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Karin Agness Lips

Founder, President, & Board Member

Karin Agness Lips is the Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW). She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law and practiced law at Wiley Rein LLP. She was a Spring 2016 Resident Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

She speaks and debates frequently on the benefits of conservatism, policies related to women and the workplace, and the policy challenges millennials face. She is a contributor to Forbes and has had editorials published in The Washington Post, Time Ideas, Politico, National Review Online, Fox News, The Atlantic, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Boston Herald, and The News & Observer.

In October 2014, Karin was selected as one of Fortune’s 55 most influential women on Twitter. In August 2013, she was also named to Red Alert Politics 30 under 30 list. In 2012, Karin was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Law and Policy. In 2010, she was awarded a William F. Buckley Award from the Young Conservatives Coalition for her work in leading NeW.

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WATCH: Karin Agness Lips on ‘Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler’

NeW Founder Karin Agness Lips appeared on “Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler” this week to discuss the 2017 #ShesConservative campaign. This year’s campaign kicked off this week — and we encourage young women across the nation to participate in our annual essay contest, telling us why they are conservative. The winner of the contest...

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Opinion: Redefining the right: this is what a conservative looks like (Campus Reform)

How dare I, a twenty-year-old woman, stray from the left’s doctrine that women must conform to a single way of thinking? “So, you hate all women?” I froze. It was freshman year, and I had just “outed” myself as a conservative for the first time at college. “[Since] I ‘came out’ as a conservative,...

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