Women United

The Trident United Way Women United is an engaged network of philanthropic leaders in our community committed to improving education, financial stability and health in our region through their giving, advocacy and volunteerism.

2021 Trident United Way Women United Awards

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Each year at the annual Awards Luncheon, Trident United Way Women United recognizes women in the Tri-County area who Live United and embody Trident United Way’s core principles. To review award criteria and make a nomination, please click the button below or the link here. Nominations close on August 2nd at 12pm.


2021 women united award nominations


Women United Awards

Hands on Hero of the Year

Nonprofit Leader of the Year

Role Model of the Year


For any questions or additional information please contact Louise Lawton at llawton@tuw.org. For a list of previous award winners, click here.

2021 Women United Lunch and Learn

Trident United Way Women United recently hosted a virtual Lunch and Learn discussion focused on the prevalence of domestic violence in our state and region. Moderated by Jennifer Berry Hawes, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Post and Courier and co-author of "Till Death Do Us Part". Featured panelists included Tosha Conners (CEO, My Sister's House) Christan Rainey (Founder & CEO, Men against Domestic Violence - M.A.D. USA and a captain with North Charleston Fire Department).


We are Women United.

As an integral part of United Way, Women United® focus on the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to each other, to the organization’s mission, and to the communities we call home. Our powerful, global network of women leaders, over 70,000 strong, lives united against the most critical issues facing more than 165 communities in six countries.

We ignite change.

In each community we serve, we tackle the issues that matter most to the people who call it home. We empower each other to leverage our passions, ideas, expertise and resources to transform the very conditions in which people live. With more than $1.5 billion invested in local solutions and a worldwide footprint, we’re able to positively impact our hometown while also being part of the bigger picture and broader cause.

Why engage?

  • You’ll be a part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities.
  • Volunteer within our community alongside others looking to create change.
  • Network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events.
  • Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.
  • Advocate for key community issues at the local and state level.


Steering Committee 2020-2021



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For more information, or to join Trident United Way Women United, contact Kristen Gandy at (843) 740-7748 or Kgandy@tuw.org