#IWFReads Author Chats with Naomi Schaefer Riley
The October 2021 #IWFReads Author Chat featured IWF senior fellow Naomi Schaefer Riley and her latest book, No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives. The American child welfare system is bent toward protecting adults, not children who are… Read More

#IWFReads September Book Club Featuring Emily Oster
In this #IWFReads Book Club event, we spoke with Emily Oster, author of The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years. This professor and mom of two gives insight into raising kids; pregnancy and COVID; vaccinations and masking for children; and more! Too… Read More

Live Event: Truth, Lies, and Leaving Afghanistan
Following the two Congressional hearings on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Claudia Rosett, foreign policy fellow at Independent Women’s Forum, is joined by Meaghan Mobbs, visiting fellow at IWF and Afghanistan veteran, for reaction. We need real answers from the Biden administration about the disastrous Afghanistan exit. Will we get any?… Read More

Afghanistan and the Biden Doctrine
IWF Foreign Policy Fellow Claudia Rosett and Mary Kissel, Former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, discussed the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and its vast international consequences. Click below to watch the insightful conversation:… Read More

Back to School and Back to Work? Women in the Labor Force
Labor Day 2021 will look very different for millions of working mothers than it did last year. Is declining women’s labor force participation due to the pandemic still really a problem? Do we expect more women to return to work when schools fully reopen? Tune in to the policy discussion… Read More

Back to School… Choice
Corey DeAngelis of the American Federation for Children joined IWF Senior Fellow Ginny Gentles for a special policy discussion. They talk about how COVID-19 exposed the failures of government-run school systems… and the need for school choice. Watch the recording below:… Read More

The Fall of Afghanistan: A Policy Discussion with U.S. Army Veteran and Helo Pilot Amber Smith
The fall of Afghanistan is the most humiliating debacle for the U.S. since the fall of Saigon in 1975. Amber Smith, former U.S. Army Helo pilot and Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, joins Independent Women’s Forum for a discussion about the bigger picture, including what this means for the increasingly heated… Read More

#IWFReads August Author Chat with Michelle Easton
The August #IWFReads Author Chat featured Michelle Easton, discussing her newly released book, “How to Raise a Conservative Daughter.” Parents today face unprecedented challenges in raising children—especially daughters—due to:  toxic social media radical indoctrination in schoolsthe corrosive influence of Hollywood, professional sports programs, mega corporations, Big Tech, and more biased agenda of… Read More

#IWFReads June Book Club Featuring Sarah Frey
Our #IWFReads June 2021 Book Club featured Sarah Frey, “Pumpkin Queen” and author of The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life – and Saved an American Farm. The youngest of 21 children, Sarah Frey knows what it means to struggle both professionally and personally. And because of… Read More

#IWFReads Author Chat with Dana Perino
The May #IWFReads​ Author Chat featured Dana Perino discussing her latest bestselling book, “Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman).” As one of the most sought-after mentors, she shares valuable life and career advice on how to: Reframe your thinkingBelieve in yourselfTake risksUnderstand… Read More

Debate: A Conversation on Identity Politics and Social Justice
Patrice Onwuka, director of IWF’s Center for Economic Opportunity, joined the Steamboat Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to moderate a debate on identity politics with Jason Riley and Donna Brazile. Watch below (event begins around 15:05). Read More

A Better Approach to Helping Parents with Rep. Jackie Walorski
Increasing access to childcare and paid leave are vital to rebuilding the economy. Independent Women’s Forum President Carrie Lukas sat down for a live conversation with Representative Jackie Walorski to talk about bipartisan discussions on Capitol Hill and the Congresswoman’s new bill, The Working Families Childcare Access Act. Watch the… Read More

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