By Taylor McCarty, NeW Campus Program Associate

I have something in common with the Young Women’s Leadership Retreat (YWLR) this weekend. We are both new additions to Network of enlightened Women! Starting something new is a very exciting experience, one I am not only excited to experience myself, but to share with the students who will be attending the YWLR this weekend.

Four short years ago, I stepped foot onto Penn State University’s campus. I was excited for this big step, but also incredibly intimidated. Looking back now, it was one of the best experiences of my life, but I have one regret. I regret not getting involved more my freshman year. The first year of college is formative, and many students make the mistake of being shy and not taking advantage of what their universities have to offer. This weekend, I’m excited to meet young women who are yearning for a more meaningful college experience; that’s where NeW comes in. This is the perfect time for the students to take the initiative to get involved on campus before they even arrive by starting a NeW chapter. It’s an honor to work alongside such dedicated young ladies as they begin their college careers.

I’m looking forward to the Young Women’s Leadership Retreat to meet students who may find themselves in a similar situation as I did during freshman year. As a young woman, joining NeW is the best way to get involved not only on campus, but in the conservative movement as well! I can’t wait to meet these young women, because beginning the college process is such an exciting time. To aid them in the process of adjusting to college life, getting involved on campus, and sharing NeW’s mission is truly a blessing.

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Advancing and Uplifting My Peers with the YWLR

Looking at my two months working with NeW, I have found that in planning events, there is a common goal. Whether that goal is getting as many people as possible to come to the event, getting all attendees to sign up for membership, etc., I believe that we all have personal goals that we want […]

July 30, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Review of Book Brunch with Gabrielle Jackson

By Emily Adamec, NeW Intern On July 25th at Firefly DC, young women met together for the Washingtonian tradition of brunch and discussion with author and founder of “The Millennial Solution,” Gabrielle Jackson. A “Millennial strategist”, Gabrielle writes and speaks on effective ways to manage and interact with the twenty-something generation at work. Her book […]

July 29, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

YWLR Spotlight: Delayna Shulak

NeW is excited for the upcoming Young Women’s Leadership Retreat at Sweet Briar College July 30-August 2. We are spotlighting the women who are attending the retreat. Today, we are featuring Delayna Shulak. Delayna is from Louisville, Kentucky, and she will be a freshman at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in the fall. She plans on […]

July 24, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

YWLR Student Spotlight: Lauren Algyer

NeW is excited for the upcoming Young Women’s Leadership Retreat at Sweet Briar College July 30-August 2. We are spotlighting the women who are attending the retreat. Today, we are featuring Lauren Algyer, from Prior Lake, Minnesota. This past year, Lauren was honored to represent her state as Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen, where she educated the […]

July 21, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

YWLR Student Spotlight: Adeline Sandridge

NeW is excited for the upcoming Young Women’s Leadership Retreat at Sweet Briar College July 30-August 2. This week, we are spotlighting the unique women who are attending the retreat. Today, we are featuring Adeline Sandridge, an incoming Freshman at the University of Virginia from Crozet, VA. Activities/Interests/Clubs: Reading (especially every book written about Ronald […]

July 16, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Upcoming Event: Young Women’s Leadership Retreat

In less than 3 weeks, NeW will be hosting the Young Women’s Leadership Retreat at Sweet Briar College from July 30 to August 2. Applicants selected to attend the Retreat receive a scholarship to attend free of charge, including the cost of retreat admission, lodging, and board. During the Retreat, women will discuss topics such as […]

July 15, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

A Bright Millennial with a Solution

This is a Guest Post by NeW Intern, Emily Adamec NeW is pleased to invite you to join us at Firefly DC on Saturday, July 25th at 10:30 am for brunch and discussion with author and founder of “The Millennial Solution,” Gabrielle Jackson. She is a Millennial strategist who writes and speaks on engaging today’s […]

July 13, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Chapter Leaders Dinner with Special Guest Ericka Andersen Sylvester

This is a Guest Post by NeW Intern, Emily Adamec. On Wednesday, NeW hosted a Chapter Leaders Dinner at Capitol City Brewing Co., featuring National Review Online’s Digital Director Ericka Andersen Sylvester as the Special Guest. Both NeW chapter leaders and young women considering founding a chapter gathered to hear what powerful connections and influences […]

July 10, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Want to Become a Campus Leader?

Are you ready to become a top leader on your campus? Want to talk with Katie Pavlich? Want to learn from Dr. Steven Rhoads? Apply today for our Young Women’s Leadership Retreat. This Retreat will prepare you to become an effective campus leader and help you in your professional development. The Retreat is quickly approaching and there […]

July 9, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Reflecting on the 2015 National Conference-Chelsea

This is a Guest Post by NeW Intern, Chelsea Soper. NeW’s 10th Annual National Conference was a huge success! It was hosted at The Heritage Foundation on Thursday and Friday of last week. There were about 20 guest speakers, and great panels with topics varying from higher education to health care reform to millennial advice. […]

July 3, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Reflecting on the 2015 National Conference-Emily

This is a Guest Post by NeW Intern, Emily Adamec. The Network of Enlightened Women’s 2015 National Conference was held over this past weekend, at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. For those who attended, it was a chance to listen to inspiring speakers, to reach out to others with similar ideas and experiences, and […]

July 2, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →