The Alliance for Women is a non-profit organization, established in 2004 by Columbia College. It is the college's entity in a unique public-private partnership between the Governor of South Carolina and Columbia College. The Alliance for Women is the only organization in South Carolina with a statewide focus of improving the status of women.
The Alliance for Women partners with the South Carolina Commission on Women, appointed by the Governor. The Commission focuses on issues related to the status of women and advises the Governor on policy matters related to those issues. The Alliance for Women's network of partners extends throughout the state and includes colleges, universities, corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals as well as government agencies.
Improve the status of women in SC by acting as:
- Disseminator of information
- Incubator and resource generator
- Convener of experts around women's issues
- Catalyst for change
- Champion of women