Women LEAD Summit 

May 29, 2015
Celia Meyer: [email protected]
Women LEAD Summit
Moving Forward with a Positive Agenda for Women

June 4, 2015 

12:30pm-5:30pm | 5:30pm Reception

(WASHINGTON, DC) — On Wednesday, May 13, the Independent Women's Forum (IWF) hosts Women LEAD Summit, an all-day event for right-of-center women designed to better articulate a positive agenda for women and strategize about getting this message out.

IWF's executive director, Sabrina Schaeffer explained:

"For too long progressive women’s groups have claimed to speak for women and set the agenda. They’ve told women they’re a victim class in need of constant government protection. But that message is insidious and wrong, and the IWF is excited to lead a more productive conversation with conservative women leaders about a better path forward for women and their families."

From 12:30pm to 5:30pm Women LEAD Summit is packed with dynamic panels as well as several speakers to talk about the progressive women's landscape, messaging on women and the workplace, and moving forward with a positive agenda for women.


Senator Deb Fischer | Katie Pavlich | Tara Setmayer | Laura Cox Kaplan | Christina Hoff Sommers | Diana Furchtgott-Roth | Kellyanne Conway | Mercedes Schlapp | Naomi Schaefer Riley | Jennifer Higgins | Susan Dench | Karin Agness | Genevieve Wood | Ashley Carter | Sabrina Schaeffer | Hadley Heath Manning

DATE: Thursday, June 4, 2015
TIME: 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. ET summit, 5:30 p.m. ET reception
LOCATION: 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.


12:35pm-12:50pm: Remarks by Christina Hoff Sommers
1:00pm-2:00pm: Panel: How to Organize like Progressives
Moderator: Sabrina Schaeffer
PanelSusan Dench, Karin Agness, Jennifer Higgins
2:05pm-2:55pm: Panel: Responding to the Progressive Workplace Agenda
Moderator: Naomi Schaefer Riley
Panel: PWC's Laura Cox Kaplan, Sabrina Schaeffer, Diana Furchtgott-Roth
3:00pm-3:20pm: Remarks by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)
3:45pm-4:45pm: Panel: A Positive, Conservative Vision for Women
Moderator: Genevieve Wood
Panelists: Tara Setmayer, Kellyanne Conway, Ashley Carter, Hadley Heath Manning
4:55pm-5:10pm: Keynote Speaker, Katie Pavlich


Celia Meyer | Communications Associate
c: 248.885.1878 | [email protected]