SC Women in Leadership announces 2024-2025 Board of Directors

June 26, 2024

Board Taps Sara Ballard as Executive Director

SC Women in Leadership (SC WIL) announced its 2024-2025 Board of Directors which includes 12 members with diverse professional backgrounds who share a common commitment to gender equity in elected and appointed public office in South Carolina. Sara Ballard, formerly chief operating officer of the organization, was also named executive director.

The 2024-2025 SC WIL Board of Directors are:

“Our board of directors and executive leadership represents women and supportive men from a wide spectrum of professions, political affiliations, experiences, ages, and backgrounds – as should the elected and appointed officials who represent the people of South Carolina,” says Barbara Rackes, SC WIL founder and board president. “As an organization, we are excited to model representation and channel our board and executive directors’ talent, expertise, and energy into furthering our mission of gender equity in South Carolina.

Full bios for all board members can be found here.


About SC Women in Leadership

SC Women in Leadership (SC WIL) is a statewide multi-partisan group of women working together across differences to move South Carolina forward by informing, inspiring, and involving women in leadership. SC WIL’s work sharing information about, making connections to, and encouraging women’s engagement in local and state civic leadership is moving South Carolina forward socially, economically, educationally, and environmentally.  SC WIL believes that as talented women with diverse and inclusive backgrounds step up to lead and govern, gender and racial equality, as well as community equity, can at last become a reality. SC WIL’s vision is for women to be represented at every level of leadership, including elected officials, appointed government boards and commissions, and as active volunteers and advocates in the community. Visit to learn more about how SC WIL is working to fill the pipeline with women, increase fair voting, and reduce polarization.