Panel Spotlight: Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Leslie Hiner, & Penny Nance

June 9, 2014 | NeW

On Friday, June 20th (less than two weeks away),  NeW’s National Conference attendees will be engaging with four specialized panels composed of twelve of the most impressive conservative professionals in DC. We are excited to introduce you to the three individuals that will be conducting the first panel discussions of the conference: Conservatism, Feminism, and How Women are Defined in Policy Discussions Today. 

1. Diana Furchtgott-Roth (Manhattan Institute for Policy Research)

Diana Furchtgott-Roth2Diana Furchtgott-Roth is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and the director of Economics21. She is a contributing editor of, and a columnist for the Washington Examiner,, and Tax Notes. Additionally, from 2003 to 2005, Ms. Furchtgott-Roth was chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. To read more about Ms. Furchgott-Roth, visit

2. Leslie Hiner (Friedman Foundation)

Leslie HinerLeslie Hiner directs educational programs and state relations for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, striving to advance the Friedman’s vision of universal school choice to improve education outcomes and preserve individual liberty. Ms. Hiner additionally serves on the Schools That Can National Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Friedman Foundation, Ms. Hiner served as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House and Republican Leader in the Indiana House of Representatives. To read more about Ms. Hiner, visit

3. Penny Nance (Concerned Women for America)

pennynancecwaPenny Nance is the CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), and is a recognized national authority on cultural, children’s, and women’s issues.  Mrs. Nance is inclusively a weekly political commentator on contemporary events, and appears often on all major television networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and CNN — as an expert on domestic issues. Nance most recently served as President of Nance and Associates and as Special Advisor for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To read more about Mrs. Nance, visit

If you are interested in seeing and networking with these panelists in personRSVP today, and reserve your spot for the NeW National Conference in DC June 19- 21. We hope to see you there! Email [email protected] with any questions.

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