Strong Women = Strong Community: Takeaways from our inaugural Women United Summit

On Thursday, Sept. 21, we welcomed over 500 Greenville County women to learn, connect and celebrate our collective impact at our inaugural Women United Summit. From our expert-led workshops to our luncheon featuring the extraordinary Coach Dawn Staley, we saw the power of women united to lead the way in our community.

Twenty-five years ago, United Way of Greenville County founded Women United (then known as Women’s Leadership) to harness the collective power of women in our community. A quarter century later, we continue to bring the energy, expertise and resources needed to get things done.

Because of Women United, Greenville County continues to move toward a future in which every family has the resources and support they need to build the lives they deserve.

Together, we heard from so many women who are experts in fields ranging from health, career growth and personal finance to childcare, DEI work and intergenerational communication. And it all led up to our Women Make a Difference Luncheon with Coach Staley, who inspired us all to expand our perspectives and share our little bit of net to help future leaders impact their communities.

This is how we win.

Check out our gallery below for some of the fun—and keep coming back as we add more images from a truly incredible Women United Summit.

None of this would have been possible without our Women United councils and committees who put so much energy into dreaming up this inaugural Summit: Lauren Brager, Claire Bray, Valerie Cooke, Kathryn Ferguson, Debra Ham, Megan Horton, Cecilia Janson, Joanie Martin, Cara Morris, Stephanie Roney, Dr. Saria Saccocio, Dee Siburt, Jill Waters, Rachel Weatherford, Donnice Wilkerson, Beth Wilson and Judy Wilson.

Thank you to our rockstar workshop presenters and panelists: Courtney Abraham, Dr. Anna Baker, Meliah Bowers Jefferson, Dr. Caroline Caldwell, Deborah DePaoli, Nicole Herman, Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, Derek Lewis, Laura Moore, Kamber Parker, Rhiannon Poore, Dr. Kirsten Naomi Rogers Chapman, Katie Schuba, Dr. Kerry Sease, Tiffane Thompson Davis, Beth Veach and Wendy Walden.

And thank you to our sponsors: UBS Financial Services Inc.; EY; Furman University; GE; Greenville County; Greenville Technical College; Hubble Lighting, Inc.; Long Branch Baptist Church; Michelin North America; Michelin Women’s Network; Mill Community Ministries; Northwestern Mutual; Piedmont Natural Gas; United Community Bank; United Way of the Midlands.

Making a difference starts here


Making a Difference Starts Here

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