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November 30 2016
We are excited to announce that the Independent Women's Forum will honor Carly Fiorina with the 2016 Woman of Valor Award and Ed Gillespie with the 2016 Gentleman of Distinction Award at IWF's Annual Awards Dinner on November 30th at Union Station in Washington, DC.
Please mark your calendar! Individual tickets may be purchased online here.
For more information visit http://www.womanofvalorgala.com/
This is sure to be a spectacular evening and we hope you will join us!
For questions about the dinner or sponsorship opportunities, please email Amber Schwartz email@example.com.
October 27 2016
The middle class is the backbone of our country. But it may be in trouble.
An all-star panel - author and American Entreprise Institute scholar Charles Murray, columnist and Third Way senior policy advisor Scott Winship, journalist and visiting fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity ((FREOPP), IWF senior fellow Lisa Schiffren, and author and IWF managing director Carrie Lukas - will explore one of the more pressing questions of our day: Does the Middle Class Have a Future?
WHAT: Does the Middle Class Have a Future
WHEN: Thursday, October 27
WHERE: 1706 New Hampshire Ave. NW | Washington, DC
RESGISTER HERE: middleclass.eventbrite.com
October 19 2016
Moms are tired of being told they need to meet impossible standards to be a Good Mom. Women are told they have to cook every meal--from scratch and from expensive organic ingredients. They are told to hover and monitor their child's every activity. Women are encouraged to examine and scrutinize every single thing their child touches, eats, or brushes against. This make parenting harder, exhausting, joyless.
It's time to reject this mentality and create a new category: The Reasonable Mom.
Reasonable Moms do their best. They want to raise their kids without so much fear and anxiety. They want to guiltlessly take shortcuts and allow their kids a treat, but recognize moderation is key. They want society to be less judgmental, and more understanding and supportive of parents. They want to hear from experts, but also want to trust in their own instincts and embrace common sense in parenting.
WHAT: Reasonable Moms Unite: How To Fight The Culture That Demands We Worry About EVERYTHING!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19th
WHERE: Florida House on Capitol Hill | Number One Second St. NW, Washington, D.C.
*Located near Union Station and Capitol South metro stations
RESGISTER HERE: reasonablemomsunite.
September 28 2016
Independent Women's Forum is excited to join Civil Justice Association of California for a complimentary luncheon and panel discussion regarding the effect of nuisance litigation on policy, politics, and local government.
WHERE: Cafeteria 15L - Ultra Room
1116 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
REGISTRATION: 11:15am - 11:45am
LUNCH AND PANEL: 11:45am - 1:30pm
Kim Stone • President, Civil Justice Association of California
Usurping the Legislature - How Public Nuisance Litigation Turns Policy Making on Its Head
Julie Gunlock • Director, Independent WOmen's Forum's Culture of Alarmism Project
Exploiting Fear in the Court for Politics and Profit
Tony Dias • Partner, Jones Day
Local Government Use of Public Nuisance
RSVP to Debbie Edgar firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.443.4900 or click here >>>
July 26 2016
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June 2 2016
Independent Women's Forum's annual Women LEAD Summit will be held on Join IWF for a day packed with dynamic panels as well as solo speakers to talk about women, the workplace, the character of the political leadership, the future of the Supreme Court and more. In addition, several organizations are partnering with us on specific aspects of the day, including a special networking event hosted by State Policy Network, alive show with NRA News' Cam Edwards, and a reception by RightNow PAC.
The summit is being held at the American Institute of Architects (1735 New York Avenue, NW) in Washington, DC.
MEDIA • Victoria.Coley@iwf.org
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES • Amber.Schwartz@iwf.org
May 26 2016
On May 26, 2016 at 12:30pm MT join the Libertarian Party of Boulder County for a lunch featuring Julie Gunlock, Director,and Senior Fellow of the Independent Women’s Forum, for a lunch to discuss the cycle of alarmism and how that leads to more and more onerous regulations on industry and individual choices.
When: May 26, 2016
Time: 12:30pm MT
Where: Carelli’s (645 30th Street, Boulder 80303)
Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
April 14 2016
Please join Independent Women's Network Denver chapter on April 14th at the Independence Institute.
Julie Gunlock, IWF Culture of Alarmism Director, will discuss the culture of alarmism present in society today. Americans are bombarded with messages about how everyday products and activities threaten their health and the health of their children. Politicians and government regulators then use this alarmism to promote regulations that expand their power. The costs of this dynamic are serious: wasted tax dollars, higher costs and inferior goods for consumers, fewer jobs in companies navigating through red tape, and needlessly worried, less free Americans.
April 13 2016
Please join Independent Women's Network for our Colorado Springs chapter launch on April 13th at the Ivywild School. Join IWN for a night of fun and relaxation with likeminded ladies while we chat over light bites and libations.
Julie Gunlock, IWF Culture of Alarmism Director, will discuss the culture of alarmism present in society today. Americans are bombarded with messages about how everyday products and activities threaten their health and the health of their children; politicians and government regulators then use this alarmism to promote regulations that expand their power. The costs of this dynamic are serious: wasted tax dollars, higher costs and inferior goods for consumers, fewer jobs in companies navigating through red tape, and needlessly worried, less free Americans.
April 5 2016
March 23 2016
Join Independent Women's Forum and London Center For Policy Research for an important discussion on women in military combat roles and entering the draft.
Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer
U.S. Army (ret), Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
House Armed Services Committee, Former Major in the U.S. Marine Corps
Major General Bob Newman, Jr
U.S. Air Force (ret.) Former Adjutant General of Virginia, Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research
Former U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot, Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum
Gunnery Sergeant Jessie Jane Duff
U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research
Bacevich Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Military, Veterans, and Society Program
Questions? Please email email@example.com
February 23 2016
Join the Denver chapter of the Independent Women's Network for an important, not to miss event on the subject of your health and ColoradoCare!
These questions and more will be answered by a board-certified doctor and expert on the current health care laws including the Affordable Care Act and the recent state of Colorado bills.
See the recent IWF podcast with Dr. Victory here: A Doctor's Perspective On ObamaCare's Consequences
Reception 6pm | Discussion 6:45pm
Light bites and libations will be served
RSVP HERE: https://coloradocare.
February 18 2016
Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, Indepenedent Women's Forum has found it necessary to postpone Into The Virtual World: Are Women More Connected or Bowling Alone? until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will let you know when the event is rescheduled.
Thank you for your interest and support for Independent Women's Forum.
INTO THE VIRTUAL WORLD: Are Women More Connected or Bowling Alone?
We often hear that women are the primary users of social media. IWF frequently points to technology as the real reason for women’s success with work-life balance today.
But is our new virtual world helping or hurting women and their families?
There’s no doubt new technology is changing the way we work, think, and behave. It gives us access to more information and creates new avenues for communication and enrichment. At the same time, it raises difficult new questions about our culture, privacy, and the role of the state.
Join the Independent Women's Forum on February 18th for an all-star panel where we will take a more in-depth look at virtual living and consider how it’s affecting our professional and personal successes and what all this means for the role of government.
Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum
Christine Rosen, Senior Editor, The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society; Editor, acculturated.com; Author of the forthcoming The Extinction of Experience (W. W. Norton)
Naomi Schaefer Riley, Columnist, New York Post; Contributing Editor, acculturated.com; Former Editor, Wall Street Journal; Author of a forthcoming book on how the internet affects families to be published by Templeton Press
James K. Glassman, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy; Chairman and CEO, Public Affairs Engagement; Founding Executive Director, George W. Bush Institute; Former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy