A’ja Wilson announced as keynote speaker at 2019 WREN Summit in Columbia

A'ja Wilson to be keynote speaker

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Hopkins native and basketball star A’ja Wilson will return to Columbia this spring as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Wren Summit.

The former Gamecocks star and 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year was cited as an equal pay and women’s empowerment advocate - a factor that plays into the events around the summit.

“The 2019 WREN Summit leads up to Equal Pay Day, a date that symbolizes how far into the year women on average must work to earn what men earned in the previous year,” a news release says. “At the Summit, participants will gain access to content like salary negotiation and leadership development workshops, while also being a part of a larger dialogue that navigates the ways in which we can build individual and collective commitments toward economic empowerment of women and families across the state.”

The event is happening on April 1 at the Columbia Museum of Art. For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here.

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