FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Alyssa Condrey
THE NETWORK OF ENLIGHTENED WOMEN ANNOUNCES NEOMI RAO AS WINNER OF THE 2018 EMPOWERED WOMAN OF THE YEAR
WASHINGTON, DC—Neomi Rao, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, will be receiving the Network of enlightened Women’s 2018 Empowered Woman of the Year Award at NeW’s 2018 National Conference later this week. This award is presented to a woman who empowers other women through her leadership and service.
The Conference will be held June 21-23 in Washington, DC. The Thursday and Friday sessions will be held at Hilldale’s Kirby Center. An exclusive student training will be held on Saturday. Attendees and press can register here.
“We are thrilled to give the 2018 Empowered Woman of the Year Award to Administrator Neomi Rao for her work in cutting regulations, allowing women to flourish,” said Karin Lips, Founder and President of NeW. “Thank you to Administrator Rao for her monumental leadership of regulatory reform.”
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
3:00pm: Registration at The Kirby Center
3:30pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks by Karin Lips followed by Presentation of the Empowered Woman of the Year Award to Administrator Neomi Rao
4:00pm: Let’s Talk Women’s Rights Around The World by Lisa Daftari
4:30pm: Debate Topic: Careers, Babies, and What Policies Work Best For Women
Featuring Rachel Greszler and Carrie Lukas
Moderated by Kelsey Harkness
5:30-7:30pm: NeW Networking Reception
Featuring Kristen Soltis Anderson and Katie Pavlich
7:30pm: 13th Anniversary Leadership Dinner Featuring Jillian Kay Melchior
The Monocle on Capitol Hill (Invitation-only, tickets required)
Friday, June 22, 2018
8:30am: Registration and Coffee at The Kirby Center
9:15am: Let’s Talk Feminism: A Conservative Version of Feminism by Karin Lips
9:30am: Let’s Talk Sex Trafficking: The Hidden Problem in America and What You Can Do To Fight Back by Dawn Hawkins
10:00am: Does Your College Teach You What To Think or How to Think? by Caitlin Flanagan
11:00am: Let’s Talk Policy: How Pro-Liberty Policies Benefit Women
Featuring Lindsey Burke, Emily Ekins, and Grace-Marie Turner
12:00pm: Networking Lunch and Group Photo of Conference Attendees at The Kirby Center**
1:15pm: Sex Matters by Mona Charen (a discussion of her new book out this summer)
2:30pm: Let’s Talk Adulting: How To Make It In Your First Job And Beyond
Featuring Jennifer Butler, Ashlea Frazier, Bettina Inclán, and Brandi Zehr
3:30pm Conference Awards
4pm: T-Shirt Give Away and Adjournment
Saturday, June 23, 2018
9am-1pm: Chapter Leader Training at The Kirby Center
11am-1pm: Alumnae Brunch at City Tap House, 901 I St NW, Washington, DC
Attendees must pick only one Saturday event to attend.
Conference co-sponsors include EdChoice, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, America’s Future Foundation, Capital Research Center, Conservative Book Club, The Heritage Foundation, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Grassroots Leadership Academy, Speech First, The Leadership Institute, Foundation for Economic Education, The Fund for American Studies, Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, and The Steamboat Institute.
NeW is the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. Started as a book club in 2004 at the University of Virginia, NeW has expanded to campuses across the nation, teaching conservative principles, creating open forums for debate, and training young women to speak out on campus and in their communities. In addition, NeW hosts a Young Women’s Leadership Retreat, The Gentlemen Showcase, and professional development trainings.For press inquiries, please contact Alyssa Condrey at [email protected].