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“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.”
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles for Discussion:
ISIS basics and what’s going on (Talking Points Memo)
ISIS a clear and present danger (The Heritage Foundation)
ISIS Ideology and Where it Stands cf. Al-Qaeda (New Republic)
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 21, 6:15 pm at Hawk n’ Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 for happy hour, good networking, and great conversation. It’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.