Independent Women's Forum - Events
IWF Doubleheader Book Launch Party at LivingSocial
November 21 2013
AFF October Roundtable: Obamacare: To Delay, Defund, or Defy?
October 17 2013
October Roundtable: Obamacare: To Delay, Defund, or Defy?
On October 1, health care exchanges across the country went live for the first time, giving many Americans their first taste of new laws regarding health care.
While the center right has been generally aligned on a goal of mitigating what they see as harmful impacts of increased federal involvement in health care, there has been less agreement on the best strategy to achieve this.
Some members of Congress support defunding certain programs as a means of hobbling implementation, while others see delay provisions as a better strategy. Meanwhile, in the states, think tanks and legislators are taking matters into their own hands and considering different policy approaches altogether, many with an eye towards limiting the role of the federal government.
What are the pros and cons of each of these strategies? Is this better resolved at the state or national level?
Join America’s Future Foundation for a lively discussion with our stellar line-up of panelists.
Director of the Health and Human Services Task Force, ALEC
President, Men’s Health Network
Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum
Health Policy Advisor, Senate Staff
Free for members; $5.00 for Non Members RSVP here
Greenwich Republican Women's Forum
October 10 2013
Genetically Modified Foods: Truth about Labeling
October 8 2013
There is significant misinformation and confusion about genetically modified foods (or GMOs), which now make up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation. Join us as we examine the history and science of GMOs, their current use and benefits, and why GMO labeling is not only unnecessary but would also do a disservice to consumers.
Executive Director and Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
L. Val Giddings, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Director, Culture of Alarmism Project, Independent Women’s Forum
Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy
Host: The Heritage Foundation
Date: Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013
Venue: Lehrman Auditorium at Heritage Foundcation
IWF 21st Woman of Valor Dinner
October 3 2013
Please join the Independent Women's Forum on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., as we honor Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) with special remarks from Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.
Mad Women Debate: The Battle of the Sexes
September 19 2013
America’s most influential, widely read magazine and website for conservative political news, commentary, and opinion, National Review, has partnered with the Independent Women’s Forum, a leading conservative voice for women, to host a series of debates on the issues facing women today. We hope you will join us for this exciting new venture.
Mad Women Debate: The Battle of the Sexes debuts on September 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ET at the Decatur House on Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Is there a war on women? Or is it a war on men? Our panel will discuss how we can move beyond dueling wars of the sexes.
Association of Washington Business 2013 Policy Summit
September 18 2013
Mark Your calendar to attend AWB's 24th Annual Policy Summit at Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum September 17-19, 2013.
AWB's Policy Summit is a signature event and the state's premier public policy conference. This annual fall happening at Suncadia Resort near Cle Elum regularly attracts the state's leading elected officials, prominent CEOs, political pollsters and nationally recognized speakers like David Gergen and Frank Luntz. From keynote presentations to panel discussions, Policy Summit offers members an opportunity to engage in today’s issues and connect with other AWB members.
September 18, 2013 (view full agenda)
1:45 p.m. Obamacare’s Next Chapter: What Does it Mean?
Hadley Heath, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum
Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has faced significant hurdles, both practically and politically. Its evolving implementation timeline and complex regulatory landscape, along with constant legislative changes, state-level pushback, and courtroom challenges, have left many Americans confused about what to expect and when. Hadley Heath will give an update on "ObamaCare," its impact so far, and what to anticipate in the next chapter of this complicated and controversial law.
2:30 pm. Health Care at a Cross Road…What’s Next?
Dr. Lee A. Antles, MD, West Olympia Internal Medicine
Don Conant, General Manager, Valley Nut & Bolt, WA Exchange Board Member
Hadley Heath, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Forum
Jeff Rowe, Executive Vice President, Premera Blue Cross of Washington
Tom Fritz, President & CEO, Inland Northwest Health Services, Moderator
Women Up! Leadership & Advocacy School
September 10 2013
Woman Up! will be hosting schools throughout the country that offer training for America’s future conservative voices. They are looking for women involved in their community, local chamber, a voice in their child’s education, considering a run for office or looking to be a leader in their field. They aim to build their confidence and skills in being a strong conservative voice.
September 10, 2013
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hermitage Hotel Nashville, TN
GUEST SPEAKER • SABRINA SCHAEFFER
Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum
Topic: Women and Economic Liberty
Read more about Sabrina here.
Check out all of their training sessions here.
AEI/IWF Debate: Should single-sex schooling be eliminated?
August 28 2013
The educational gap between America’s boys and girls continues to widen: in 2011, eighth-grade girls outperformed eighth-grade boys by 9 points in reading and by 20 points in writing (where 10 points equals one year of schooling). What can we do to boost boys’ educational performance in America?
In this co-hosted American Enterprise/Indepent Women's Forum Debate, AEI resident scholar Christina Hoff Sommers will argue that single-sex schooling allows instructors to experiment with teaching methods and to successfully tailor curricula to their students’ needs. Lise Eliot of the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science will respond that single-sex education is neither beneficial nor necessary, stressing that it fails to prepare both boys and girls for their futures.
Author and CNN host S.E. Cupp will moderate.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
5:15 PM • Registration
Lise Eliot, Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Christina Hoff Sommers, AEI
S. E. Cupp, CNN’s “Crossfire”
Adjournment and Wine and Cheese Reception
Smart Girl Summit 2013 | Fighting Back - Women on the Left
August 9 2013
Smart Girl Summit 2013 will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana August 9-10.
Panel: Fighting Back - Women on the Left
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
Teri Christoph - @TeriChristoph
Co-founder of Smart Girl Politics
Colleen Holcomb - @EagleForum
Executive Director of Eagle Forum
Hadley Heath - @hadleyheath
Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women's Forum