow-up actions.

Make a Plan to Vote! Virtual Workshop

Historically, voter turn-out in midterm elections is low, but many municipal government offices (e.g. mayors, school boards, local city/county councils) that have a great deal of impact on our everyday lives are often decided by a very small margin in these elections. Make sure you know the ways you can vote this November and have a plan to meet the requirements and deadlines so your vote counts.

Mobilize Your Community to Vote Virtual Workshop

Decisions about your taxes, public works, and school districts happen not in Washington, DC, but in our own backyards. Historically, voter turn-out in midterm elections is low, but many municipal government offices (e.g. mayors, school boards, local city/county councils) that have a great deal of impact on our everyday lives are often decided by a very small margin in these elections. Learn how you can support members of your community in their efforts to Vote Local in municipal elections this fall.

Spring Training: Opening Day

Boyd Plaza, Columbia, SC 1515 Main St, Columbia, SC, United States

Step Up to the Plate to Serve in Your Community
hosted by SC WIL and presented by the City of Columbia

From town council to the Governor’s Mansion, we need women to step up to the plate and run for elected office. Are YOU up to bat or coaching in the 2022 election season?

SC Women in Leadership is hosting a one-day conference to inspire and introduce women candidates to what they need to know to run for office.

Stick around in the 9th inning for a reception to connect with women serving in the S.C. General Assembly and other elected offices to build your network of women who have already run the bases and won the ballgame.

Participants may attend in person or join virtually. MASKS REQUIRED.

Ready to Run 2022: Launching Your Campaign

Eva Pusateri will provide a focused overview of key elements of your campaign plan, including practical tips for voter contact, message development, and working with a campaign team virtually. FREE – registration required.

Ready to Run 2022: Digital Strategies for Campaigns

Now that campaign operations have been moved mostly online, what are the best strategies for engaging voters? This session will spotlight the best practices and offer actionable tips for reaching and engaging voters online. FREE – registration required.

Ready to Run 2022: Fundraising for Success: Part 1

Fundraising is a crucial aspect of campaigning. This webinar covers key components of campaign fundraising, including developing a strategy for your campaign, building a donor list, and recruiting a finance committee. FREE – registration required.

Ready to Run 2022: Fundraising for Success: Part 2

Using storytelling, listening, and relationship-building skills, anyone can successfully raise money. Fundraising expert Nancy Bocskor will teach participants how to build and utilize these skills to successfully make the “ask.” FREE – registration required. About the Speaker: Nancy Bocskor, tagged a “Democracy Coach” by a major German newspaper, teaches citizens in the United States and … Continued

Annual SpringBoard Conference

Join us May 17th for the third annual SpringBoard Conference to help SC women gain the confidence and knowledge to seek positions of power and influence on appointed boards and commissions.

Fixin’ to Lead

Have you been considering seeking a leadership role at work, in your church, on a non-profit board, running for elected office (or helping with another woman’s campaign), or serving on a public appointed board or commission? There are many barriers that hold South Carolina women back from leadership roles. We recognize that the system wasn’t built to support working women (paid and unpaid) nor women of all colors, sizes, shapes, backgrounds, and bank accounts.

SpringBoard Conference 2023

The fourth annual SpringBoard Conference will help South Carolina women seek positions on appointed boards and commissions

Office Hours Workshop: Opportunity Seats

As a continuation of the annual Spring Training campaign training series, SC Women in Leadership is hosting "Office Hours" workshops to dig deeper into specific campaign topics. These will be working sessions where the facilitators lead participants through the topic or tool. Office Hours workshops are complimentary and will be limited to 15 participants. Sessions … Continued

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Office Hours: Campaign Finance & Disclosures

Virtual

Office Hours are a series of workshops taking deep dives into a specific campaign topics. Registration is limited to 15 participants to facilitate discussion and interaction between and among the presenter and participants. In this session, presenter Ashley Medbery Floyd will show participants how to file on the SC Ethics website, other required disclosures, and … Continued

Office Hours Workshop: Opportunity Seats

Virtual

Opportunity Seats Wednesday, January 10, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. FREE - Registration Required ***A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT*** Using public data and SC WIL proprietary research, the facilitator will help participants identify which offices are most likely to be winnable based on historical voting data. Our application does not take issues into consideration. The … Continued

Office Hours Workshop: WIL Win! Campaign Activation Toolkit Demonstration

Virtual

WIL Win! Campaign Activation Toolkit Demonstration Wednesday, January 24, 2024 12-1 p.m. FREE – Registration Required ***A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT*** SC WIL has built a roadmap to election victory for female candidates. The WIL Win! campaign activation toolkit includes information, training, tracking tools, graphic design templates, resources, and more to implement every aspect of your … Continued

Office Hours Workshop: Opportunity Seats

Virtual

Opportunity Seats Wednesday, January 31, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. FREE - Registration Required ***A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT*** Using public data and SC WIL proprietary research, the facilitator will help participants identify which offices are most likely to be winnable based on historical voting data. Our application does not take issues into consideration. The … Continued

Office Hours Workshop: Build Your Network

Virtual

Build Your Network Workshop Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12-1 p.m. FREE – Registration Required ***A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT*** Register Now Learn how to harness the community of people who can help your campaign by voting for you, donating, volunteering, and joining your campaign team. In this workshop we’ll help you identify the people in your … Continued

Office Hours Workshop: Opportunity Seats

Virtual

Opportunity Seats Wednesday, February 14, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. FREE - Registration Required ***A VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT*** Using public data and SC WIL proprietary research, the facilitator will help participants identify which offices are most likely to be winnable based on historical voting data. Our application does not take issues into consideration. The … Continued