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05/13/2016

Conference Looks to Inspire Young Women in Public Service

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 This year’s conference has 26 participants who attend a variety of South Carolina colleges and universities, such as Winthrop University, the University of South Carolina, Benedict College and the College of Charleston.
 The four-and-a-half-day residential program is designed to educate college women about the political process and teach them to become effective public leaders in politics, public policy and public service.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – With South Carolina ranked 47th in the country for women in elected office, a group of college-aged women will be learning more about being effective leaders and the political process.

The South Carolina Chapter of the NEW Leadership Conference, now in its fourth year, will gather at Winthrop University from May 15-19. The conference is a non-partisan program sponsored by the John C. West Forum at Winthrop University with its partner, the College of Charleston. The four-and-a-half-day residential program is designed to educate college women about the political process and teach them to become effective public leaders in politics, public policy and public service.

This year’s conference has 26 participants who attend a variety of South Carolina colleges and universities, such as Winthrop University, the University of South Carolina, Benedict College and the College of Charleston.

The group will visit the State House in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, May 18.

The young women will meet with female legislators, South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, S.C. Supreme Court Justice Kaye G. Hearn, Governor Nikki Haley’s Chief of Staff Swati Patel, Nexsen Pruet attorney Marguerite Willis, and many more female leaders from across the state.

If you are interested in covering the conference or speaking with any of the participants in Columbia, please contact Amanda Loveday at 803/315-5837 or Amanda@npstrat.com. For information on NEW Leadership, contact Katarina Moyon, co-director of the West Forum, at moyonk@winthrop.edu.

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