Beloved SC circuit Judge Tanya Gee dies after long battle with cancer

Source: The State, John Monk

September 28, 2016

Tanya Gee, an S.C. circuit judge beloved by many in the state’s legal community because of her natural, gracious nature, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 39. Born in Michigan in 1977, Judge Gee leaves two children and her husband, Chris Koon, who announced the death in a message to

South Carolina party chairs beat vitriol with friendship

Source: The Washington Post, Meg Kinnard

September 18, 2016

FLORENCE, S.C. — In a year of intense polarization and partisanship — and in a state known for its rough-and-tumble politics — South Carolina’s top party leaders are actively working to cut through the bull. It doesn’t mean dedication for their White House candidates is any less fervent. But the

Devine Selected for National Women in Government Program

Source: The State

August 2, 2016

Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine has been selected as one of 25 national members of the Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2017. The program highlights elected women from across the nation to acknowledge their contributions, provide leadership development and mentor the

Read Up to Launch in Greenville

Source: The Greenville News, Angelia Davis

August 2, 2016

Famous authors, book signings, interactive events and panel discussions will happen in the Peace Center on Aug. 6 as part of the first Read Up Greenville. Read Up is an event intended to encourage youth to maintain a love for reading and to encourage non-readers to become readers. The event will

Clemson, Greenville Doctors Seek Answer to Pre-Term Birth

Source: The Greenville News, Liv Osby

July 12, 2016

Ever since starting a group prenatal care program, Dr. Amy Crockett has seen a reduction in preterm births among women enrolled. Now she and her team, along with partners from Clemson University, are embarking on a study to determine whether it’s the program that’s made the difference or some other

Columbia Mayor Chosen to Spotlight ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiatives

Source: The Post and Courier, Emma Dumain

July 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — South Carolina’s capital city has been singled out as a success story for how other towns can get inspired by “My Brother’s Keeper,” President Barack Obama’s initiative to empower boys and young men of color through combinations of federal grants, public-private partnerships and

I'm with Her: Women and Leadership

Source: Star Chefs, Lisa Elbert

July 5, 2016

In sheer numbers, women dominate the worlds of higher education and business. But when it comes to postions of power, influence, and leadership, the numbers are less than inspiring. At the 2016 Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR) conference in Los Angeles, Jodie McLean, CEO of Edens, laid out the