Rural Women’s Summit
The first Rural Women’s Summit (Greenville, South Carolina, from October 27-29, 2019) brings together more than 250 women leaders who focus on rural issues and places. The summit is designed to encourage and support these rural women leaders, who are on the front lines of community action but may not have the traditional titles and resources of community leaders.
“We wanted to create a gathering that connects rural women to one another, fortifies them, and gives them more tools for leadership,” said Whitney Kimball Coe, director of national programs at the Center for Rural Strategies.
The three-day event features more than 60 speakers from diverse backgrounds. The schedule includes sessions on rural journalism, Tribal issues, racial justice, diversity, prison and criminal-justice reform, Appalachian Muslim women, running for political office, and more.
(The Rural Women’s Summit is produced by the National Rural Assembly, part of the Center for Rural Strategies, which also publishes the Daily Yonder.)