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Annual Awards Gala

When:
November 15 2017

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In 2017, IWF is proudly celebrating its 25th Anniversary of increasing the number of women who value free-markets and personal liberty. The 2017 Annual Awards Gala will certainly be a joyous occasion and a night to remember! 

This year we are thrilled to honor Kellyanne Conway with our Barbara K. Olson Woman of Valor Award.

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Oops! Sorry We Were Wrong...How Public Health Guidance Often Harms the American Public

When:
June 29 2017

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Government issued guidance on everything from butter, eggs, red meat, alcoholic beverages, salt, certain preservatives and color additives, and even on if pregnant women should eat fish have been proven false, reversed, or disregarded entirely by their former government champions. This has left Americans confused and distrustful. More importantly, it has robbed them of guiltlessly enjoying many delicious foods and prevented them from developing healthy habits that can extend their lifespans.This panel will examine the damage that has been done by the public health sector, the problems changing the culture at the FDA and what free market solutions can improve public health.

PANELISTS:

SALLY SATEL, M.D., practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, examines mental health policy as well as political trends in medicine. Her publications include PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine (Basic Books, 2001); The Health Disparities Myth(AEI Press, 2006); When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors (AEI Press, 2009); and One Nation under Therapy (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), coauthored with Christina Hoff Sommers. Her recent book, Brainwashed – The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (Basic, 2013) with Scott Lilienfeld, was a 2014 finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science.

MICHELLE MINTON is the Competitive Enterprise Institute's fellow specializing in consumer policy, covering regulatory issues that include gambling, alcohol, and food.

Minton has coauthored numerous studies, including topics like the effectiveness and unintended consequences of sin taxes and history of gambling regulation. Her analyses have been published and cited by nationally respected news outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today as well as industry blogs and publications. She regularly appears on news media to discuss the effects regulation has on individual’s health and economic well-being and to propose more effective means of achieving public health goals while protecting the rights of individuals. In addition to her work at CEI, Minton is also a visiting fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute.

Ms. Minton holds a B.A. in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University and is currently working toward an M.S. in Applied Nutrition at the University of New England.

KEVIN KOSAE, PH.D is vice president of policy for the R Street Institute, where he oversees all of the institute’s research across its commercial freedom, criminal justice, energy and environment, financial markets, governance, income mobility, innovation policy, insurance and public health policy programs.

Kevin joined R Street in October 2014 from the Congressional Research Service, where he served as analyst and research manager. Earlier in his career, he was lecturer in policy and public administration at New York University and Metropolitan College of New York.

Kevin is the author of three books: Failing Grades: The Federal Politics of Education, published in 2005; Whiskey: A Global History, published in 2010; and Moonshine: A Global History, published in 2017.

He has been a Presidential Management Fellow and won the Academy of Wine Communications’ wine writer award.

Kevin received his doctorate in politics from New York University and his bachelor’s from Ohio State University. He lives in Washington.

CARRIE LUKAS is the president of Independent Women's Forum. Lukas is the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, which was published by Regnery Publishing. She is also a contributor to National Review, Forbes.com, and Acculturated; and the vice president for policy and economics at Independent Women's Voice.

Lukas has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The New York Post. Carrie has testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.

Before joining IWF in 2003, she worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee and at the Cato Institute. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She lives with her husband and five children in Virginia.

MODERATOR:

JULIE GUNLOCK is a senior fellow at Independent Women’s Forum and leads the organization’s Culture of Alarmism Project. She is the author of the book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back.


AFF: Is single-payer health care inevitable?

When:
June 14 2017

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American health care is in a crisis.

ObamaCare is unpopular. So is the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act. Premiums are spiking, and a large number of counties throughout the country are left with only one insurer on the ObamaCare exchanges. Too many people can't afford their deductables. Too many people can't afford the cost of their medical bills.

Does all of that mean single-payer health care, or Medicare for All, is inevitable? Or are there other ways of reforming the American health care system to make sure that health care is more affordable and more available to more people?

Join America's Future Foundation-Chicago as we welcome Hadley Heath Manning, Director of Policy for Independent Women's Forum and Independent Women's Voice, to discuss the current and future state of American health care.

Admission is $10 and includes food and two drink tickets.

Wed, June 14, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
 
Elephant & Castle
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603

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womenLEAD Summit

When:
May 16 2017

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Independent Women’s Forum’s annual womenLEAD Summit date has been set! On Tuesday, May 16th, join us in Washington, DC, for a day packed with dynamic panels, networking, and fun.

