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2015 Women of Valor Awards Dinner

When:
November 18 2015

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Women LEAD Summit

When:
June 4 2015

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The Independent Women's Forum invites you to the Women LEAD Summit on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at The American Institute of Architechts (1735 New York Avenue, NW) in Washington, DC.

We will kick things off at 2:30pm with dynamic panels as well as several speakers to talk about the progressive women's landscape, messaging on women and the workplace, and moving forward with a positive agenda for women. We'll wrap the day with a wine reception. 

We really hope you'll be able to join us for this important conversation.

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (by May 15th) | $20.00

REGISTRATION (after May 15th) | $30.00

SPEAKERS


Genevieve Wood • Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal


Hadley Heath Manning • Sr. Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Forum


Sabrina Schaeffer • Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum


Kellyanne Conway • President and CEO, The Polling Company inc./WomanTrend


Diana Furchtgott-Roth • Director of Economics21 and Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute


I Do...or I Don't: The Future of Marriage

When:
May 13 2015

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We are excited to announce that we have rescheduled the popular I Do...or I Don't: The Future of Marraige panel event. Please RSVP as seating is limited.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERATOR

Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, The Independent Women’s Forum

PANELISTS

Isabel V. Sawhill, whose latest book is Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage, is co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution

Kay S. Hymowitz, whose four books on the family include Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute  

Kate Bolick, whose book Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own has just come out, is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where her much-discussed aticle "All the Single Ladies" appeared

W. Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, an associate professor of sociology at the university and coauthor of Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Science Perspectives

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IWN Colorado Kickoff: Women, Business, & Government Overregulation

When:
May 6 2015

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Join the Independent Women's Network for a FREE reception on May 6th! Special guests Hadley Heath Manning and Heidi Ganahl will speak on women in business, government overregulation, and the so-called wage gap.

Heidi Ganahl is a Colorado mother, entrepreneur, and nonprofit founder.  A mother of 4, she is the owner of Camp Bow Wow and founder of Moms Fight Back. Heidi has triumphed over adversity with the loss of her young husband in a tragic plane crash  and losing a $1 million insurance settlement to create one of the fastest growing franchises in the US and Canada.  She fought government overregulation to transform a small company into an $80 million dollar business with more than 200 franchisees in 40 states and Canada. Heidi's story is one of struggle and her journey inspirational to all would-be entreprenuers. 

Hadley Heath Manning is a Senior Policy Analyst with Independent Women's Forum and Independent Women's Voice.  She specializes in health care, entitlements, economics and fiscal policy.  Hadley appears frequently in radio and TV outlets across the country, including Fox Business' Cavuto on Business, Stossel Show, Fox News’ Hannity, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and PBS's To the Contrary among others.  Her work has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, POLITICO, Roll Call, Real Clear Policy, the Tampa Tribune, National Review Online, Daily Caller and Townhall.com.

RSVPS are requested. Beverages and light bites will be served. 


Committee for Economic Development: Spring Policy Conference

When:
April 22 2015

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CED Spring Policy Conference
April 22
Willard InterContinental Hotel • Washington DC

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

U.S. and Global Debt: Finding Stability in an Indebted World

A recent McKinsey Global Institute report shows that seven years after the financial crisis, total global debt (public and private) has continued to grow, rising by $57 trillion since 2007. The U.S. debt situation looks relatively positive compared with other countries, as there has been substantial debt reduction in the private sector, although offset by the continued rise in government debt. Most other countries have seen growth of both private-sector debt and public sector debt. A range of countries have reached new peaks in household debt, in Northern Europe, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. In China, total debt has quadrupled since 2007, driven by a soaring, debt-financed real estate market. And in global corporate finance, there has been a dramatic shift in sources of debt from the banking sector to non-bank intermediaries. Does all this point to the risk of another debt crisis? This panel will discuss today's US and global debt landscape, the driving forces affecting both the public and private sectors, where the risks remain (and are emerging), and how to promote financial stability in an increasingly indebted world.

Panel:

Sabrina Schaeffer • Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum

Dr. Joe Kasputys • Co-Founder, IHS Economics & Country Risk, Inc. 

Maya MacGuineas • President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Doug Holtz-Eakin • President, American Action Forum and former CBO Director

Moderator:

Susan Lund • Partner, McKinsey Global Institute 

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IWN/Turning Point: Equal Pay Day

When:
April 14 2015

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Independent Women's Forum Senior Editor Charlotte Hays will discuss the phony, feminist holiday, the wage gap, and what you can do to promote the message that women do not need more government to succeed. 

