Rhodes to moderate panel at annual WREN Summit

COLUMBIA, SC – Janet Rhodes, an employment lawyer at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, will moderate a panel next week at the second annual Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network Summit.

The two days of events, April 9 and 10, include discussions and speakers covering a range of topics. The summit culminates with an Equal Pay Day forum of gubernatorial candidates.

Equal Pay Day, which began nationally in 1996, marks how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year.

Rhodes will serve as moderator for a Monday morning panel on “Creating a Safe and Inclusive Workplace.” As an employment lawyer, Rhodes represents clients in a range of workplace issues. These include equal pay, wage disputes and wrongful termination. Her practice also includes cases involving the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Other panels scheduled for Monday include sessions on salary negotiating skills and strategies for working mothers.

About the WREN Summit

In it second year, the WREN Summit focuses on women’s economic empowerment. The goal is to build knowledge and skills, while also providing networking opportunities. 

Registration remains open for both days’ events. Tickets for the summit, held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, are $50. The Equal Pay Day forum at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center is free.