Breadwinner Moms: Truth Behind the Trend
Independent Women's Forum & The Heritage Foundation Event

(WASHINGTON, DC) — On Tuesday, July 23rd, Independent Women's Forum and The Heritage Foundation will co-host "Breadwinner Moms: Truth Behind the Trend," a panel discussion that takes a substantive look at the rise of U.S. women as the sole or primary earners for their families. 

The release of a groundbreaking report from Pew Research Center, reporting that women are the primary breadwinners in 40% of U.S. families with children under eighteen, has sparked much debate. How does this development affect men and children? Is this good news or bad news for women? How does this influence the conversation about the wage gap?


Mona Charen
Syndicated Columnist and Bestselling Author

Featured Panelists

Kay Hymowitz
Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of Manning Up: How the Rise of Women has Turned Men into Boys

Jennifer Marshall
Director of Domestic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, an expert in the role that religion, family and community play in society and public policy

Sabrina Schaeffer
Executive Director of Independent Women's Forum and co-author of Liberty is No War on Women

Cathy Reisenwitz
Libertarian blogger and digital publishing specialist at

The briefing will be held at The Heritage Foundation (214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided). It will be live-streamed online at Follow along on Twitter with#BreadwinnerMoms hashtag.

This even is co-hosted by Independent Women's Forum and The Heritage Foundation. To RSVP, please visit

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