SC Women in Leadership hosts the annual SpringBoard Conference to help South Carolina women who have yet to seek positions on appointed boards and commissions gain the knowledge and confidence to do so and help women already serving become more effective board members. The presenter and panelist contact information and slide decks can be accessed through the links below.
Leading in the Private Sector: Serving on a Corporate or Non-Profit Board
Learn what it’s like serving on a private board, how to know if it’s the right fit for you, what experience you need, and how to find opportunities.
A New Solution: Appointments in the Digital Age
Learn how the innovative new MatchBoard app can help you find and apply for boards in your area.
Demonstration presented by:
Christie Lindsey, Clerk, City of Spartanburg
Emily Bowerman, MatchBoard Director, SC Women in Leadership
The Secret Formula for Being Appointed
What makes a candidate stand out to the council members and mayors making appointments? What skills should you have? Can networking help? What should you do before and after you apply?
How to Become a (More) Effective Board Member
What’s it like to serve? What’s the time commitment involved and how do you juggle it with other responsibilities? How many hours a month are you working outside of meetings? How do you handle conflict during meetings? How can you build a relationship with council members and officials? How do you increase your value to and status on the board?
Expanded Horizons: Serving on a Statewide Board
Learn more about opportunities to serve at the state level and how the appointment process varies from local appointments.
S.C. State Senator Sandy Senn, District 41 – Charleston & Dorchester Counties, Member, S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, S.C. Senate Corrections and Penology Committee, and S.C. Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee