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South Carolina Women Struggle to Get Seat at Table in Legislature

Originally published by Claire Carter for Carolina News and Reporter Women make up 51.3% of South Carolina’s population. But they’re only 14.7% of the state’s legislators. Across the country, state legislatures tend to…


The World’s Most Powerful Women 2023

Meet the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, according to Forbes. The 2023 Power List was determined by four main metrics: money, media, impact and spheres of influence.

More in 2024 Upstate Action Network

Save the Date! You’re invited to meet diverse women from across the Upstate and learn how South Carolina women can come together to advocate for change in our state. Women make up the majority of the population in the state and when we work together, we have the power to solve problems.

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SC Women Have Little Say in State Government. This Group Has a Plan to Change That.

It’s no small secret South Carolina women have little voice in state affairs.  It was national news in 2016 when the number of women in the state Senate quadrupled — from one to four. That figure will have increased by just two members at the start of the 2024 legislative session.  Women make up a little more than half the state’s population, yet they comprise less than 15 percent of the state Legislature. That ranks South Carolina among the bottom three nationally for women representation in state government.


Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Dies at 93

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court and its most powerful justice for much of her tenure, died Friday at age 93. O’Connor, who retired in 2006 after nearly 25 years on the court, died in Phoenix of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness, the court said in an announcement.