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Winthrop Women's Coalition

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Women in Politics: Obstacle and Opportunities
Location: Dina's Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
A panel discussion to include State Representative Wendy C. Brawley, Member, Education and Public Works Committee; State Representative Chandra Dillard, Member, Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee;
State Representative Raye Felder, Member, Education and Public Works Committee; and
State Senator Katrina Shealy, Chair, Family and Veterans' Services Committee


Past Events 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Hidden Figures of The Civil Rights Movement: Segregation and Activism in Rock Hill

A private reception for Winthrop Women’s Coalition members was followed by a panel discussion featuring three women who were involved in Rock Hill’s civil rights history. Panelists included Phyllis Thompson Hyatta member of the City Girls; Gladys Feely Robinson, retired educator and local historian; and Darnell Ivory, an activist who has an extensive knowledge of the local history of the civil rights movement. The event was part of Winthrop’s Common Book programming for “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle.” 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Facing the Challenges of a 21st-Century Education

A private reception for Winthrop Women’s Coalition members was followed by a panel discussion featuring five educational leaders from Winthrop University, Rock Hill Schools, York School District I and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Panelists included Richard W. Riley College of Education Dean Jennie Rakestraw, York Comprehensive High School English Teacher Kaye McSpadden ’76, ’80, South Pointe High School Principal Marty Conner Sr., 2012 S.C. Teacher of the Year Patti Tate and Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Earnest Winston.

Friday, June 29, 2018
Winthrop Women’s Coalition’s First Professional Development Conference

The Winthrop Women's Coalition hosted its first professional development conference with topics ranging from launching your career and breaking the glass ceiling, to stress management, and adaptability, flexibility, and courage in taking on new opportunities. Speakers included Jessie Dennen, a talent acquisition consultant; Helen Nugent ’82, managing director for wealth management, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Jody Guy Gaulin ’78, former global quality director with Johnson Controls; Felicia Pope ’04, vice president of marketing and business development, ArrowPointe Federal Credit Union; Melissa Carsten, a Winthrop professor of management; and Elaine Whitton Davis ’73, realtor and former information technology developer.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Women in the Arts: A Panel Discussion

A private reception was held for Winthrop Women's Coalition members and prospective members. The reception was followed by a panel made up of Shanola Hampton ˜98, Audrey Flack, Deborah Obalil, and Cary Perkins and was moderated by our own Dr. Jennifer Disney.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
An Evening with Lynette Woodard
A private reception for Winthrop Women's Coalition members and prospective members followed by a Q & A with Lynette Woodard, a two-time U.S. Olympian, four-time all-American, a 10-time Hall of Fame inductee, holder of the all-time women's scoring record in college basketball, and the first woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters, on her journey of breaking through glass ceilings, making her own path, leading to her outstanding career.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Private meet and greet with P.N. Saksena, Dean for College of Business and Jeff Bellantoni, Dean for College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Private meet and greet with Winthrop's new Vice President of University Advancement, Evan Bohnen for Winthrop Women's Coalition members.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Question Bridge: Women's Voices

International Women's Day Panel
"Women Firsts"

The purpose of Question Bridge: Women's Voices is to host an annual, intersectional panel of diverse women on International Women's Day to have an intergenerational conversation about women's issues generally, and work and identity issues specifically. This year, the theme of the panel is "Women Firsts." Panelists will discuss their professional trajectories, including work, life, and identity issues, focusing on what it was like to be "the first" to achieve a certain accomplishment or break through a glass or other kind of ceiling. Our goal is to help educate women about some of the lessons required to trailblaze and persevere through diverse and difficult situations.

This event was sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, in collaboration with the Winthrop Women's Coalition.

Last Updated: 9/30/19