NeW DC

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NeW DC
NeW DC

Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday, March 18, 6:30pm at We the Pizza 
Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More – Poet, Reformer, AbolitionistFor our February meeting, we will discuss the second half of the book. RSVP to newdc@enlightenedwomen.org.

“The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-century British society. A woman without connections or status, More took the world of British letters by storm when she arrived in London from Bristol, becoming a bestselling author and playwright and quickly befriending the author Samuel Johnson, the politician Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. She was also a leader in the Evangelical movement, using her cultural position and her pen to support the growth of education for the poor, the reform of morals and manners, and the abolition of Britain’s slave trade.”

History:

In September of 2011, eight women gathered at a local coffee shop on historic Capitol Hill to kick off the next chapter of this book club: NeW DC.

The goal in starting a chapter of NeW in the nation’s capital was to provide for young professional women what NeW offers women on college campuses across the country: the opportunity to connect with like-minded conservative women and a welcoming environment in which they can discuss ideas and issues that affect them as women—and as everyday Americans.

NeW in DC has continued growing, and the group alternates meeting in local coffee shops or restaurants and the homes of its members. The group has read and discussed books from NeW’s Book List, including Kay Hymowitz’s Manning Up and The Flipside of Feminism by Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg was a favorite of the group and sparked a great discussion.

Leadership:

Bethany Davis |Director| Bethany is a graduate of Liberty University, where she was the first female Student Body President. She currently resides in Washington, DC, where she works as an executive assistant to the vice president at The Heritage Foundation. Bethany is also a graduate student at American University in strategic communication. Previously, she served as publicity chair for the NeW DC chapter and worked as an Admissions Counselor at Liberty University. Bethany first heard about NeW when she moved to DC and started working with the previous NeW DC Director, Emily Goff.

Mimi Ludwig|Assistant Director| Mimi is a graduate of Williams College and moved to DC after graduation to pursue a career in government. After meeting Karin through her internship at AEI, Mimi joined the NeW DC chapter. Mimi currently works as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Diane Black from Tennessee, handling a wide range of policy issues including financial services, energy policy, and transportation.

Emily Vanderbush |Publicity Chair| Emily is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she interned for then-Congressman John Campbell (R-CA), where she gained an interest in pursuing a career in government and policy. She moved to Washington, DC after graduation, and  first worked in marketing for a trade association before taking on her current role at The Heritage Foundation. Emily has been involved with NeW DC since 2013, after being introduced to the group through her work at Heritage.

Past Meetings:

Monday, September 22nd, 6:30 p.m., Toscana Cafe (601 2nd St, NE, near Union Station)

Topic: What do ISIS, women, and U.S. foreign policy have in common? Join us to find out.

This month we’re trying something new. Instead of a book, plan to read the articles listed below and come ready for a thoughtful discussion about women as decision-makers and informers in foreign policy, and what the U.S. and the world should do about ISIS. This discussion will be timely and useful, especially for those not involved in foreign policy on a regular basis. Look for a reminder closer to the date.

R.S.V.P. to Emily Goff at newdc@enlightenedwomen.org

Articles for Discussion:

ISIS basics and what’s going on (Talking Points Memo)

ISIS a clear and present danger (The Heritage Foundation)

Is America sick of war? and The U.S. needs a new strategy to stop ISIS (The Week and Foreign Policy Initiative, respectively)

ISIS Ideology and Where it Stands cf. Al-Qaeda (New Republic)

Assessments of ISIS’ Future Prospects and Syria waiting on Washington (Slate and Atlantic Council, respectively)

Women Journalists to Watch in the Middle East (Al-Monitor)

ISIS’ Treatment of Women (Wall Street Journal)

Monday, September 29th, 6:30 pm: NeW’s Tenth Anniversary Reception co-hosted by NeW DC

At this reception to celebrate the first ten years of NeW and kick off the next ten years, we want to thank you and all of the other amazing women and men who have helped to make NeW possible. Thank you. We are pleased to announce that Carly Fiorina, the first woman CEO of a Fortune 50 company (Hewlett-Packard) and chairman of the Unlocking Potential Project, will be our special guest.

Ten years ago on September 29th, a group of women founded NeW at the University of Virginia. Since then, NeW has transformed into a national movement educating, training, and emboldening conservative women. We hope you can join us at this celebration on Monday, September 29th in Washington, DC. Doors will open at6:30 pm. Please reserve your spot today. The event location will be announced next week. Register here.

Monday, July 216:15 pm at Hawk n’ Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 for happy hour, good networking, and great conversationIt’s 3.5 blocks from the Capitol South Metro (orange/blue) and Union Station (red) is also within walking distance. Invite your friends or coworkers to attend, as this will be a great networking opportunity and chance to give input for NeW DC events this coming fall. 

Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 pmon The Heritage Roof Terrace, 214 Massachusetts. Ave, NE We’ll wrap up Bossypants by Tina Fey, which means “Remembrances of Being Very Very Skinny” through the end. 

Monday, May 19, 6:30 pm, at Toscana Cafe, 601 2nd St, NEOur book for May will be Bossypants by Tina Fey. Available at your local DC library, and on Amazon: $4.99 (Kindle) & $7.64 (paperback). Read the Introduction through “The Secrets of Mommy’s Beauty.” This book’s title is oh-so-timely, given the #BanBossy campaign recently propagated through social media and the news. Prepare to laugh and learn.
Monday, April 28, 6:30 pm We’ll discuss part 2 of Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting what You’re Worth.
Monday, March 31, 6:30 pm at District Taco (Capitol Hill). Our next book is Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting what You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski. (It’s $11 max. on Amazon) We’ll discuss the introduction and chapters 1 – 4 (“Success and Failure, All” at “Once through Acceptable Behavior: A Cautionary Tale about Women Acting Like Men in the Workplace”) at this meeting.