WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) recognizes Women’s History Month, honoring the rights that women over generations fought so hard to secure, addressing the need to stand with women and girls to protect single-sex spaces and opportunities, calling on so-called feminist organizations to condemn violence against women, and amplifying women’s voices.

Carrie Lukas, President of Independent Women’s Forum, said: “This Women’s History Month, Independent Women’s Forum continues our commitment to standing with all women and girls. We know what a woman is, and we know we must do all we can to preserve the rights of women. We’re proud to work with friends across the political spectrum to protect equal opportunity–even as so-called advocates for women remain silent on the issues that impact women and girls most. From speaking out on human rights violations against women to leading the fight to protect women’s single-sex spaces to working to ensure women have childcare options and workplace flexibility, IWF is on the frontlines of defending the rights that women who came before us worked hard to secure.”

Throughout Women’s History Month IWF’s Center for Economic Opportunity, Education Freedom Center, Center for Energy and Conservation, and Independent Women’s Law Center, will continue to develop and advance policies that enhance women’s freedom, opportunities, and well-being.

Women’s History Month in 2023 was marked with various awards of recognition given to and in honor of men who identify as women (here, here, here, and here). In 2024, IWF calls on elected officials, the media, and other influencers to appropriately celebrate the remarkable achievements of so many incredible women in this country for Women’s History Month.

IWF is leading the fight for women:

  • IWF and Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC) produced a first of its kind report entitled, “Competition Report: Title IX, Male-Bodied Athletes, and the Threat To Women’s Sports,” to help athletic associations, policymakers, and courts understand the growing threat to women athletes.
    • IWF Led the “We Won’t Back Down” Rally at the 2024 NCAA Convention to Demand Equal Athletic Opportunity for Women. The event marked the fourth Our Bodies, Our Sports coalition event. Read the NCAA’s response here.
    • IWF and IWLC filed a formal comment with the Department of Education opposing the Biden administration’s plan to gut Title IX and drove more than 15,000 public comments to the Department contributing to the administration’s delayed implementation.
  • IWF’s “Working for Women” report (second edition) elevates solutions to foster a stronger economic environment that gives women more choice, opportunities, and prosperity
  • New Department of Labor (DOL) regulations have been finalized determining the status of independent contractors striking at the heart of self-employment and flexibility—something valued most by women, and IWF is fighting back against Biden’s war on working women.
  • Through vivid storytelling, Independent Women’s Forum brings unheard voices to the forefront of policy discussions to change the world by education and persuasion in order to advance sound policies.
  • IWLC, lead counsel for Westenbroek v. Kappa Kappa Gamma, recently filed its final brief in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals demanding that Kappa Kappa Gamma leadership adhere to Kappa’s governing documents, which limit membership to women.
  • IWF developed Women’s Bill of Rights model legislation to clarify common sex-based terms like ‘woman’ and ‘female’ in law in code. here.



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.