Posted: May 10, 2017Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine Is Celebrating the Women in Your Lives
The Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine will be commemorating the first ever Columbia Women’s Day. The celebration will take place on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Columbia Women’s Day will consist of a showcase of talented women whose awe-inspiring work has gone unnoticed. Throughout the day, twenty-four Columbia Women’s Day nominees will be spotlighted on the top of each hour for their accomplishments and contributions to the community. These spotlights will include in-depth interviews that will highlight the lives and work of these women. A reception will be held in honor of the Columbia Women’s Day nominees on Thursday evening, May 11, 2017 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Columbia College Breed Leadership Center. Nominees will be recognized for their impact on the city as well their friends, families, and other female members of the community. In addition to paying tribute to the nominees, Columbia Women’s Day will also be partnering with assorted women’s organizations and women-owned businesses from the Columbia area to serve as brand ambassadors for the day. This event is based on a concept from Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine.
In South Carolina, women are severely under-represented in recognition for the work they contribute to the city. As of 2016, over 50 percent of the population in the City of Columbia are women. These women hold a multitude of positions in the city from, education, management, health, public safety and transportation. Columbia Women’s Day strives to advocate recognition for these women working in and around the City of Columbia.