Women’s Organization Celebrates Women’s History Month

CONTACT: Kathryn Alford, Communications Manager

March 31, 2022


WASHINGTON, DC — The Network of enlightened Women, known as NeW, is dedicated to educating, equipping, and empowering young conservative women. In honor of Women’s History Month, NeW women celebrated women in engaging and creative ways.

To close out Women’s History Month today, NeW at American University is hosting Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Winsome Earle Sears, the first female Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and the first Black female elected to statewide office in Virginia, on campus. This event will draw attention to the incredible successes and impact conservative women are having across the country.

NeW leaders from American University, Christendom College, Georgetown University, Loyola University of Maryland, Radford University, The Catholic University of America, The George Washington University, and Virginia Tech University gathered on March 26 to tour Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington. During this excursion, the women learned about leadership and encouraged one another as they bonded over their shared experiences as conservative women.

On March 2, conservative women came together at Indiana University to learn from Judge Martha Wentworth, the first woman to preside over the Indiana Tax Court. The NeW chapter at Indiana University found it important to highlight a woman who has paved the way for women to follow in their community.

NeW at the University of South Florida hosted Inez Feltscher Stepman on March 9 to kick off Women’s History Month. Stepman spoke on how women are fundamentally different than men and the impact of transgender athletes competing in women’s sports.

The NeW chapter at West Virginia University celebrated women who have impacted history with a fun trivia night on March 9. The women put together a Kahoots game that highlighted different women who have made a difference throughout history. Attendees enjoyed this interactive way of learning more about inspiring women.

The NeW women at Oakland University brought attention to the month-long holiday by empowering their members through a professional development training on March 21. The training was led by Heather Pfitzenmaier, Senior Talent Program Advisor at State Policy Network, who led the women through professional development strategies while sharing about her experience in the workforce.

“NeW is proud to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of women throughout history and today. It is inspiring to see how passionate young conservative women are about empowering each other and themselves through these successful initiatives and events,” said Karin Lips, President of NeW.

For media interested in learning more about how NeW chapters engage in celebrating women nationwide, please contact Kathryn Alford at media@enlightenedwomen.org or 571-310-5388.


The Network of Enlightened Women educates, equips, and empowers women to be principled leaders for a free society.



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