NeW Highlights Emerging Leader: Sarah-Gordon Goddard
LIVE from New York it’s Sarah-Gordon! (Sorry… couldn’t help it)
Originally from Virginia, Sarah-Gordan now calls NYC home at The King’s College. She joined the NeW Team in Sept. 2009 and quickly became President of NeW at The King’s College. Check out why she is a NeW Emerging Leader:
Why did you join Network of enlightened Women?
I joined NeW because I was attracted to the mission and loved the women I met at the Annual Conference last summer. NeW is passionate, articulate and persuasive and I wanted to bring that back to my campus.
I am shaping NeW at King’s to educate and train women to be able to address all issues in the political and social arena that affect both men and women. It is so important, especially today, to defend conservative principles in a generation that has been captured by the liberal agenda.
When did you become passionate about issues affecting women?
I was brought up culturally and socially literate. Connections within the homeschool community led to important opportunities to learn so much. By early high school, I was active at the grassroots level in conservative politics. And in regard to women in particular, my mother likes the saying, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” She enabled my sisters and I to comprehend the truth in that. Also, I definitely see an attitude of servanthood in my grandmothers, both of whom have produced great families.
Who are your mentors and why?
There are many women that I greatly esteem, namely, Rebecca Hagelin of The Heritage Foundation, Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum and Representative Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota. As for someone who has purposed to go before me, to provide for my well-being, and has had powerful formative influence on my life, then there have been no greater mentors than my parents.
What is the one book every conservative woman should read?
I come from a school that is all about philosophy so I can’t suggest any book greater than Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville. Every American should read this book if they want to understand the nature of democracy, its merits and risks, and how it has been played out in our democratic republic.
Do you believe gentleman still exist?
My grandfathers, uncles, and father are gentlemen. All I can say is there must be more men like them raising sons who value women, place others before themselves, and can handle any situation with patience and fortitude.
Thank you Sarah-Gordon for your hard work at The King’s College and congratulations on becoming NeW’s next Emerging Leader!