Andrea Maldonado

Stepping into the highly liberal climate of my college campus freshman year I was presented with some challenges that I never expected. As a conservative woman I quickly realized that my opinion was automatically regarded as incorrect or at the very least uninformed. From professors and their snide in-class comments to the brazen judgements of other students, it was made very clear that a conservative opinion was not welcome. It blew my mind that a community full of such diverse and intellectual individuals could only support a limited range of views. My college experience has given me the opportunity to focus extensively on my values and specifically they are important to me.

I am a proud conservative woman because I believe in the individual liberties that conservatism can offer to all Americans. It gives me the ability purse whatever I desire without the government intervening. When considering the future of our nation, the opportunities offered through free markets and limited government are very inspiring. I feel that conservatism offers the greatest opportunity for both collective and individual prosperity.

The Network of Enlightened Women has provided a community of strong, educated, and inspiring like-minded women. The opportunity to openly discuss my opinions with other women has been extremely empowering and I am greatly thankful for it.

Latest News

NeW Spotlight: Bridget Schoffman, Florida Gulf Coast University

NeW Spotlight: Bridget Schoffman, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) What is your major at FGCU? Finance What would you like to do after graduation? After graduation, I plan on working towards an MBA. This may be immediate or after a few years of work experience. I want to pursue a career in corporate finance.

Read more

Report From the 2017 #ShesConservative Summit

Allie, Jessica, and I rose around 4 a.m. and packed the car to make the four hour trip from Charleston to Raleigh. Though it was an early morning, we drove with enthusiasm in our hearts and hot coffee in our hands as we watched the sunrise. We were ready to attend NeW’s first ever...

Read more

Get the latest gear from the NeW store!

Shop Now