Independent Women's Forum - Events

2014 IWF Woman of Valor Dinner

When:
November 19 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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NYC BOOK LAUNCH PARTY & DISCUSSION: Lean Together

When:
September 17 2014

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DC BOOK LAUNCH PARTY & DISCUSSION: Lean Together

When:
September 10 2014

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Smart Girl Summit: A Safety Net, But Not a Trap, That Empowers Americans

When:
August 2 2014

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

1:30pm ET "A Safety Net, But Not a Trap, That Empowers Americans"

PATRICE LEE
Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum

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FreedomFest 2014: IW PANEL Making Markets Sexy

When:
July 11 2014

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Public opinion is largely influenced by elite discourse. Voters form their opinions about everything from health care to workplace regulations to foreign affairs from a narrow group of policy experts in the news and in their communities. Too often, however, political communication is heavily one-sided. And this is especially the case when it comes to addressing women. For too long the conversation has been entirely directed by liberal women’s groups, with almost no response from the liberty movement. But we know that when people receive a competing argument, it’s disrupting. It leads to ambivalence, and it actually causes voters to seek out more information. The Free Market Movement needs to increase the number of women who understand and value limited government. Join the women of IWF for a conversation about why we need to speak to women, what that alternative message is, and how we go about reaching more women.
 

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RSC: Conservative Women's Panel Discussion

When:
July 11 2014

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Chairman Scalise invites you to a 
Conservative Women’s Panel Discussion

On July 11th, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm

 

Moderated by

Kim Strassel, The Wall Street Journal

 

Confirmed Panelists:

Rep. Kristi Noem

Rep. Ann Wagner

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Rep. Diane Black

Rep. Renee Ellmers

Rep. Cynthia Lummis

Fmr. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Susan B. Anthony List

Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life

Mattie Duppler, Americans for Tax Reform

Alex Smith, College Republican National Committee

Amber Barno, Independent Women’s Forum  

 

Introductory remarks by RSC Chairman Steve Scalise

 

What: A panel discussion on the issues facing conservative women featuring RSC Members

and leading female voices in the conservative movement.

 

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Panel: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Reception: 1:00pm-1:30pm

 

*Refreshments will be served*

 

Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible to

Kelley Hudak with the RSC:

Kelley.Hudak@mail.house.gov

 

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Straight Talk: An Honest Conversation About Rape Culture and Sexual Violence

When:
June 26 2014

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We take any accusation of sexual conduct seriously. But we must ask: Is there a hysteria developing about rape on campus? Where does it come from? Where is it going? Who will be harmed? 

Independent Women's Forum invites you to join an all-star panel that will answer these questions. 

Moderator:
Sabrina Schaeffer • Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum

Panelists:

Christina Hoff Sommers • Author and philosopher and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who presides over the Factual Feminist vlog

Stuart Taylor • A nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is coauthor of Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

Cathy Young • Columnist with Newsday and Contributing Editor to Reason magazine who writes frequently on feminist issues

Andrea Bottner • Lawyer and former Director of the Office of International Women's Issues at the State Department in the George W. Bush administration

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Biotechnology Industry Organization: BIO International Convention

When:
June 25 2014

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Mom to Mom: a Q&A about GMOs
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. PDT

Moderator:
Cathy Enright, BIO Executive Vice President, GMO Answers spokesperson

Panelists:
Denneal Jamison-McClung • Associate Director, UC Davis Biotechnology Program
Jennie Schmidt • Maryland Farmer and registered dietitian
Julie Gunlock • Culture of Alarmism Program Director, Independent Women's Forum
 

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NeW National Conference: Offering Alternatives to the Life of Julia

When:
June 20 2014

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OFFERING ALTERNATIVES TO THE LIFE OF JULIA

Friday, June 20, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET


Panelists:

April Ponnuru • YG Network

April Ponnuru is the Policy Director for the YG Network. Ms. Ponnuru has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, where she has served in both US House and Senate leadership offices. Prior to joining YG Network, she served as a senior advisor to Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO). She was also a senior policy advisor to Blunt when he was House Majority Whip. Ms. Ponnuru is the former Executive Director of the non-profit National Review Institute, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., and was National Review magazine’s Vice President. To read more about Ms. Ponnuru, visit  http://ygnetwork.org/about-yg/april-ponnuru/


Sabrina Schaeffer • Independent Women's Forum

Sabrina Schaeffer is the executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum. She was the managing partner of Evolving Strategies, served as the speechwriter for Senator George Voinovich of Ohio, 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 McEwen’s campaign in Ohio’s second district. Ms. Schaeffer previously served as a director at the White House Writers Group, working extensively on designing and orchestrating projects for a range of intellectual, government, and corporate clients. To read more about Ms. Schaeffer, visit http://www.iwf.org/about/sabrina-schaeffer


Genevieve Wood • The Heritage Foundation

Genevieve Wood advances policy priorities of The Heritage Foundation as senior contributor to The Foundry, which the think tank is repositioning in 2014 from blog to top media brand for news, analysis and commentary from a conservative perspective. Ms. Wood functions as leading voice and representative for The Foundry, producing regular commentary and making media appearances to explain and promote Heritage’s key policy solutions for the most critical issues to Americans. As a commentator, Wood has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel and on programs such as CBS’ “Face the Nation.” To read more about Ms. Wood, visit http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/w/genevieve-wood

 

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