Local Event Encouraging Women to Run For Office

On Saturday, March 25th, "Pathway to Politics: SC Women Run," a non-partisan program that aims to educate, inspire, and mobilize women to run for office and engage in political advocacy throughout South Carolina, will be held at College of Charleston's North Campus.

The event, which runs from 10 am to 4 pm, will include two breakout sessions featuring multiple speakers. Here's a look at the schedule:


  • Linda Ketner – 2008 Candidate for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District


  • Elected Office Track: Launching Your Campaign
    • Moderated by Carolyn Murray, NBC News 2
    • Mary Tinkler
 – Charleston County Treasurer
    • Katie Arrington – State House Representative, SC District  94
    • Toby Smith – Former Candidate, Mayor of Charleston
    • Tasha Gandy – Former Candidate, North Charleston City Council
  • Advocacy Track: Working with the Legislature 101
    • Moderated by KJ Kearney, Charleston Sticks Together
    • Joan Brady – 
President, Carolina Creative Strategies
, Former State Representative SC District 78
    • Eme Crawford
 – Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)
    • Shaundra Scott – ACLU of SC
    • Sarah Shad Johnson
 – League of Women Voters


  • Elected Office Track: Navigating South Carolina’s Political Parties as a Candidate
    • Moderated by Carolyn Murray, NBC News 2
    • Hope Walker – 
Executive Director, South Carolina Republican Party
    • Susan Smith
 – SC Democratic Women’s Council
    • Jenny Horne – Former State House Representative, SC District  94
, Candidate for US-1 Congressional District
  • Advocacy Track: Grassroots Organizer’s Toolkit
    • Moderated by KJ Kearney, Charleston Sticks Together
    • Erin McKee 
- South Carolina AFL-CIO
    • Jessica Bright – 
Candidate, Vice Chair of SC Democratic Party, SC Equality
    • Virginia Jamison – North Charleston City Council
  • Plenary Session: Fundraising for Success
    • Candy S. Fletcher
 – Fletcher Communication, LLC, Political fundraising consultant
  • Lessons Learned: An Intimate Discussion on Fundraising to Fuel Your Campaign
    • Moderated by Candy Fletcher
    • Katrina Shealy
 – State Senator, SC District 23
    • June Bradham – 
Principal and Owner, Corporate DevelopMint
, Nonprofit fundraising consultant

Click here to register.

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