Defining Ourselves: Emma and Cabot Phillips’ Message to Young Conservatives

“You guys are conservative women — the entire country tries to define you. You need to define yourselves. They will do it if you don’t,” Cabot Phillips cautioned his audience of conservative, college-aged women at the NeW 2021 Leadership Retreat last month. Phillips and his wife Emma have both made names for themselves in the […]

Professor Mary Kate Cary Makes a Compelling Case for Conservatism

At the Network of enlightened Women’s 2021 Leadership Retreat, Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and practitioner senior fellow with the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, addressed campus chapter leaders on what it means to be a conservative in America, the future of conservatism, and how to make a […]

Senator Marsha Blackburn: “Our Country Needs Conservative Women”

In 2018, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) became the first woman elected to represent the state of Tennessee in the U.S. Senate. Last month, she was gracious enough to take time out of her busy schedule to provide the keynote welcome address for our 2021 Leadership Rereat, which was hosted in her home state’s city of […]

NeW Hosts Successful 2021 Retreat

During the first weekend in August, motivated women enthusiastic about conservatism from chapters across the country subbed beach time and end-of-summer gatherings to travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to attend the NeW Leadership Retreat. Conservative young women had the opportunity to join with like-minded peers from other universities to learn how to successfully lead their chapters […]

Developing Leaders at the NeW Leadership Retreat

This past weekend — Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9 — 46 NeW chapter leaders from across the United States gathered together in Newport on the Levee, KY, as well as virtually, for the annual NeW Leadership Retreat. This retreat brings together conservative women to help them build community with like-minded women. Attendees learned […]

Save the Dates

NeW is excited to announce our upcoming events for 2020. This year, we will offer a limited number of exclusive scholarships for many of these events for NeW National Members. Scholarships are only available as long as they last. If you are not a member yet and want to apply for the scholarships, you can […]

A Look Back at the NeW Chapter Leader Retreat

On August 9-11, NeW leaders from all over the country gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the NeW Chapter Leader Retreat. It was an energizing weekend, providing inspiration and practical training for young conservative female leaders. There were representatives from a diverse group of academic institutions including Baylor University, The Catholic University of America, College of […]

Do Radical Feminist Regret the Sexual Revolution

Why some radical feminists are realizing that the hyper-sexualized world they helped to create is toxic to women. Third and fourth wave feminism have heralded casual sex, immodesty, pornography, and promiscuity as emblems of female empowerment. But now, 20 years after pro-sex feminism clinched the feminist movement in the 90’s, the unsavory consequences of “sexual […]

Charlotte Townsend’s YWLR Experience

Hear from Charlotte Townsend, President of NeW at the College of Charleston, about her experience at NeW’s 2018 Young Women’s Leadership Retreat.  “Charlotte wants to do it!” one of the interns shouted. I could feel my adrenaline start to pump. It was the first full day of NeW’s annual Young Women’s Leadership Retreat, held at […]

Work Hard and Be Nice: Key Advice from Kate Klunk

Pennsylvania State Representative Kate Klunk was keynote speaker at NeW’s Young Women’s Leadership Retreat. Klunk encouraged listeners to be politically active in their communities, and to run for office. She also offered advice for succeeding professionally, and becoming a strong female leader. Representative Kate Klunk shared her life mantra: Work hard and be nice. From […]