National Women's Summit

Lead Like a Lady in Policy and Professionalism

The Network of enlightened Women National Women’s Summit is a half-day leadership event that gives conservative women, like you, the opportunity to become better educated on today’s most important policy issues and leave confident and ready to lead as a positive voice for conservative principles on campus.  

This year’s Summit will take place on Friday, June 24 from 11-3:30pm. Don’t miss one of the best half-day events in DC to learn about conservative policies, sharpen your skills, and grow your network. 

From how to speak up at meetings to landing your dream job or internship on Capitol Hill, the first hour will teach you skills and strategies to advance your career. 

Have you ever struggled to communicate your conservative beliefs on campus? Do you want to feel more equipped to discuss today’s most important policy issues? The second hour of programming will focus on today’s most important policy issues. Our National Women’s Summit will gather policy experts for “Empowered Talks”—mini, 10-minute sessions featuring a high-level overview of policy subjects to give you all the information you need to know to make the case for a conservative principles on campus. From school choice to occupational licensing reform, you will leave ready to discuss these issues in a compelling way with your peers. 

After a free lunch, attendees will have the chance to gather on the Heritage rooftop for dessert and the chance to have career consultations and resume reviews with NeW and Heritage staff members, all while enjoying one of the best views in DC. 

Young women will be invited to attend, including interns, Capitol Hill staffers, and students in the Washington, DC area as well as students from across the country on scholarship 

Following this event, you will return to your campus, place of work, and community more educated, equipped, and empowered to defend conservatism, make the case for important policy issues, and be a leader in your sphere of influence. Join the nation’s premier summit for conservative women.  

Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Space is limited, so register by June 21 to reserve your spot. If you register by our early bird deadline of May 31, you will receive a free coffee tumbler at the Summit! 

Exclusive scholarships are available for a select few students traveling from outside of the Washington, DC area, so apply today to get yours

Check back for updates to the agenda and speakers as they are announced. For more information on the Summit, email

2022 National Women's Summit Agenda

11am: Empowered Talks: The Skills you Need to Lead
– Speaking Up: How to Own Your Seat at the Table with Patrice Onwuka
– Marketing Yourself for Your Dream Job
– Building Professional Relationships with Colleen Harmon
– Understanding DC: The “Why” and “How” of Working on Capitol Hill and in a Presidential Administration

12pm: Break

12:15pm: Empowered Talks: Tips for Making the Conservative Case
– K12 Education in America: School Choice, Critical Race Theory, and Education Reform with Lindsey Burke
– Women’s Rights Around the World: Fighting Gendercide and Sex Trafficking with Olivia Enos
– Opportunity Feminism: How Conservative Policies Benefit Women with Karin Lips
– A New Era of SCOTUS: The Court and Constitutional Interpretation in 2022 with Sarah Parshall Perry

1:15pm: Networking Lunch 

2:30pm: Taking it to the Next Level: Join us for Dessert and Career Consultations on the Heritage Rooftop  

Confirmed 2022 Speakers

Lindsey Burke

Lindsey Burke

Director of the Center for Education Policy, The Heritage Foundation


Olivia Enos

Senior Policy Analyst in the Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation


Colleen Harmon

Director of the Young Leaders Program, The Heritage Foundation


Karin Lips

President, Network of enlightened Women


Patrice Onwuka

Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity, Independent Women's Forum


Sarah Parshall Perry

Senior Legal Fellow for the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation


Nina Owcharenko Schaefer

Director of the Center for Health and Welfare Policy, The Heritage Foundation


Kristin Underwood

Director of Marketing and Communications

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