“What it’s like to be a conservative woman at AU” by Madison Bollweg

This piece originally appeared in The Augustana Mirror on October 8, 2020. A person would think that being a conservative woman on a college campus would not have its struggles; however, that is not necessarily the case. What I’ve learned in my almost two years on campus is that intellectual diversity is absent, feminists aren’t […]

16 Highlights for 16 Years

Today, NeW is celebrating 16 wonderful years of empowering conservative women! During this momentous occasion, we look back at some of our top successes and highlights from the past 16 years. 1. NeW Empowers Conservative Women at CPAC The Conservative Political Action Conference is one of the largest gatherings for conservatives in the country. NeW […]

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 […]

A Recap on CPAC by Haley Supergan

The American Conservative Union’s Annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC, was held on February 26 through the 29. There were countless speakers to inspire conservatives young and old to learn more about and refine their own conservative values. Conservatives from all over the country gathered to hear speakers ranging from the President of […]

2020 Gentleman of the Year Announced

CONTACT: Kathryn Alford, Communications Manager Kathryn@enlightenedwomen.org 571-310-5388 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 2020 GENTLEMAN OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED WASHINGTON, DC — Countering the narrative that all men are in need of reform, the 10th Annual Gentlemen Showcase, hosted by the Network of enlightened Women, known as NeW, celebrated gentlemen across the country that exemplify service, respect, and kindness. […]

15 Highlights for 15 Years

This year we had two top Congresswomen speak at NeW events, new professional development opportunities for NeW leaders, and national recognition in the media. All of this and more has led to another impactful year for the Network of enlightened Women (NeW). We are able to make a difference because of our generous supporters. To […]

What College Students Say About Their Campuses When They’re Allowed To Be Honest

The gathering of college women’s single most important message was on the importance of free speech, including a defense of independent thought and respectful dialogue across political divides. By Melissa Langsam Braunstein – Originally posted on The Federalist As far back as 1965, George Harrison urged his listeners, “Think for yourself.” That was good, countercultural advice at the […]

Top 10 NeW Moments of 2017

As we welcome in the NeW year of 2018, we reflect on the incredible success of NeW in 2017. We are proud of our Chapters for educating and training their peers through book club meetings, events, and philanthropy. We are especially grateful to everyone who helped make Phase II of our #ShesConservative campaign successful. Because […]