Washington, D.C – The Board of Directors of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is pleased to announce that Carrie Lukas, IWF’s vice president of policy and economics, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, and contributor to National Review Online, has agreed to serve as the new Executive Director of IWF and will be leading the organization in 2011.?? She replaces Michelle D. Bernard, who resigned her position as President and CEO of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) in order to pursue a new venture.

“I’m honored to be leading IWF,” said Lukas. “For almost two decades, IWF has been fighting for limited government and individual liberty, and with a new Congress more sympathetic to those principles, 2011 promises to be an exciting time. Next year, IWF will be committed to fighting the growth of government and making the case for a return to limited government and greater economic freedom.”

“Carrie Lukas has been leading our policy department since 2003 and has been a valued member of IWF’s team since her first day on the job,” said IWF Chairman Heather R. Higgins. “She’ll excel in this new position. We have a great group of women, and I know that we can make a real difference in building support for the principles that made America great.

“Michelle Bernard has been an incredible leader for IWF and will be sorely missed by the organization,” continued Higgins. “I know that she will take her passion and commitment to improving the lives of women and children, and this country, to her future endeavors and we wish her all the best in everything she does.”


The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution. IWF is dedicated to building support for free markets, limited government, and individual responsibility. IWF seeks to combat the too-common presumption that women want and benefit from big government, and build awareness of the ways that women are better served by greater economic freedom.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Carrie Lukas, please call Carol Eberly at
202-631-0130 or email [email protected].