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2015 Conservative Leadership Conference

When:
March 27 2015

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Friday, March 27, 2015
4:00pm - 4:50pm
Embassy Suites - Rynolds
Breakout Session

Speakers

Morgan Brittany
Co-Owner of Politichicks.com
Morgan Brittany has been a film, television and stage actress for over 50 years. She began her career as a child appearing in the films “The Birds”, “Gypsy” and “Yours, Mine and Ours”. She appeared in over 150 television shows and became a member of the cast of the enormously successful show “Dallas”. Morgan spent 10 years raising money for the March of Dimes as a celebrity ambassador and national... Read More →

 

Ann-Marie Murrell
CEO and Editor in Chief of Politichicks.com
Ann-Marie Murrell is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of PolitiChicks.com, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”.  She received Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang Ronald Reagan Award for 2014.  Ann-Marie is the co-author of the new bestselling book, “What Women (Really) Want” written with her PolitiChicks anchors, Morgan Brittany and Dr. Gina Loudon.   She has... Read More →

 

Sabrina Schaeffer
Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum
Sabrina L. Schaeffer is the executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum. She was the the managing partner of Evolving Strategies, served as the speechwriter for Senator George Voinovich of Ohio, the Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, DC, where she frequently served as a spokeswoman for the organization, and a member of the communications team for Bob... Read More →

 

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War No More Panel Discussion

When:
March 16 2015

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War No More

Hosted by Concerned Women for America

Panel discussion on the "War on Women." 
Why it's untruthful, unhelpful, and unlickely to succeed.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Capitol Visitors Center, HVC 201

2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Moderator:
Penny Nance 
CEO and President of Concerned Women for America
@PYNance

Panelists:
Carly Fiorina
Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation
@CarlyFiorina

Sabrina Schaeffer
Executive Director of Independent Women's Forum
@SL_Schaeffer

Kellyanne Conway
President and CEO of The Polling Company
@KellyannePolls

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)
Republican Conference Chair
@cathymcmorris

Join the conversation #WarNoMore

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ATR: Doc Fix/SGR 101 Briefing

When:
March 9 2015

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I Do.....or I Don't: The Future of Marriage

When:
March 5 2015

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We thought we were done with winter, but the DC Metro area is once again under a winter weather advisory and heavy snow is headed our way.

Due to the inclement weather the Independent Women's Forum is postponing our panel discussion I Do...I Don't: Does Marriage Have A Future? that was originally scheduled to take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 5th. 

We are working with each panelist to reschedule this important discussion and will let you know the new panel date as soon as we can. 

MODERATOR

Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, The Independent Women’s Forum

PANELISTS

Isabel V. Sawhill, whose latest book is Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage, is co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution

Kay S. Hymowitz, whose four books on the family include Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute  

Laura Kipnis is a professor at Northwestern University and a cultural critic who has written extensively on gender, sexual politics and pornography and is author of Against Love: A Polemic

W. Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, an associate professor of sociology at the university and coauthor of Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Science Perspectives

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Breaking Barriers: Millennial Women and the GOP

When:
February 18 2015

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Breaking Barriers: Millennial Women and the GOP Happy Hour

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

6:00pm - 8:00pm ET

Ri Ra Irish Pub
2915 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Join VA NextGen GOP for their first Millennials Matter speaker series event -- a young professionals happy hour featuring Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer, and LOLA's Nena Whitfield.

This is an opportunity to discuss important women's issues and ways to empower women in the workplace and politics. The event will feature leading female millennial voices.

Drinks and networking begin at 6:00pm, followed by the formal program.

Join the conversation at #MillennialsMatter and #NextGenGOP.

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So You Want To Be An Executive Director

When:
January 7 2015

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/07/2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
Charles Koch Institute

If you are a young professional who wants to pursue a leadership role or management role in the liberty movement, join America’s Future Foundation on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 for the inaugural career development series of the New Year featuring Sabrina Schaeffer of the Independent Women’s Forum and the Institute for Humane Studies’ Chad Thevenot! Panelists will bring unique perspectives to a luncheon discussion about how to manage and lead nonprofits from an executive director’s standpoint.

Find out how to distinguish yourself as a leader early on in your career, maximize opportunities, and gain influence!

Expert advice and lunch will be provided.

Speakers:
Sabrina L. Schaeffer, Executive Director, Independent Women’s Forum
Chad Thevenot, Institute for Humane Studies
Roger Custer, America’s Future Foundation (Moderator) 

A special thanks to the Charles Koch Institute for hosting this event.

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2014 IWF Woman of Valor Dinner

When:
November 19 2014

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Happy Hour with Carly Fiorina & Sabrina Schaeffer

When:
October 13 2014

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Lean Together: Improving Economic Opportunities for Women and their Families

When:
September 24 2014

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For too long, progressives have dominated the policy agenda in Washington with a vision of America in which government is the solution to every problem. Lean Together, a new book by the Independent Women’s Forum, puts forth a positive agenda in which republican ideals of limited government, virtue, and self-improvement are re-imagined. Written entirely by women, the book offers concrete policy solutions to challenges that confront America and especially women and their families to rein in the progressive state, streamline government, and strengthen our economy.

Join us as four of Lean Together’s authors discuss how to improve economic opportunities for women and their families in America. Copies of Lean Together will also be available for purchase.

Hosted By: 
Genevieve Wood | Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal

Speakers:
Romina Boccia | Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, The Heritage Foundation

Diana Furchtgott-Roth | Director of Economics21 and Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Julie Gunlock | Director of the Culture of Alarmism Project, Independent Women's Forum

Sabrina Schaeffer | Executive Director Independent Women's Forum

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