Questions? Please email Ashley Carter.


Empowering Young Women In Today’s Working World

When:
April 24 2017

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Join the Centennial Institute and the Independent Women’s Forum for a discussion on empowering young women in today’s working world. Meet, learn from, and be encouraged by accomplished women leaders from around our community.

If you’re a young woman, 18-35, be sure to join us!

Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Colorado Christian University
Leprino 107
180 S. Garrison St.
Lakewood, CO 80226

REGISTER TO ATTEND

 


The Future is Now: School Choice and Other Reforms in 2017

When:
April 13 2017

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The Future is Now: School Choice and Other Reforms in 2017

On April 13, the Independent Women's Forum invites you to meet author and education expert Vicki Alger and hear an all-star panel on the current and unprecedented opportunities for education reform. What will real reform look like? Will headwinds from entrenched interests limit opportunities?

We all saw the outrage of teacher unions and their allies when a supporter of school choice became the new secretary of education. What can we do to ensure that real reforms are enacted? Can we roll back federal micromanaging of K-12 education?  How can we encourage a healthier climate on college campuses? 

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AEI Shaping the Conversation

When:
April 4 2017

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 9:00–11:00 AM
AEI, Auditorium | 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20036

Shaping the conversation: What new data show about Americans’ attitudes toward and experiences with paid family leave.
Join AEI for an event exploring two new Pew Research Center surveys that provide nonpartisan data on Americans’ views of and experiences with family and medical leave.

RSVP Watch Live Online 
To watch live online, click here on April 4 at 9:00 AM ET. Registration is not required.
Join the conversation on social media by following @AEI and @AEIecon on Twitter and Facebook.


Food and Fear: How to Find Facts in Today's Culture of Alarmism

When:
February 16 2017

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Americans are getting mixed messages about food and nutrition. Increasingly, consumers are having trouble finding reliable information. An all-star panel sponsored by the Independent Women's Forum will address food fears and how to find fact- and science-based information in today's culture of alarmism.

Our February 16 panel will explore these questions:

• What are the origins of food fears?
• How have food fears altered consumer behaviors?
• What are good sources for food and nutrition information? Bad source?
• Why are women targeted for fear-based marketing strategies?
• What can the science, medical, agricultural, and academic communities do to help provide consumers better information?

You won't want to miss this discussion!


5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Panel

*Light bites and libations will be served.

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Paid Leave in DC: Where Do We Go from Here?

When:
January 11 2017

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The D.C. City Council has voted for the most extreme paid leave policy in the country, but some employers are saying that it could force them to go to other localities. Where do we go from here?

Join the Independent Women's Forum for a special  panel to address what this policy will really mean for district workers, employers, and families.

Place: Americans for Tax Reform/ 722 12th St NW # 4, Washington, DC 20005

Time: January 11Noon (Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be provided)

Panelists: * Carrie Lukas, Managing Director, Independent Women's Forum * Marc Freedman, Executive Director of Labor Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce * James Dinegar, President and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade * Scott Hoffman, Fourth-generation small business owner in Washington, D.C. * Arianne Bennett, Co-founder, Amsterdam Falafel Shop

Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director of IWF, will moderate.

 

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Repeal Day Reception | Competitive Enterprise Institute

When:
December 5 2016

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The Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed Prohibition, was ratified on December 5, 1933. Join us to celebrate that anniversary with a screening of the new short film I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit and a discussion of the threats to personal liberty from the neo-prohibitionists of today.

Competitive Enterprise Institute’s
Repeal Day Reception
December 5, 2016
 
1310 L Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
 
5:00pm – Reception begins
5:45pm – Screening of I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit
6:00pm – Panel discussion
 
Featured Panelists
Michelle Minton, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Julie Gunlock, Independent Women’s Forum
Kevin Kosar, R Street Institute
 

 


IWF's Annual Awards Dinner

When:
November 30 2016

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We are excited to announce that the Independent Women's Forum will honor Carly Fiorina with the 2016 Woman of Valor Award, Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, with the 2016 Outstanding Woman in Business, 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 amber.schwartz@iwf.org.


Does the Middle Class Have a Future?

When:
October 27 2016

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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


Reasonable Moms Unite

When:
October 19 2016

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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.eventbrite.com


The Nuisance of Misguided Public Nuisance Litigation • CJAC Issue Briefing

When:
September 28 2016

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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

PANEL SPEAKERS

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 dedgar@cjac.org or 916.443.4900 or click here >>>

 


Book Launch Party and Book Signing, The New Trail Of Riley

When:
July 26 2016

Details:

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