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Karin Agness

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Karin Agness Lips is the Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), a national organization for conservative university women. She was a Spring 2016 Resident Fellow at the Harvard Institute of PoliticsUpon graduation from the University of Virginia and University of Virginia School of Law, she practiced law at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC.

She speaks and debates frequently on college campuses and has appeared on television and national radio shows. She is a contributor to Forbes and has had editorials published in The Washington Post, Time Ideas, The Washington ExaminerPolitico, National Review Online, Fox News, The Atlantic, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, and The Boston Herald, among others. In 2012, Karin was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Law and Policy.



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Recent Articles:

More Women in the President's Cabinet Continued

December 18 2012

Barbara Boxer and the "War against Women"

August 22 2012

Youth Voters, Job Prospects and Economic Policy

August 15 2012

July Jobs Report is Out

August 3 2012

How Much Time Will Millennials Give President Obama?

July 31 2012

Three Heroes in Aurora Shooting

July 22 2012

Responsibility for Building Businesses

July 16 2012

Women Representatives Release Video

May 22 2012

Campbell Brown, President Obama and Women Voters

May 20 2012

Congratulations, Grad, You're Unemployed

May 18 2012

One Last Teaching Moment

May 16 2012

Julia and The Road to Freedom

May 10 2012

Has Julia Ever Been to the Post Office?

May 3 2012

Tough News for Recent Grads

April 23 2012

Ayers and Ending Capitalism

April 2 2012

Ladies for Liberty

March 9 2012

Know Any Gentlemen on Campus?

March 1 2012

Are Men Settling?

February 23 2012

Education and the Marriage Market

February 14 2012

The GOP Primary Competition Continues

February 7 2012

SOTU Response: Gov. Daniels and the Economy

January 24 2012

Attacks on Free Enterprise Not Resonating with Young Voters

January 11 2012

Columbia Not Offering Occupy Wall Street Course

January 8 2012

College Credit for Protesting?

January 3 2012

Kim Jong Il and Freedom

December 19 2011

Romney's Women

December 14 2011

"This house believes that a women's place is at work"

December 6 2011

What the Administration Could Learn From The Iron Lady

December 6 2011

Dude, where’s my job?

November 18 2011

Beauty Pays at Work?

November 16 2011

Elle Magazine and "Baby Palins"

August 22 2011

Dear Media: Is Rep. Michele Bachmann's dress really the most important story?

June 28 2011

America Needs More Men and Fewer Brads

March 28 2011

Man up v. Be a Gentleman

March 16 2011

The Women's March isn't about uniting women. It's about hating Trump

January 20 2020

Ms. Monopoly’s Feminism Isn’t Good for Anyone

October 2 2019

If Women Want to Earn More, They Should Choose Different Majors

September 30 2019

Women won the right to vote conservative, too

August 28 2019

The Clintons’ new feminist book might ignore conservative women, but we shouldn't

August 9 2019

How Occupational Licensing Reform Helps Women

June 13 2019

Kamala Harris Should Review The Equal Pay Evidence

May 27 2019

Empower women on Equal Pay Day by rejecting its faulty narrative

April 2 2019

Let's build a bipartisan women's rights agenda

March 7 2019

Actually, ladies, it's OK to accept Valentine's Day gifts from men

February 14 2019

At Their Summit, I Saw How Glamour Magazine Can Broaden Its Appeal by Welcoming Right Women

January 8 2019

Women need to add babies and infertility to the 'lean in' discussion

April 28 2018

Questioning The Equal Pay Day Narrative

April 10 2018

Claiming Economic Violence Doesn't Help The Cause Of #MeToo Or Equal Pay

January 16 2018

The Seven Most Ridiculous College Protests Of 2017

December 31 2017

Conservative Women Are Women Too

December 18 2017

Why Conservative Women Are Persisting

September 29 2017

Why Clinton Shouldn't Blame Women For Her Election Loss

September 18 2017

Ivanka Backs White House Plan To Pause Obama-Era Equal Pay Reporting

September 5 2017

What Women Want 97 Years After Winning The Right To Vote

August 17 2017

New Position Will Fundamentally Change The Experience Of Men At Princeton

July 26 2017

Excluding Conservatives From Female Empowerment Campaigns Is Bad Politics And Bad Business

July 18 2017

Why To Read Beyond The Headlines On Equal Pay And The White House

July 12 2017

New Report: Women CEOs Make More Than Men

May 31 2017

Companies Are Offering New Mothers More Perks Without Government Mandates

May 31 2017

This Is What It's Like Speaking As A Conservative Woman On Campus

May 9 2017

Why Equal Pay Day Is A Flawed Holiday

April 4 2017

Chelsea Clinton Misuses Wage Data

March 29 2017

Why I Won't Be Striking On March 8

March 8 2017

Why Women Shouldn't Try To Make The Future Female

February 8 2017

Audi's Misleading Super Bowl Message To Young Girls

February 3 2017

The 10 Most Ridiculous College Protests Of 2016

December 30 2016

Stop Creating Campus Bubbles

November 30 2016

At Thanksgiving, Sit Next To Someone Who May Challenge Your Opinions

November 23 2016

University Of Virginia Faculty Shouldn't Silence Thomas Jefferson

November 17 2016

What A Fright: Counseling For Offensive Costumes At The University Of Florida

October 17 2016

What Hillary Clinton Should Learn From Margaret Thatcher

October 13 2016

What To Expect In The Second Presidential Debate

October 8 2016

Millennials Need New Policies, Not New Hashtags

September 30 2016

What To Watch For In The First Presidential Debate

September 25 2016

'Pinksourcing' Is The Latest Misleading Equal Pay Effort

September 16 2016

Conservative Women Are The Underdogs On Campus

September 12 2016

Lessons We Can Learn From Phyllis Schlafly

September 6 2016

Dean Warns Freshmen That University Of Chicago Values Academic Freedom

August 25 2016

If the Leading Ladies of Hollywood Want to Be Asked More, They Need to Get Their Facts Straight

February 27 2015

12 Women Explain What Women Want In 2015

January 27 2015

Why Most Women Don't Want a Feminist Boyfriend

January 14 2015

Banning "Feminist" In 2015?

December 31 2014

The Obamacare Shuffle

November 3 2014

Ladies, don’t be fooled by Cosmo

September 5 2014

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