Stand Up For Sisterhood Petition

Keep Sororities Female

The University of Wyoming’s Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa) chapter was pressured to admit a biological male who often identifies as a woman into their all-female membership. Brave women in that sorority are now speaking out against this breach of contract and sisterhood. Help us support their fight.

The Latest

Join Independent Women's Network

Don't go it alone! Find your community on IWN's private platform. Get access to exclusive content and experiences. Make a difference in your community.

Join IWN

Invest In Our Cause To Help Advance Women's Freedoms & Opportunities

Champion Women

Denisha Allen

She founded Black Minds Matter in response to the 2020 riots.

Meet Denisha Allen


"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley



The U.S. military is facing its greatest recruiting challenge in almost half a century.

    • The Army is not the only branch falling short with the Navy expecting to fall about 6,000 short of its goals, and the Air Force around 10,000 when taking into account the active component, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve.

By: Meaghan Mobbs



Employers can fight degree inflation.

  • A college diploma does not guarantee higher productivity; relevant experience can be more valuable. Increasingly private and some public employers are removing diploma requirements for different jobs. 
  • In lieu of degree requirements, employers should audit their hiring process, look for talent in non-traditional places, and groom talent in-house.
  • Combating degree inflation can reverse shrinking labor force participation, boost productivity in the public and private sectors, and expand middle-class opportunities to people who are excluded from pathways to upward mobility. 

By: Patrice Onwuka



Nutrition Should Be Tailored To The Individual.

    • Nutrition is dynamic and confusing, and the government’s constant flip-flopping on the guidance and fear-mongering of certain consumables (like eggs, meat, and alcohol) doesn’t help.
    • The human body is complicated. Genetics play a big role in health. The Dietary Guidelines simply can’t provide individualized guidance that accounts for different needs.
    • Today, consumers can figure out the diet that’s best for them using a variety of sources. It’s time to do away with government dietary guidelines for good.


By: Patricia Patnode



We have the technology and ability to deliver home heat to all Americans.

  • There are numerous tools and policy options available today that could restore our energy systems and deliver a steady supply of affordable heat.
  • These tools include making fossil fuels cleaner and more efficient, ending specialized subsidies for certain renewable energy sources, ensuring grid reliability or resiliency standards are technology-neutral, establishing balanced environmental standards, and more.

By: Mandy Gunasekara



New 1099-K tax reporting rules have a disproportionate effect on women.
  • Women dominate gig economy work when separating out ridesharing and delivery services.
  • Women are selling used kids’ clothes, engaged in food/grocery delivery, tutoring, babysitting, and other activities arranged through online apps. 

By: Patrice Onwuka



We need reforms to improve the child welfare system.
  • When parents clearly cannot rehabilitate, officials need not drag matters out for children.
  • We don’t have enough homes for children who need foster care, so we need to protect faith-based foster agencies, who do most of the work in this space, from activists trying to shut them down.
  • We must realize that even if policies mitigated the shortage of foster families, some vulnerable children would still have behavioral and mental health problems that need residential care.

By: Naomi Schaefer Riley

Leading the Fight for Women:

A Message From Riley Gaines

I've been working for Independent Women's Forum to spread awareness about the threat to women and girls in sports. IWF has taken the lead and is embarking on a massive public education and grassroots activation project that will stop this outrageous attack on women and we need your help.

Play Now
Code Red: Our Healthcare System Is Sick

You Have the Right to Know How Much Your Health Care Will Cost

We would never buy anything without knowing how much it is going to cost upfront. Prices in health care should work the same way. If you've been ripped off by the American healthcare system, we want to know what happened.

Share Your Story

Sign Up For Updates

  • Become a Mobile Insider. Text WOMAN to 40442 to opt in. Sign up for recurring informational messages from IWF. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & Privacy Policy.