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The Impact of Investing in Women with Ibu Movement

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Proven time and again, investing in women yields positive and productive results for whole communities. In anticipation of International Women’s Day, hear from movers and shakers focused on elevating women’s initiatives, including celebrated designer and philanthropist, Charlotte Moss, drawing from her experience working on women’s causes, and Marrakech cultural icon, Meryanne Loum-Martin, contributing from her experience leading women of the African diaspora. Other panelists include Anne Weston, Ashley Hall Head of School, Kate Nevin from TSWII Captial Advisors, Dwight L. Bush, Sr., former US Ambassador to Morocco, and moderated by Carolyn Murray of News 2.

The Library Society is excited to welcome Ibu Movement and a panel of praised pioneers for a discussion on how advancing gender equality leads to increased global productivity, sparks innovation, boosts economic development, improves healthcare and education outcomes for families and communities, and is a key driver in reducing poverty.  

Tickets$10 – Members or $15 – General Admission

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Organized in partnership with the Ibu Movement.

About Charlotte Moss

With 37 years in the business of design, Charlotte Moss is known for her timeless aesthetic, layered interiors and southern warmth. She has received numerous honors, including the New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal and The Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design award. Charlotte holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from The New York School of Interior Design as well as Virginia Commonwealth University, her alma mater. Charlotte lectures widely and is a prolific author, having published eleven books to date. Her latest, Charlotte Moss Flowers (Rizzoli, 2021) and Home: A Celebration: Notable Voices Reflect on the Meaning of Home (Rizzoli, 2021) which benefits No Kid Hungry.

About Meryanne Loum-Martin

International tastemaker Meryanne Loum-Martin is the proprietor of the award-winning Jnane Tamsna boutique hotel in Marrakesh’s Palmeraie district. For over two decades, she has carefully blended ancient Moroccan allure with modern elegance, fashioning a retreat just moments away from the city’s vibrant medina where luminaries like Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, David Bowie, Iman, and other influential figures have all found refuge. Lauded in publications such as Town & Country and Architectural Digest, she has designed porcelain dinnerware for Meissen and an outdoor furniture collection.

About Anne Weston

Dr. Anne Thornhill Weston ’73 is Ashley Hall’s sixth Head of School and the only alumna to hold the position. A seasoned and respected educator, Dr. Weston brings to her role a love of Ashley Hall, talent as a communicator, and positive leadership as a lifelong advocate for women and girls. With vibrant ties to alumnae, faculty, counselors, and students, Dr. Weston is known for her collaborative skills in linking generations and inspiring girls to do their best work in academics, athletics, and service. During her years as an Ashley Hall administrator, she has championed important curricular and wellness programs while celebrating an expanding record of student scholarship and college placements.

About Kate Nevin

Kate Nevin is President and Portfolio Manager at TSWII Capital Advisors, a role she has held for over 20 years. She is active with many industry groups (such as The Academy of Institutional Investors and Nexus) and community organizations focused on conservation and gender equality. She was a Riley Diversity Fellow. Kate is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. Both in her work at TSWII and as a diversity fellow, Kate has ensured that female founders have access to mentoring, networks and coaching in order to thrive.

About Ambassador Dwight L. Bush, Sr.

Ambassador​ ​(Ret)​ ​Dwight​ ​L.​ ​Bush ​served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco under President Barack Obama. Ambassador Bush is​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​accomplished ​ ​business​ ​executive ​ ​with ​ ​a background ​​in banking ​​and ​finance, ​​corporate​ ​management, ​​and ​ ​public​ ​company​ ​and ​ ​private organization ​ ​governance. He ​is​ ​currently​ ​President ​ ​of ​ ​DL ​ ​Bush ​ ​& ​Associates, ​​a ​Washington ​ D.C.-based ​​Strategic​ ​Advisory​ ​firm. ​Ambassador​ ​Bush ​ ​started ​ ​his​ ​career​ ​at ​ ​the ​ ​Chase ​ ​Manhattan Bank​ ​where ​he ​​served ​ in ​various​ ​international ​ ​banking ​ ​capacities. ​Subsequent ​​to ​​his​ ​time at Chase, ​ ​Ambassador​ ​Bush ​ ​held ​ ​various​ ​corporate ​ ​positions​ ​including, at ​​Sallie ​Mae, ​and ​​Stuart Mill ​Capital ​ ​LLC, ​​before ​serving ​ ​as​ ​President ​and ​ ​CEO ​​of ​ ​Urban ​Trust ​​Bank. ​ ​In ​addition ​ ​to ​ ​his corporate ​ ​work, ​ ​Ambassador​ ​Bush ​ ​has​ ​been ​ ​active ​ ​in ​ ​nonprofit ​ ​governance ​ ​including ​ ​serving on the ​boards​ ​of ​ trustees​ ​of ​ ​Cornell ​ ​University, ​ ​The ​ ​GAVI ​ ​Alliance, ​ ​and ​ ​The ​ ​National ​ ​Symphony Orchestra. ​ ​Ambassador​ ​Bush ​ ​is​ ​a ​ ​graduate ​ ​of ​ ​Cornell ​ ​University.

About Carolyn Murray

Murray, a native of New York, grew up in Charleston and graduated from Burke High School in 1984 and later from the University of South Carolina in 1988. It was during her senior year at USC when she interned at WPAL-AM in Charleston — an internship that would catapult a celebrated career in delivering the latest news and vital information to her own community. Murray left Charleston in 2001 to work as a consumer reporter at WBBM-TV in Chicago but ultimately made her return to the Lowcountry in 2003, joining the WCBD-TV team as an evening anchor. Murray has been awarded numerous EMMYs for her anchoring and reporting through the years, along with various awards and accolades from industry leaders. She delivers the news weekly on News 2 at 4, 5, 6, 11pm and on the Lowcountry CW at 10pm.


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