HomeElect and Appoint More Women in 2024!

Women make up 51% of South Carolina’s population.

However, we only represent 15% of the State Legislature–ranking us 47th in the nation in terms of women’s representation. These numbers don’t add up.

Our core message at SC WIL is simple: women’s voices belong in leadership. If you share our conviction that it’s high time for women’s perspectives to be equally included in the numerous elected seats across the state—over 2,000 in total—along with the countless positions on public boards and commissions at the local, county, and state levels, we invite you to join our efforts to elect and appoint more women in 2024. Scroll down to access our self-paced training courses. 🔽

Get Involved

More in 2024 is SC WIL’s ambitious year-long push to recruit women across the state to run for elected office in the 2024 election cycle and apply to serve on public boards and commissions. Our goal is to triple the number of women filing to run and seeking appointment – infusing over 800 women into the pipeline to public leadership in South Carolina. 

Achieving this goal requires collective action. Will you lend your support to help us cultivate a stronger pipeline of women leaders in South Carolina?

Run for elected or appointed office.

Are you tired of women being absent from discussions on policies that affect women and their families? Do you think our elected and appointed representatives should take a collaborative approach to solving collective issues? Are you ready to make your voice heard?

If you answered “yes” to those questions, you might make a great elected or appointed leader!

Help us find and recruit women to run.

You know the people in your hometown. Will you help us find and encourage women you know to step up to fill the leadership pipeline?

  • Channel the networking you’re already doing at Rotary, church, your children’s sports leagues, etc.,  You know the women who would make good leaders and where to find them.
  • We’ll provide the tools! We’ll provide your own SC WIL business cards, brochures, postcards, talking points, and tip sheets to share with women you know and meet.
  • Recruiting or referring a woman does not mean you are declaring her as a candidate or applicant. We aim to educate women and provide the tools they need to decide if running for elected or public appointed office is a good fit for them. It’s a commitment-free connection!

Recommend a woman to run.

A common reason women don’t run is simply because they aren’t asked. We’re asking. Tell us about a friend, colleague, or someone you’ve observed in your community who would make a great leader, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’ll send her a warm welcome and instant access to our best resources, tips, and tools for building solid campaigns and applying to serve on public appointed boards and commissions.
  • We’ll invite her to enroll in our FREE online self-paced courses and join our “Office Hours” on specific topics throughout the year.
  • We’ll connect her with women who have run who can help allay her fears.

Enroll in SC WIL’s Online Training Courses.

Learn tricks of the trade with SC WIL’s free online self-paced training courses. Whether you’re considering a future run for office or hoping to gain the knowledge and confidence to apply and serve on public appointed boards, these courses will get you started on a winning path.

Enroll in our free self-paced training courses and receive the support you need to prepare for your leadership goals.

  • If you feel a calling to serve, prepare to lead with our online leadership courses.

Designed with your busy schedule in mind, our simple lesson layout makes topics easy to understand. Each week, we’ll drop a new lesson filled with exclusive resources and training materials in your inbox, and you can also explore courses online any time. Keep scrolling to learn more. 🔽

Elected Office Course

The elected office track will walk you through the ins and outs of building a successful campaign. Topics include organizing your campaign, crafting your message, financing, fundraising, and more.

Campaign Volunteers Course

Women can’t run for office alone. In this track, you’ll learn how to use your experience and expertise to help another woman get elected.

Appointed Office Course

From finding opportunities to serve and understanding the responsibilities, to standing out in the application process, this track will help you find the right board or commission to match your interests and experience.