Please join us for a rooftop reception and panel discussion on how young women can succeed in today’s working world.

Progressives have largely dominated the conversation about politics and public policies with young people, particularly with young women. But it doesn’t have to be that way: Conservative policy reforms would be a boon to young people, including young women.

The Independent Women’s Forum and The Network of enlightened Women offers the Working for Young Women Agenda to help young Americans achieve their dreams by creating the conditions that promote a fairer, more dynamic society with greater opportunity and more freedom for people like them.

In this panel we will discuss:

  • College Costs and Student Loan Debt
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Equal Pay and Combatting Discrimination
  • Childcare

Light bites and libations will be served.



PATRICE LEE ONWUKA is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum. Onwuka has worked in the advocacy and communications fields for more than a decade. Prior to joining IWF, Onwuka served as national spokeswoman and communications director at Generation Opportunity, and worked at The Philanthropy Roundtable and the Fund for American Studies in policy and media roles. She also held consulting roles as a speech writer for a United Nations spokesman and a manager for a student travel program to South Africa.


KARIN AGNESS LIPS is the Founder of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), a national organization for conservative college women. She has been interviewed on national television and radio shows, such as C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN’s American Morning, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Fox’s The Strategy Room and The Laura Ingraham Radio Show. She regularly speaks on college campuses. She has had editorials published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times and The Richmond-Times Dispatch, and has been featured in Politico, Time Magazine Online and More Magazine. One of her stories recently appeared in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles.

CHRISTINE GOSS Christine is the founder and president of Pixton Public Relations (PPR), a full-service PR agency based in the Washington, DC area. In addition, Christine joined IWF as a communications strategist in January 2017. In her role, she manages national media placements for the organization’s spokeswomen.

BETTINA INCLAN-AGEN is a seasoned communications and political strategist with a deep understanding of the nation’s political and cultural landscape. She utilizes over a decade of knowledge at the intersection of media, government, politics and community relations to provide creative, politically savvy and smart insights to clients. She has leveraged her experience in senior roles in political campaigns, at the RNC, NRCC, on Capitol Hill, and in multiple political organizations to help clients navigate through crisis management and maximize strategic communications efforts in a host of issue areas.

JILLIAN MELCHOIR covers energy and environmental issues and government waste, fraud and abuse for the Independent Women’s Forum. She is also political editor for Heat Street and the Tony Blankley Fellow for the Steamboat Institute.