YWCA Greater Charleston opens nominations for 2022 #WhatWomenBring awards

June 21, 2022

Nominations for YWCA Greater Charleston’s #WhatWomenBring awards are now open.

The annual celebration honors South Carolina women leaders in business, community, and culture. Award recipients will be recognized on stage at the fifth annual #WhatWomenBring event at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022. The event will be held in person at The Conference Center at Thornley Campus, 7000 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston, with a lunch and a virtual component for those outside the Charleston area.

This year, awards will be given across 11 industries: business, community, education, entrepreneurship, government, healthcare, hospitality, law, media, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). An additional award will recognize rising stars under the age of 30 who are making an impact in gender or racial equity.

During the event, award recipients will field questions about the benefits women bring to the professional sphere and world from event emcee Octavia Mitchell, Emmy award-winning news anchor, and from the audience. All prior in-person #WhatWomenBring events have sold out, with a diverse audience of hundreds of women and men of all ages in attendance.

#WhatWomenBring honorees are also recognized throughout the year. Past award recipients have appeared in the media and a monthly video interview e-series produced by YWCA Greater Charleston.

Nominations can be made at www.ywcagc.org/wwb. The deadline is Wednesday, July 6, 2022.



For 115 years, YWCA Greater Charleston has worked to eliminate racism and empower women in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties. Among its initiatives to eliminate racism are its multi-day MLK Celebration, one of the city’s longest running events; its annual Stand Against Racism; and its Racial Equity Institute trainings equipping local leaders and laypeople to address racism. It empowers women with its annual What Women Bring event, attended by hundreds to empower South Carolina’s women in business, community, and culture; WE 360°, helping women of color overcome barriers in entrepreneurship; Own The Room public speaking workshops empowering women’s success; and women’s health programs. It brought the first Girls Who Code club for middle school girls to Charleston; today its Y Girls Code program includes female students of all ages. It also hosts SheStrong, empowering high school girls to develop as leaders and changemakers. For more information, visit ywcagc.org.