September 23, 2021
NeW is excited to celebrate 17 years of educating, equipping, and empowering conservative women. To celebrate, we want to highlight the accomplishments of the hardworking and dedicated women of NeW. Charlotte Whelan is a NeW alumna from Princeton University and now works as a policy analyst focused on energy and climate policy at the Independent Women’s Forum.
How did you first hear about NeW?
I first heard about NeW through word of mouth at Princeton. I had taken some politics classes with Professor Robert George and became more interested in public policy. Soon after getting to know the president of the NeW chapter at Princeton, I joined.
How has NeW had an impact on your college experience?
NeW had a direct impact on shaping my aspirations for work after college. By being a part of NeW, I learned to better communicate about policy issues and why I held certain stances, and it inspired me to look for work in the public policy world following graduation. That led to my working at Independent Women's Forum ever since graduating.
Why is NeW important?
NeW is important because it provides a conservative space for women on college campuses. Most women's groups on campuses are incredibly liberal and many groups such as College Republicans have largely male membership, which can be daunting to some women. NeW provides a place for women to be conservative, while also fostering female friendships and camaraderie.
Interested in joining the organization that has helped Charlotte discover her passion for public policy? Contact us and learn more about how you can become involved with the nation’s premier organization for conservative women.