WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nancy M. Pfotenhauer, President and CEO of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) announced today that Kristen Richardson has been named Campus Program Manager. IWF’s SheThinks campus program is a resource for information, guidance, and support for students inundated with rigid political correctness and intolerant views based on radical feminist orthodoxy.

To date, the IWF SheThinks campus program has brought commonsense feminism to four campuses by helping students launch alternative feminist organizations at Harvard Law, Columbia, Penn State, and the University of Chicago.

Pfotenhauer comments, “Richardson understands that today’s college campuses have become a playground for radical feminist groups. She is an advocate for students who have long felt isolated and silenced. The IWF campus program is growing and she is the right person to steer its expansion.”

As IWF Campus Program Manager, Richardson will be closely involved with SheThinks, a multi-focus national program featuring:

  • Take Back the Campus: a program to deconstruct feminist ideology and promote sound scholarship;
  • Take Back the Date: a campaign promoting dating and chivalry over the rampant hook-up culture; and
  • Speakers’ Bureau and Student Groups: an outreach program providing a forum for women who are not represented by entrenched feminist groups.

Prior to joining IWF, Richardson was an associate producer at the Fox News affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, covering national and local news. She also produced an Emmy Award winning current events talk show, entitled Newsmaker Sunday.

Richardson graduated summa cum laude from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University in 2000 with bachelors’ degrees in both broadcast journalism and political science. As an undergraduate, she interned in Washington, D.C., for CNN and the Campaign Media Analysis Group. She currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

The Independent Women’s Forum, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.