Ann Warner is the founding CEO of WREN, a statewide non-profit organization with a mission to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, and their families in South Carolina.
Ann has more than twenty years of experience advocating for the rights of women and girls in the South and around the world. Prior to leading WREN, Ann spent eight years with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in Washington DC, where she led research and advocacy initiatives to promote the health and empowerment of women and girls in the developing world.
She was also the Co-Chair of the US national chapter of Girls Not Brides: Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. Ann conducted research on violence against women and girls in the West African nation of Liberia in collaboration with Columbia University and the International Rescue Committee. She has also worked for CARE USA, building support for humanitarian relief and development programs around the world, and for an HIV/AIDS service and education organization in Atlanta, GA.
Ann has a joint Master of International Affairs and Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wellesley College. Ann is a graduate of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative. She serves on the board of South Carolina’s state non-profit association TogetherSC, and is on advisory councils for the Nurse Family Partnership and The Hive Community Circle.
She is the proud mom of two boys.