Celebrate. Elevate. Share. Connect.

JOIN US for #W4WSummit2023 on October 5, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina!



Please contact us at W4W@cofc.edu to join our wait list to attend this year’s event.  


Be our guest on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in 

Charleston, South Carolina. 

Join us as we celebrate, elevate, share and connect with women from across South Carolina. Together, we embrace change and inspire a new generation of women to become leaders in their fields and industries.  

Who Should Attend?

The Summit is open to all women and supporters – no matter their level of experience or profession – who want to network with like-minded women, learn new skills and be inspired

Created for women, by women.

"If you can't see it, you can't be it."
Sarah Coleman-Lee
Sarah Coleman-Lee
Broker Associate, Charleston's Best Home Team
2020 Panelist


Women – and our supporters – have a lot to be proud of. In the past decade alone, women have made major strides in legislature, corporate America, academia and more. We cannot let these accomplishments go unnoticed. Our dynamic programming, impressive lineup of speakers and uplifting atmosphere will leave you asking, “what glass ceiling?”


Women have been breaking barriers and making their own rules for quite some time now. From boardrooms to classrooms across the globe and in all industries you can think of, women have (and will continue) to make a name for themselves. Attendees learn strategies and acquire the necessary tools to advance in their personal and professional lives.


Learning who we are, what we want and what we are capable of is a lifelong process. Sharing insights with one another can make that process easier. Talking about our wins and lessons learned teaches us all about how to navigate challenges. It also lets us know what tokens of wisdom to pass down to the next generation of women. Attendees appreciate the act of sharing and what it does for women empowerment.


Community is the perfect catalyst for social change because there is power in numbers. Fortunately, being a champion for women comes with a tribe of supporters. At the Women for Women Summit presented by the College of Charleston School of Business, you can take the time to make meaningful connections that ignite and foster your personal and professional growth.

"Ask for things that will allow you to be your best person. Everyone else is."
Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
Former Governor of South Carolina
2020 Woman of Courage Award Recipient


2023 Speakers

"Sustainability is a team sport with individual accountability. It takes more to be a qualifier in the eyes of investors, partners, clients, customers and employees. Having a strong ESG agenda is imperative, and no business can afford not to be sustainable."
Katarina Fjording Headshot
Katarina Fjording
Executive Advisor, Global Automotive Executive, Sustainability Leader, Blue Economy Investor
2022 Speaker

2023 Sponsors

Our biggest champions.

Title Sponsors

Anita Zucker &The InterTech Group

Premier Sponsors

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Corporate Sponsors

MAU Workforce Solutions

In-Kind Sponsors

Become a sponsor.

"The funny thing about blazing a trail is most people do not know they are doing it."
Cathy Bessant
Cathy Bessant
Vice Chair, Global Strategy, Bank of America
2020 Keynote Speaker
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The Women for Women Summit will take place at the Francis Marion Hotel at 387 King St.

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