Independent Women's Forum
4th Annual womenLEAD Summit
May 9th • 1:00pE
American Institute of Architects
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2018 CHARITY PARTNER
Proceeds from your registration will be donated to this year's charity partner Find your Fabulosity.
All guests are encouraged to bring a new tube of lipstick to the summit.
Afterparty sponsored by Anheuser-Busch
WELCOME: Carrie Lukas
1:35pm - 2:00pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Life, Love, & Politics in the Real World
Patrice Lee Onwuka Moderator
Congressman Sean Duffy
2:00pm - 3:00pm
PANEL: Fostering the American Dream
Carrie Lukas Moderator
Kristin Shapiro Paid leave
Jennie Massey, Senior Manager of Public Policy, Amazon Technology
Lindsey Burke Education
DESCRIPTION: The economy is on the upswing: Unemployment has dropped and wages and benefits are increasing. Yet barriers still remain to helping more people pursue their vision of happiness. What policy reforms can help open more doors and give more people the incentives, skills, and ability to access the opportunities that are available?
3:00pm – 3:30pm
DISCUSSION: A Conversation about Health Care
Grace-Marie Turner, President Galen Institute
Katy French Talento, White House Special Assistant to the President on the Domestic Policy Council
DESCRIPTION: Listen to a conversation between two health care experts about the most pressing issues facing our health care system: prescription drug prices, higher insurance prices, lack of insurance options, and our current Medicare and Medicaid systems. They will dive into the core causes of the current challenges and offer potential solutions.
3:30pm – 3:45pm
COFFEE AND SNACK BREAK
3:45pm – 4:15pm
DISCUSSION: Biggest Issues Facing the Supreme Court
Erin Hawley, IWF Legal Fellow
Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President, Federalist Society
DESCRIPTION: Join SCOTUS experts Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society as well as IWF’s Legal Fellow Erin Hawley as they discuss the biggest upcoming challenges facing the Supreme Court.
4:15pm - 5:30pm
PANEL: Creating a Better Culture and Safer, Stronger Country
Jillian Melchior Moderator
Claudia Rosett Foreign Affairs
Ashe Schow Sexual Harassment
Julie Gunlock Culture of Alarmism
DESCRIPTION: Join us for an exciting panel focusing on the big trends that are impacting our country, including increased risk aversion and concerns about health and safety issues; the #MeToo movement and the challenge of discouraging sexual harassment but without prohibiting normal social interactions; and the need to stand up for human rights and the cause of freedom in an increasing complicated international environment.
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Congressman Sean Duffy U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district
Patrice Onwuka Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Forum
Katy French Talento White House Special Assistant to the President on the Domestic Policy Council
Jillian Melchior Writer, The Wall Street Journal
Jennie Massey Senior Manager of Public Policy, Amazon
Grace-Marie Turner President, Galen Institute
Leonard Leo Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Ashe Schow Reporter, Senior Political Columnist
Lindsey Burke Director, Center for Education Policy
Claudia Rosett Foreign Policy Fellow, Independent Women's Forum
Erin Hawley Legal Fellow, Independent Women's Forum
Kristin Shapiro IWF Visiting Fellow
Carrie Lukas President, Independent Women's Forum
Julie Gunlock Senior Fellow and Culture of Alarmism Director, Independent Women's Forum