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Karin Agness

Founder, President, & Board Member

Karin Agness 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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Q&A with Patrice Lee: Career Advice for NeW Members

Join Patrice Lee, National Spokeswoman for Generation Opportunity and Independent Women’s Forum Senior Fellow, at American University on March 28 to hear her speak about how big government hinders big dreams and why young people should care about the size of government. We caught up with her and asked her advice for NeW members.

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Friday Feminist Fail: Requiring Stay-At-Home Moms To Work

In a recent report, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development noted that, “One of the areas of greatest untapped potential in the Australian labour force is inactive and/or part time working women, especially those with children.” That makes sense. If a sector of the population in the economy chooses not to work or...

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