GREENVILLE, SC (January 9, 2015) – Greenville-based law firm Wyche sponsored a panel discussion on Thursday, January 8th to explore how South Carolina can harness 100% of its citizens’ talents. The “100 Percent” panel comprised community leaders Nancy Whitworth – Director of Economic Development for the City of Greenville; Dick Wilkerson Chairman & President (Retired) of Michelin North America; Minor Shaw – President of Micco, LLC; Judge Bruce Hendricks – United States District Judge; Representative Chandra Dillard; and Julie Godshall Brown – President of Godshall Staffing. The panel was moderated by Wyche attorney Maurie Lawrence.
“Amid the international debate about engaging women and men more effectively in the workplace, Wyche wanted to extend this topic to leaders in the community to explore how we can make an immediate and lasting impact for our area by leveraging 100% of our dynamic resources, which span gender, age, race, and socio-economics,” said Lawrence. “To create stronger businesses and communities, we must engage both men and women in the conversation.”
The panel discussed the recent decline of female participation in the American workforce, cultural biases that both men and women face, underrepresentation of women in corporate boardrooms, and the importance of diversity in high-performing teams. The panelists offered personal examples of their experience with each topic, and advice for how businesses and communities can continue to make a difference.
Wyche is a full-service law firm that has practiced law and served the community for more than 90 years. In that time, Wyche has participated in landmark litigation, served as counsel on cutting-edge transactions, and provided community leadership that has helped shape and drive our region’s growth and success. With offices in Greenville and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.