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WIPL: Growing Strong

Since 2007 Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University has awarded more than $110,000 in scholarships, including two awards for deserving students to attend the prestigious Washington Internship Institute to study global women’s leadership development. In 2013 the endowed scholarship fund passed the $100,000 mark and now supports a $5,000 scholarship each year; the first endowed scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2014.

Since 2011, the annual Women’s Leadership Conference has featured more than 200 world-class speakers and the Celebration of Inspiring Women has recognized 25 women whose lives have made a significant impact in South Carolina, the nation and the world. The 2014 Conference and Celebration attracted more than 600 participants and recognized the following Inspiring Women: Paula Harper Bethea, executive director of the South Carolina Education Lottery; Mary Ann Bishop, humanitarian and author; Nathalie Dupree, celebrity chef and author; Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, the only woman to ever pitch in the Negro Leagues; and Wendi Nix, ESPN reporter and host.

Wendi Nix


What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Wendi Nix
ESPN reporter and host 
Inspiring Woman
Women's Leadership Conference Speaker


To learn more about the 2014 speakers, click here

Here's what participants had to say about the Women's Leadership Conference:

Student Spotlight

“Through the Global Women’s Leadership Development Program, I was able to meet talented women from different professional fields who were incredibly inspirational, who had interesting life stories to share, and who were true representatives of women’s leadership progress in America."         read more 

Anastasia Rhodes
WIPL Scholar, Fall 2013
Washington Internship Institute (WII) 

Save the Date   

Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Singleton Building 112

Spring Membership/Annual Meeting and Reception
Thursday, May 1, 2014
5:30 p.m.
LeForce Suite, HTC Center