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The Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women brings together women from all walks of life for two days of education, professional and personal development, and networking. Entrepreneurs, professionals, community volunteers and activists, students, moms, and women from across the region all enjoy this dynamic program with incredible opportunities to learn and grow.

  • WIPL Conference 2018 Bush Sisters

    Be Inspired

    World-class keynote speakers, informative panel discussions, and engaging breakout sessions will energize and inspire you to reach your personal and professional goals.

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  • WIPL COnference 2018 Breakout Sessions

    Learn and Grow

    Choose from breakout sessions featuring trending topics on women to learn and grow.

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  • WIPL conference 2018 - exhibit area

    Build Your Network

    Connect with more than 800 women attendees from across the state of South Carolina and beyond throughout the day.

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  • WIPL Conference 2018 Stage

    Lead the Change

    The Women's Leadership Conference seeks to educate, motivate and challenge women to lead change in their own lives, their communities and the world

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Ninth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women

February 4-5, 2019
Myrtle Beach Convention Center

Hosted by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WIPL) for Coastal Carolina University, the Ninth Annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women will educate, motivate and challenge women to become change-makers in their own lives, their communities and the world. By hosting this annual event, we fulfill our vision to enrich the unlimited potential of women to transform society; and we embrace a model for our students, community and leaders to take part in the advancement of women as a way of creating societal change. The much anticipated 2019 program builds upon eight highly successful events with a roster of notable speakers from the fields of entrepreneurship, business, media, politics and more. Entrepreneurs, professionals, community volunteers and activists, students, and moms all enjoy this dynamic program with incredible opportunities to learn and grow.

WIPL conference 2018 - exhibit areaThe Women's Leadership Conference seeks to educate, motivate and challenge women to lead change in their lives, their communities and the world. The 2018 program featured notable speakers from the fields of business, science, culture and more. 2018 speakers included Barbara Pierce Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Julia Landauer, Cara Brookins, Joan Robinson-Berry, and Barbara Hickman Whye.

The Celebration of Inspiring Women honors remarkable individuals and celebrates their contributions to our state, region, nation and world. The awards were created as an important and lasting way to recognize the incredible achievements of women with ties to South Carolina. Since the program's inception in 2011, 41 women have been recognized, including 2018 honorees Amber J. Campbell, Marilyn J. Fore, Renee Hembree and Joan Robinson-Berry.

 

Why attend?

Programs that provide women opportunities to better their health, education and well-being have effects far beyond a single individual. Global research shows that investing in women multiplies the impact made in her future by extending benefits to the world around her, creating a better life for her family and building a stronger community.

  • Be Inspired. World-class keynote speakers, informative panel discussions, and engaging breakout sessions will energize and inspire you to reach your personal and professional goals.
  • Build Your Network. Connect with more than 800 women attendees from across the state of South Carolina during networking breaks.
  • Learn and Grow. Our Exhibit Area includes more than 40 vendors and a large, interactive Better Health Expo presented by Tidelands Health.
  • Reach your audience. Connect with women across the state of South Carolina by sponsoring the 2019 Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Empower your employees and clients, reach your audience, and invest in women by sponsoring the Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women. Sponsorship packages include many benefits including tables for ten attendees, exhibit area opportunities, branding at the event, and marketing opportunities.

Individual Tickets

Individual early-bird tickets will go on sale in October 2018. Last year, the conference sold out, so be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know when tickets are available!

 

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