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Women's Roundtable

2021 Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit

Save the Date: November 2, 2023 at the Greenville Convention Center

The Women’s Roundtable is a developmental and networking opportunity for participants to acknowledge, explore and invest in the promotion of the experiences of girls and women, particularly in STEM fields. The Women’s Roundtable brings approximately 500 participants together to emphasize the importance of education, self-care and preservation. It also focuses on the tools and skill sets necessary to cope with and navigate exclusionary educational and professional environments that many girls and women encounter.

These sessions and keynote speeches will bring heightened awareness to these issues for all participants and provide networks of support and mentoring to girls and women in attendance.

The Women’s Roundtable will feature well-known keynote speakers, a panel of women professionals, and various roundtable conversations regarding academic, career and personal achievement.

Contact Information

For questions and additional information, contact Freda Webb at or 864-656-7625.

2022 Women’s Roundtable Speakers

Melissa Harris-Perry
Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry
Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, Writer and Host

Headshot of Sandy Carter
Sandy Carter
Senior Vice President of Business Development, Unstoppable Domains; Chair, Girls in Tech

Jil Bostick
Jil Littlejohn Bostick
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Winnebago Industries

Tonya Matthews
Dr. Tonya Matthews
CEO of the International African American Museum

Claudine Miles and Kimberlie Milton
Claudine Miles, Co-Founder and CEO and Kimberlie Milton, Co-Founder and COO
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Lenore Pearlstein
Lenore Pearlstein
Publisher of INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine

Laura Supra
Laura Supra
Senior Product Manager, GE Gas Power

Melissa DeSantiago
Melissa DeSantiago
PhD Student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Clemson ’14 – Biosystems Engineering)

Inaugural 2021 Women’s Roundtable Speakers

Vanessa Wyche
Vanessa Wyche
Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O’Brien 
Journalist and Host of “Matter of Fact”

Tanaya Winder
Tanaya Winder
Poet, Writer, Artist and Educator

Women’s Roundtable Stories

Women's Roundtable Committee Members

  • Serita Acker
  • Sharetta Bufford
  • Jodi Cox
  • Karon Donald
  • Leslie Doss
  • Corrine Grant
  • Sara Hanks
  • Akiebia Hicks
  • Missoury Lytle
  • Danielle McFarquhar
  • Jessica Owens
  • Lori Pindar
  • Kate Radford
  • Sydney Reed
  • Trish Robinson
  • Mahin Sandoval-Chavez
  • Helen Diamond Steele
  • Kendra Stewart-Tillman
  • Katie Thurson
  • Rosy Vazquez
  • Rachel Wagner
  • Debbie Williams