WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) announced its Summer 2022 class of fellows.

“We are so excited to welcome these new fellows who will take our work to the next level in several areas of public policy including culture, education, tax, tech, labor, and law,” said IWF Vice President for Policy Hadley Heath Manning. “Our exceptional fellows help us reach new audiences and more effectively execute our mission to advance policies that are more than just well-intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, opportunities, and well-being.”

IWF’s new class features women who’ve worked at the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice as well as policy experts in tax and labor laws, technology freedom, and Hispanic outreach.

Learn more about these women below:

Charmaine Yoest is a well-known conservative spokesperson and long-time friend of IWF. Most recently, Yoest served in the Department of Health and Human Services as assistant secretary for public affairs. She joins IWF as a senior fellow.

Yali Nuñez served as director of Hispanic outreach for the Republican National Committee from 2017-2020. She is a former news reporter and anchor for Univision and NTN24. Most recently, Nuñez has focused on bilingual operations and strategies development. She joins IWF as a visiting fellow and will focus on translating IWF’s message in Hispanic communities across the country.

Isabelle Morales is a tax and budget expert at Americans for Tax Reform. She joins IWF’s Center for Economic Opportunity as a visiting fellow and will bolster our work on tax policy. 

Karen Anderson is a freelancer who’s been a vocal opponent to AB5, a state law restricting independent contracting in California. Anderson joins IWF as a visiting fellow after serving as a storyteller for IWF’s Chasing Work campaign for several years. She will focus on labor and workplace issues for the Center for Economic Opportunity.

Rachel Chiu is a technology policy expert and policy fellow at the Committee for Justice. She will join IWF’s Center for Economic Opportunity as a visiting fellow, focusing on technology freedom and the importance of technology for women (and men) today.

Angela Morabito is an outspoken education policy advocate and former press secretary for the U.S. Department of Education. She will join IWF’s Education Freedom Center as a visiting fellow.

Katharine Sullivan is the former acting assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a state trial court judge for 11 years. Currently Sullivan is a senior advisor at the America First Policy Institute after serving as general counsel and director of the Constitutional Litigation Partnership and General Counsel for a private venture capital company. She joins IWF as a visiting fellow.



Independent Women’s Forum is dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities.