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2020 Women for Women Summit

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

College of Charleston to Feature Nikki Haley at Inaugural Women’s Summit

The College of Charleston School of Business is doubling down on its commitment to diversity and inclusion by hosting the 2020 Women for Women Summit, a day-long conference where attendees will celebrate, elevate, share and connect with the women of South Carolina.

The inaugural event, presented by the College of Charleston School of Business, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Sterling Hall of Hyatt House Charleston/Historic District and feature specials guests including former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley. Haley, a woman who put the state of South Carolina on the national and international stage, will receive the 2020 Woman of Courage Award during the event and will give the afternoon keynote address.

The programming of the summit will allow attendees to broaden their networks, learn new skills and be inspired to advance in their professional and personal lives through panel discussions, workshops, a luncheon and an awards presentation. Additionally, there will be a marketplace featuring local women-owned-and-operated businesses.

In addition to Haley, Shao and Lau, other featured speakers include Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America and the Most Powerful Woman in Banking according to American Banker; Gloria Larson, former president of Bentley University; and Stephanie Sonnabend, co-founder of 2020 Women on Boards — a non-profit organization that aims to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by 2020.


February 27
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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