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“NeW gives hope to the future of the party allowing women to realize feminism and female empowerment is in “doing” and not complaining about what is being done to women.” 

“The conservative women involved in NeW are fighting for feminism. They want to fight for equality and empower women while realizing that women are still biologically different from men.”  

-Megan Maxey, Townhall

“The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) is hoping to change some of the stereotypes surrounding conservatives and show young women that they aren’t alone with the launch of their #ShesConservative social media campaign.”

-Meghan Keenan, Red Alert Politics

“[Karin’s] efforts have since spurred numerous branches of the Network of Enlightened Women on college campuses across the country.”

-Kristen Soltis Anderson, The Washington Examiner

“The women of NeW deserve to be lauded for their courage. At an age when most young people simply want to fit in, these women are willing to stand up and stand out.”

– Melissa Braunstein, The Federalist

“These women are driven, vocal, informed, and rational. They are the young protectors of free speech, intellectual diversity, and healthy debate. Despite all the attempts by the Left to stop it, they are proud to be conservative.”

-Paige Lisiki, Red Alert Politics

“My hope is that these young conservative women who take part in ShesConservative will feel empowered to express themselves openly and proudly. That’s what true feminism looks like to me.”

-Carrie Sheffield, Opportunity Lives

“As a member of NeW, I can be both pro-woman and conservative. I’m proud to be who I am, standing for what I believe in, and refusing to let anybody stop me from publicly advocating for what I believe is right. As a young conservative, I want to promote diversity of opinion—which starts by redefining the right.”

– Rebecca Malone, Campus Reform

“Since I’ve found NeW I know that I have people who back me up. I call them closeted Republicans. I feel like I could be much more vocal on campus because I know there are other people on campus who feel the same way but are equally as afraid to speak out as I once was. It is important to me to tell people that I am a Republican and that I am not a sexist, bigot, or any other rude term because of that fact.”

-Sarah Dezelin, The College Fix


I’m A Female Student At Harvard, And I’m Conservative. Here’s Why.

October 27, 2017   |   Emily Hall The below piece is the winning collegiate essay in the Network of Enlightened...

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Why I’m A Conservative Woman; #ShesConservative Essay Contest Winner

October 25, 2017   |   Paris Rizzo Being a conservative woman in a predominantly liberal world is like walking...

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Pro Campus Carry Advocate To Speak On Campus Wednesday

October 24, 2017   |   Chandler Boese In an effort to add new voices to the conversation surrounding concealed...

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Why Modern Feminism And Third Wave Movement Do Not Speak For Most Women

October 13, 2017   |   Betsy Pearson Last night on the International Day of the Girl, the Network of enlightened...

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Revealing Video Proves Bias Against Conservative Women

This week, we teamed up with Campus Reform for a revealing, new video that showcases just how biased college students...

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Why Clinton Shouldn’t Blame Women For Her Election Loss

Karin Agness Lips   |   September 19, 2017 Hillary Clinton was the first woman to win one of the major party...

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Student Groups Collect Donations, Host Flag Memorial For 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

Anna Pollard and Xieyang Qiao  |   September 11, 2017 Funds collected will go to charities such as Tuesday’s...

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Network Of Enlightened Women Provides Safe Space For Conservative Women

Jane Thompson   |   September 5, 2017 Due to the tense political climate of America, students on campus often feel...

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Ivanka Backs White House Plan To Pause Obama-Era Equal Pay Reporting

Karin Agness Lips  |   September 1, 2017 The White House announced this week that it won’t move forward with an...

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University Of Kansas Gets Its Own Bulletproof Prof

Victoria Snitsar   |   August 31, 2017 A University of Kansas professor has vowed to wear a bulletproof vest for...

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The Truth About Utah’s And The Nation’s Gender Pay Gap

Sara Israelsen-Hartley | August 27, 2017 In nearly every report and ranking metric evaluating the gender-based wage gap...

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What Women Want 97 Years After Winning The Right To Vote

Karin Agness Lips   |   August 18, 2017 Friday marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19thAmendment,...

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Conservative Millennial Women Are Here For Female Empowerment – Just Don’t Call Them Feminists

Samantha Leach   |   August 4, 2017 Recently I spent two days at the hub of conservatism in Washington, D.C. Nope...

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State Rep. Kate Campanale encourages other young conservative women to enter politics

Kandace Palmer   |   July 28, 2017 There are fewer female politicians than there are male — and even fewer young...

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New Position Will Fundamentally Change The Experience Of Men At Princeton

Karin Agness Lips   |   July 26, 2017 What does it mean to be a Princeton man? Regardless of how you might answer...

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Hundreds of young female leaders gather in DC to celebrate liberty, empowerment, and conservatism

Krista Chavez   |   July 21, 2017 Modern feminist rhetoric, promoted by the Women’s March, does not encourage...

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Excluding Conservatives From Female Empowerment Campaigns Is Bad Politics And Bad Business

Karin Agness Lips   |   July 18, 2017 GoldieBlox, a company promoting engineering as a career to young girls,...

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Why To Read Beyond The Headlines On Equal Pay And The White House

Karin Agness Lips   |   July 12, 2017 Breaking news from CNN: White House women earn less than their male coworkers.

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Rep. Kate Campanale to speak at conservative women’s retreat

By Madeline Charbonneau   |   July 11, 2017 State Rep. Kate Campanale will be the keynote speaker for the Network...

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Conference at Heritage Foundation Addresses Women in Conservatism

Faith Bottum   |   June 23, 2017 Conservative ideas need the perspective of women. Conservative politics require...

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Notre Dame Graduates Miss Pence’s Freedom Of Speech Lesson By Walking Out

Karin Agness   |   May 23, 2017 Vice President Mike Pence returned to Indiana to deliver a commencement address at...

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What To Learn From Miss USA’s Comments On Health Care And Feminism

Karin Agness Lips   |   May 18, 2017 A nuclear chemist won the Miss USA 2017 contest. For all the criticism that...

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Was ‘Last Man Standing’ Cancelled Because ABC Dislikes Conservative Values?

Karin Agness Lips   |   May 17, 2017 Turn on Saturday Night Live and you will find Melissa McCarthy dressed as...

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This Is What It’s Like Speaking As A Conservative Woman On Campus

Karin Agness   |   May 9, 2017 Conservative speakers are under fire on college campuses. Here is my report from...

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“How to Spot a Gentleman”

The complete guide to gentleman hunting By Meg McEwen, NeW intern Occasionally, it’s easy to spot a gentleman. Some gentlemen live so counterculturally that they emit nearly visible waves of chivalry; their actions practically shout, “I’m a nice guy!” They can be counted on in a pinch, and they frequently become the topic of...

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Chapter Spotlight: NeW at FGCU

Campus Program Associate Vanessa Rivera caught up with NeW at Florida Gulf Coast University President Sophie Studer, Co-Treasurer Siena Shirer, Secretary Bridget Schoffman, and Social Media Coordinator Sara Vaubel. To you, what does it mean to be a conservative? Sophie: I am proud to be a conservative because I believe it promotes smaller government...

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