May 26, 2016
An Annual Conference to Inform and Engage Women
Learn – Encourage – Advance – Discuss
Thursday June 2, 2016
8:30am-5:30pm | Reception to follow
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Independent Women's Forum (IWF), the leading organization for center-right women focused on economic issues, today announced its agenda for its annual Women LEAD Summit taking place June 2 in Washington, DC. The full-day conference offers a comprehensive program designed to inspire and engage women. Speakers include conservative thought leaders, journalists, policy experts and academics, as well as other influencers who will lead passionate discussions on an array of issues facing women today.
Ahead of the summit, IWF released a new economic report, “Working for Women,” which presents a positive economic agenda for women and their families and offers alternative solutions to a suite of workplace concerns that will modernize policies without growing government.
In addition to detailing the reforms proposed in Working for Women, panelists as well as solo speakers will discuss the character of our political leadership, women voters and the 2016 election, the future of the Supreme Court, college campus culture, and explain why America’s alarmism epidemic is scaring the public silly.
“IWF has grown to be the thought leader on the right advancing limited government ideas for women. And we’re thrilled to be able to be able to host an annual gathering where women who are committed to liberty and conservative values can have a better conversation about women and policy today,” explained IWF executive director Sabrina Schaeffer.
Women LEAD Summit offers an opportunity for women to learn, engage in conversations, make new contacts and network. Additionally, the summit features a speed networking event hosted by the State Policy Network, and a live to tape show with NRA News Cam & Co.
“We are thrilled we can offer this thoughtful agenda and facilitate such an exciting day," added Schaeffer.
More information about Independent Women’s Forum can be found at iwf.org.
Brian Brenberg, Chair of Business and Finance Program, The King’s College
Megan L. Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Ann Marie Buerkle, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Mona Charen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Institute
Jane Hampton Cook, National Media Commentator and Author
Cam Edwards, Host, Cam & Co.
Susan E. Engel, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Sarah Ferrara, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Institute
Julie Gunlock, Culture of Alarmism Director, Independent Women’s Forum
Erin Hawley, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri
Charlotte Hays, Cultural Director, Independent Women’s Forum
Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO, Independent Women’s Voice
Julie Kelly, National Media Commentator and Author
Caroline Kitchens, Policy Analyst, R Street Institute
Victoria Lipnic, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Hadley Heath Manning, Health Policy Director, Independent Women’s Forum
Caren Merrick, Found and CEO, Pocket Mentor
Patrice Lee Onwuka, National Spokeswoman, Generation Opportunity
Naomi Schaefer Riley, Columnist, New York Post
James Rosebush, Founder, Growthstrategy, Inc
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, Independent Women’s Forum
Ashe Schow, Commentary Writer, Washington Examiner
Peter Wehner, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Institute
Genevieve Wood, Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal
Thursday, June 2, 2016
1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
9:30am: Welcome Remarks
9:45am: Views of the Workplace, the Economy, and Regulations from a Female Entrepreneur
10:00am: Presentation of Recognition to the Bradley Foundation
10:15am: Working For Women: A Modern Agenda For Improving Women’s Lives
11:30am: SPN Sponsored Speed Networking
12:30pm: Remarks by Sabrina Schaeffer
12:45pm: Conversation: The Passing Of Justice Scalia and the Future of the Supreme Court
1:45pm: The Character Of Our Political Leadership: Political Civility, Discourse, and the Impact Of Women Voters in the 2016 Election
3:00pm: (Un)safe Spaces: IWF Modern Feminists Take On Campus Culture
4:15pm: Live to Tape Radio Show with NRA News Cam & Co.: Culture of Alarmism: Scaring You Silly
Independent Women's Forum works to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free-markets and personal liberty.
Celia Meyer | Communications Associate
Victoria Coley | Communications Director