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Join United Way of Greenville County’s Women United for this special event featuring University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley!

Join United Way of Greenville County for a very special Women United Summit—including our annual Women Make a Difference Luncheon featuring Hall of Fame basketball player and coach, and four-time Olympic gold medalist, Dawn Staley.

Women United Summit

September 21, 2023 | 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Greenville Convention Center

1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

7:30 a.m. | Registration Check-In & Breakfast
8:30–11:30 a.m. | Women United Summit
12–1 p.m. | Women Make a Difference Luncheon
1–2:30 p.m. | Networking & Vendor Exhibition

Call for Summit Presenters

Attention dynamic presenters, experts, innovators and thought leaders! We are please to invite submissions for our Women United Summit on September 21, 2023. Topics (listed below) are related to inspiring change and celebrating the impact of women in our community.

If you are a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience, or a cutting-edge researcher pushing the boundaries of your field, we encourage you to submit a proposal to present at our event. As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to share your unique perspective with a diverse audience, engage in stimulating discussions with other experts and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in your field.

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: July 10, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 31, 2023
  • Dress Rehearsal: September 20, 2023
  • Conference Dates: September 21, 2023
  • Accelerating Your Career & Building Your Resume
  • Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Lessons in Leadership (Panel)
  • Advocacy Spotlight: Childcare
  • Women’s Health
  • How to Unplug
  • Women & Wealth: The Great Wealth Transfer
  • Networking 101
  1. Contact Information:
    • Name of presenter
    • Mailing address
    • Email address
    • Mobile phone number
    • Institutional or organizational affiliation
  2. Proposal Evaluation Criteria:
    • Clarity and coherence of the proposal
    • Potential for engagement and interaction
    • Relevance to summit theme and workshop topic
  3. Proposal Format:
    • Title of presentation
    • Abstract (100–200 words). Submit an abstract of your proposed session. This abstract will be used to recruit participants to your session.
    • Briefly outline the content of your session. This should be different from your Abstract. This will be used by the review committee to understand the content and extent of engagement of your session.
    • Submit a video. Website link to a YouTube video or a video from another platform of a presentation in which you spoke to an audience about the summit theme or any video of the presenter speaker about any topic. The video does not have to be a formal or professionally-created video. However, it should be at least two minutes in length. The proposal evaluation committee will give preference to those who submit a video; however, the submission of a website link to a video is not required to submit a proposal.
    • Select the audience category for the session:
      • Business leaders
      • College students
      • Community/civic leaders
      • Community members
      • Volunteers
      • Young professionals
      • Parents
      • Policymakers
      • Administrators
      • Nonprofits
      • Other
    • Select the audience participation level for your session:
      • Audience interaction
      • Hands-on workshop
      • Lecture
      • Q&A period
    • What type of audiovisual equipment is required for the session?
    • How did you learn about the Women United Summit?
    • Send a color photo and a separate biographical sketch of the presenter.
  4. Submission Process:
    • Please submit your proposal via our online submission form. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the conference organizer Lauren Brager at
    • All proposals will be subjected to a blind peer-review process. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 31, 2023
    • For more information on the conference, including keynote speakers, registrations fees, and accommodation options, please click here.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and welcoming you at our Women United Summit.


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