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March 16 2015
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
CEO and President of Concerned Women for America
Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation
Executive Director of Independent Women's Forum
President and CEO of The Polling Company
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)
Republican Conference Chair
Join the conversation #WarNoMore
March 5 2015
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.
Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, The Independent Women’s Forum
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
February 18 2015
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.
January 7 2015
Date(s) - 01/07/2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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.
A special thanks to the Charles Koch Institute for hosting this event.
November 19 2014
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October 13 2014
September 24 2014
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.
Genevieve Wood | Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal
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
September 17 2014
September 10 2014
August 2 2014
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
1:30pm ET "A Safety Net, But Not a Trap, That Empowers Americans"
Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum
July 11 2014
July 11 2014
Chairman Scalise invites you to a
Conservative Women’s Panel Discussion
On July 11th, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Kim Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
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
*Refreshments will be served*
Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible to
Kelley Hudak with the RSC:
June 26 2014
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.
Sabrina Schaeffer • Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum
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
June 25 2014
Mom to Mom: a Q&A about GMOs
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. PDT
Cathy Enright, BIO Executive Vice President, GMO Answers spokesperson
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
June 20 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET
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.