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National School Choice Week Celebration in Arlington, VA
Independent Women’s Forum is teaming up with EdReform Virginia to celebrate National School Choice Week and we’re inviting you to join in on the fun! On January 28, we are hosting a FREE BBQ and light refreshments in Virginia featuring speakers like WMAL co-host and IWF policy center director Julie… Read More

Livestream | Our Bodies, Our Sports Rally
On January 12, female athletes, coaches, parents, and policy leaders will rally during the annual convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in San Antonio, Texas, to demand that the organization, the governing body for collegiate sports, stop discriminating against female athletes.  Begins 9 am CT / 10 am… Read More

Press Call: DOL Independent Contractor Rule
U.S. members of Congress and independent contractors joined Independent Women’s Forum for a press call this afternoon, highlighting how new proposed regulations from the Department of Labor would impact the nation’s freelance workforce. Participants included Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Michelle Steel (R-CA), Fred Keller (R-PA), Rick Allen (R-GA); freelancers Karen… Read More

Foreign Policy Chat: The Deadly Situation in Iran
Iran erupted into protests on September 16, following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in an ICU after she was beaten by Iranian police for the crime of not covering her head properly. Americans — and people throughout the world — are watching the events in Iran unfold, as many… Read More

Independent Women’s Forum Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Annual Awards Gala
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) celebrated its 30th anniversary at its Annual Awards Gala, presenting Vivek Ramaswamy with the Gentlemen of Distinction Award, Diana Davis Spencer with the newly-renamed Diana Davis Spencer Lifetime Achievement Award, Tulsi Gabbard with the Resilience Award, and Kimberley Strassel with the… Read More

Policy Chat | How Hispanics are Achieving Progress & Prosperity
The Hispanic community has experienced tremendous economic advancement in recent years. As one of the fastest-growing demographics of small business owners, they benefit from pro-growth policies that allow them to build businesses and provide for their families.  Hispanics value the blessings of freedom, free enterprise, and limited government. Many know… Read More

Policy Chat | Marriage & Motherhood: Penalty or Payoff
Marriage rates are declining, leaving more adults single and more likely to never get married. Meanwhile, a quarter of parents living in the U.S. are unmarried. Women today have greater control over their educational and occupational choices as well as family life. However, as they get older, women find fewer… Read More

Back-To-School Roundtable
Independent Women’s Forum will join the Protect Kids Caucus for a back-to-school roundtable discussion on how to combat the sexualization of children in our schools and protect children’s innocence. The newly-established House Caucus promotes policies and practices that protect children from sexualization and provides a platform for experts and parents… Read More

Policy Chat | Where Have All the Women Gone?
As we prepare to celebrate another Labor Day, the big question is where the workers have gone. Two years after the pandemic knocked millions of workers, especially women, out of the labor force, the U.S. economy has largely regained a sense of normalcy. Some of the challenges that prevented women… Read More

This Year’s Hottest Back To School Item: Education Freedom
IWF’s Education Freedom Center director, Ginny Gentles, will discuss this year’s hottest back-to-school item—education freedom—with The Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey Burke! How can education freedom help empower parents and students this back-to-school season? Tune in to find out! Join us live on Wednesday, August 3rd at 11 am Eastern Daylight Time. Read More

How New Title IX Regulations Undermine Parental Rights
Education Freedom Center Director Ginny Gentles joined the panel to discuss how the proposed changes to the Title IX regulations, government overreach, and destructive ideologies threaten children and the rights of American moms and dads. Teachers and administrators are treating students as members of the opposite sex behind their parents’ backs. Read More

Event | Promise to America’s Parents
Ginny Gentles, director of IWF’s Education Freedom Center (EFC), will be joining an event hosted by The Heritage Foundation on how Congress and the states can strengthen policies and laws to protect the fundamental rights of parents. Parents have the basic right to… Read More

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