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Hearing from Ayaan Hirsi Ali

December 18, 2014 | Karin

Guest Post from Helen, NeW President at George Mason University

One of the perks of attending George Mason University is that Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, is only a metro ride away. So when Karin Agness invited me to the Women of Valor Dinner hosted by the Independent Women’s Forum on November 19, I couldn’t resist this amazing opportunity. The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is a women’s organization that educates American women about many important issues that face our government and society today. The IWF produces literature, participates in outreach, has a presence on social media sites, and much more. When I walked into the main reception area at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the venue and guest list soared above my expectations for the event. I enjoyed meeting some of the wonderful women that work at the IWF and even ran into Katie Pavlich, author of Assault and Flattery: The Truth about the Left and the War on Women, and many more inspiring women of our time. Between watching Marsha Blackburn and Ayaan Hirsi Ali accept their awards as Women of Valor, listening to them speak, and enjoying a fantastic meal, it is safe to say that the event was a huge success. I am lucky to be a part of NeW and would not have had the chance to attend this event without this organization. I am very excited to, hopefully, attend more IWF events next semester!

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