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Inspiring Women

The Celebration of Inspiring Women was established in 2011 as part of the annual Women's Leadership Conference to recognize and celebrate extraordinary women who have demonstrated visionary leadership in various disciplines and whose lives and accomplishments have had a substantive and positive impact in South Carolina and beyond. Since the program’s inception, 30 women have been recognized at the annual Celebration of Inspiring Women. To learn more about these inspiring women, select from the alphabetical list below or from the links at the right.

Vivian Ayers-Allen (2011) Mary A. Jackson (2015)
Paula Harper Bethea (2014) Mamie “Peanut” Johnson (2014)
Mary Ann Bishop (2014) Bonnie McElveen-Hunter (2011)
Maria Buse (2011) Barbara F. Livingston (2015)
Sharon Clayton (2012) Anne L. Matthews (2015)
Mignon L. Clyburn (2011) Darley Newman (2012)
Rebecca Wesson Darwin (2013) Wendi Nix (2014)
Nathalie Dupree (2014) Muriel O'Tuel (2013)
Jeanne L. Fourrier (2012) Elizabeth Johnston Patterson (2013)
Gloria Gaynor (2015) Sarah Reese (2013)
Leeza Gibbons (2015) Anne Worhsam Richardson (2012)
Darlene Marie Goff (2011) Velma "Von" Richardson (2012)
Nikki Randhawa Haley (2011) Frances Scott (2011)
Patricia Harris (2012) Inez Moore Tenenbaum (2012)
Kaye Hearn (2011) Jean Hoefer Toal (2013)