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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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What To Learn From Miss USA’s Comments On Health Care And Feminism

Karin Agness Lips   |   May 18, 2017 A nuclear chemist won the Miss USA 2017 contest. For all the criticism that pageants receive for being too much about beauty and not enough about brains, this should be the headline. But the new Miss USA is in the news for other reasons. Kara McCullough, from Washington...

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3 Reasons You Should Attend the National Conference

As a NeW aluma, I spent three summers attending the NeW National Conference as an undergraduate student. Undoubtedly, this was my favorite part of being a member of NeW. In addition to hearing speakers discuss substantive issues that related to me, I also had the opportunity to network and meet other NeW leaders. Here...

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