The mission of South Carolina Women in Higher Education (SCWHE) is to provide support that includes encouragement, empowerment, and professional development to all faculty, staff, and students who identify as women and work or take classes in higher education entities within South Carolina. SCWHE aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and the number of women in leadership positions throughout higher education systems statewide.
SCWHE is affiliated with the American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group, (formerly the Office on Women) and the American Council on Education’s Women’s Network. SCWHE also joins with other organizations to foster an educational, social, and political environment in which women in all their diversity and richness gain a greater voice.
SCWHE is a partner of the The American Council on Education’s Inclusive Excellence Group which provides the national direction for women’s leadership development and career advancement.
South Carolina Women in Higher Education, the official state network of the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Inclusive Excellence Group, is pleased to offer exceptionally valuable professional development opportunities to promising women employed in our higher education institutions. For over 15 years our network has used a model created by ACE to provide opportunities for professional development and networking.
The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia that work, with assistance from the American Council on Education (ACE), to advance and support women in higher education. The state networks share a goal of developing programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link and support (IDEALS) women in higher education careers.
The ACE Women’s Network holds inclusion and gender equity as core values to it’s work. Individuals who are committed to supporting and advancing women in higher education are welcome to participate in the ACE Women’s Network without regard to gender, gender identity, or gender expression.