SAVE THE DATE: The Rural Women’s Summit, October 27-29, 2019, Greenville, SC

The Rural Assembly invites you to save the dates for The Rural Women’s Summit in Greenville, South Carolina, October 27-29, 2019.

For the last decade, the Rural Assembly has convened a national network of leaders and advocates who represent the rich diversity of the rural experience. Together, we’ve created opportunities to work with funders, policy makers, and national public-interest groups, and we’ve brought attention to rural America’s challenges and strengths in ways that will encourage better policies and results.

The Rural Women’s Summit emphasizes the role rural women play in creating a more equitable and inclusive nation. We know rural women are often the primary organizers, leaders, creators, and implementers of more just and inclusive efforts in their communities. Yet they are also more likely to experience the trauma of inequities across all measures of health, economic security, connection, power, and safety.

This Summit is designed for rural practitioners, leaders, and advocates to articulate the broad civic, political, and cultural impact of women’s leadership in rural America, to name the ways rural women are agents of change, to call out the barriers rural women face every day, and to proclaim the powerful role rural women play in creating compassionate communities.

In this space, we will honor the diverse stories and experiences of rural women, particularly women of color, Native women, and immigrants by engaging them as speakers and framers at all levels of community building and empowerment. In line with our focus on building an inclusive nation, this summit will be open to all advocates are committed to building a more just and inclusive nation.

In the coming months our advisory team will be reaching out to you for your feedback and input as we plan this summit.

Stay tuned.

5 thoughts on “SAVE THE DATE: The Rural Women’s Summit, October 27-29, 2019, Greenville, SC”

    1. Thank you so much for your interest, Jacqueline! We will keep you posted on all information related to the Summit and any scholarship opportunities. Feel free and email us ( if you would like to talk more about anything and subscribe to our newsletter to get the most up-to-date news!

    1. Hi Bronwyn, we aren’t exactly sure yet when the registration will open but we will make sure and send a link in the newsletter and on the website and blog as soon as it is! Thanks for checking!

  1. Great! I am the founder of a new CDFI which was created to provide access to capital for minorities to establish sustainable businesses and improve their quality of life. Please keep me posted about participating as a panelist. Feel free to contact us at 843-580-1588. Thanks, Sheree Darien

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