Group Launched to Encourage Women to Run for Office

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In South Carolina, women make up nearly 52 percent of the population. And yet, only 16 percent of the seats in the state Legislature are held by women. A newly formed nonprofit is looking to change that. More than two dozen women in various fields, including business, education and politics, have come together to create S.C. Women in Leadership, describing it as a “multi-partisan nonprofit” that has set encouraging women to run for elected office as one of its primary goals. The organization was formally launched on April 8 at Columbia City Hall with a gathering of dozens of women leaders. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin also was on hand. Read more>>>