Additional Awardees:

Philanthropist Diana Davis Spencer, WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel, & Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) will hold its 2022 Annual Awards Gala and 30th Anniversary Celebration at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  

Over the last 30 years, IWF has developed into a powerhouse for innovative policy solutions, the go-to resource for Hill testimony, and the dominant voice for mainstream American women. IWF’s work is complemented by its c4 sister organization, Independent Women’s Voice, to affect regulations and legislation.

Tonight’s gala will be the first event appearance for Tulsi Gabbard, former U.S. representative (D-HI) and original cosponsor of the Protect Women’s Sports Act (Resilience Award), since she announced she was leaving the Democratic party. Additional honorees include Kimberley Strassel, editorial board member at The Wall Street Journal (Barbara K. Olson Woman of Valor Award), Diana Davis Spencer, executive chairman of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation (Lifetime Achievement Award), and Vivek Ramaswamy, Woke Inc. author and Strive, tech, and healthcare entrepreneur (Gentleman of Distinction Award). 

The event will have more than 500 people in attendance.

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DATE: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

6pm Reception | 7pm Dinner

LOCATION: National Building Museum

401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001


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.