In addition to a countdown to celebrate our upcoming 5th Birthday, NeW members and leaders reflect and tell why they're proud to be a NeW woman. We'll feature a few every day.
I never anticipated I would discover a passion for conservatism in college. As a freshman, I didn't even know what 'conservatism' meant! I attended my first NeW meeting in the fall of 2006 at Arizona State University and I was shocked. Young women get together and hold intellectual discussions? Without indoctrination? And I don't have to hate men?! I was hooked. Since then, I have traveled across the country to hear from some of the nation's brightest conservative minds, I have helped organize events drawing crowds over 100 and have built relationships with some of the most amazing women at ASU and across the country.
I am so incredibly proud to be a part of an organization of intellectual women that went to a shooting range last week, is hosting a traditional tea party next week, and will host a Health Care Roundtable next month! That very versatility is one of the strongest assets a woman can have, and NeW is an organization that fosters that type of diversity among women. Now THAT is empowerment.