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Congratulations to our graduating seniors, and thank you for your work with NeW! We are pleased to spotlight some of our outstanding chapter leaders and members. 

Meet Joleigh Helton, Social Media Chair of NeW at Radford University. 

What were some of your favorite events that you participated in with NeW? 

P’s and Podcasts gave our chapter an opportunity to listen to “The Conservative Women’s Guide” podcast, discuss hot topics within the political world, and gain insight to differing opinions on campus. 

Being from a mainly liberal campus, hosting Riley Gaines allowed NeW at Radford to learn how to deal with vastly differing opinions from conservative and liberal points of view. 

What are your plans after graduation? 

After graduation, I plan to teach elementary school in my hometown. 

What advice would you give to a conservative woman starting college? 

As a conservative woman graduating college, a piece of advice I would offer is to find friends who are like-minded. College is hard enough, let alone having friends who have differing opinions and tear you down. 

How has NeW impacted you and prepared you for your next steps? 

Holding leadership positions within NeW has given me responsibilities, a creative outlet, and driven me to learn to be a leader on my campus. NeW has prepared me for my next steps by showing me that I am capable of staying true to my values, even when facing adversity. 

Why is NeW important to you? 

NeW is important to me because it has led me to find my best friends and find confidence within myself that was not there prior to being an executive board member. 

The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) provides premier opportunities for young conservative women like Joleigh. Learn how to bring a Chapter of NeW to your campus today!