Conflict in the Middle East and Lessons in Diplomacy

On April 4, 2024, the Network of enlightened Women hosted the Spring Capitol Hill Intern Summit in Washington, DC. During this program, 57 Capitol Hill interns and staffers had the opportunity to network with like-minded women and hear from successful female leaders in the network.  Ellie Cohanim, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, host of […]

Gay’s Resignation is Just the Beginning of Change Needed at Universities

The Network of enlightened Women, known as NeW, is an organization that works with conservative college women on campus. I founded it as I saw firsthand how isolated conservative young women were on campus when I was a student at the University of Virginia. That has changed today thanks to efforts like NeW, but there […]

The NeW Review Policy Edition: The History of Title IX

Although it is the application of Title IX to athletics that has gained the greatest public visibility, the law applies to all aspects of education, including course offerings, counseling and counseling materials, financial assistance, student health and insurance benefits and/or other services, housing, marital and parental status of students, physical education and athletics, education programs […]

Empowering Women Around the World by Charlotte Townsend

On August 12, I attended a webinar hosted by The Heritage Foundation called A Conversation on the Successes of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). This was an informative and timely discussion, as panelists discussed the Trump Administration’s initiative, spearheaded by First Daughter and White House Advisor, Ivanka Trump, that was first launched […]

Online Programming with NeW at Mercer University

On April 8, NeW at Mercer hosted Alyssa Condrey, Director of Programs for NeW, to discuss “How to Land Your Dream Internship”. Condrey gave NeW members an insightful step-by-step guide on how to land their dream internship. She started by emphasizing the importance of researching the organization you want to work for. No matter where […]

Policy Debate: Careers, Babies, and What Policies Work Best for Women

Debating the option of running parental leave through Social Security NeW’s National Conference included a debate entitled Careers, Babies, and What Policies Work Best for Women featuring Carrie Lukas andRachel Greszler, moderated by Kelsey Harkness. The debate focused on the benefits and drawbacks of allowing mothers to access Social Security funds to pay for maternity […]

Being a conservative woman in college is like being a part of ‘Fight Club’

If you visited Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center in D.C. last weekend, you would have seen a white and pink banner labeled “NeW,” proudly displayed by the front door. Inside, you would have seen a group of women, and a few men, all gathering to celebrate the Network of Enlightened Women and its conservative beliefs. This […]

Chelsea Patterson Visits SUNY New Paltz

Written By: Gabrielle Albrecht “Chelsea Patterson is coming to OUR school!” This was the thought that I had while jumping up and down after our chapter President, Clare told me who our guest speaker was going to be. I first found out about Chelsea when I found her on Instagram through a tag search for […]

The Heritage Foundation: Changing the Gun Narrative

By Emma Hurst On Thursday, March 22 2018, over 50 students, parents, experts, and  educators met at the Heritage Foundation for a School Safety Teach-in. The event focused on finding solutions to the issues stemmed from Parkland school shooting and gun safety. In an open conversation between panelists and the attendees, the Teach-in’s main purpose was […]