Karin Agness

Spring 2016
Resident Fellow

Karin Agness is the Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), the nation’s premier organization for conservative young women. A Senior Fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum, she is also a Contributor to Forbes. Upon graduation from the University of Virginia and University of Virginia School of Law, she practiced law at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC.

She speaks and debates frequently on the benefits of conservative public policies, the problems with modern feminism, women and politics, and the policy challenges millennials face. She has had editorials published in The Washington Post, Time Ideas, The Washington Examiner, Politico, National Review Online, Fox News, The Atlantic, The Richmond Times‐Dispatch, The Boston Herald, and The News & Observer. She regularly is interviewed for print, radio, and TV media, and has appeared on Fox and Friends, Hannity, New Day, The Kelly File, On the Record with Greta Van Susteran, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Cavuto, and The Laura Ingraham Radio Show, among others.

One of her stories appeared in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Campus Chronicles and her article For Members Only: Feminism on Campus Today was published in the journal of the National Association of Scholars, Academic Questions.


In October 2014, Agness was selected as one of Fortune’s 55 most influential women on Twitter. In August 2013, she was named to the Republican National Committee’s Rising Stars program and that year, she was also named to the Maverick PAC 40 under 40 list, which celebrates “a list of professionals deemed by their peers from across the country as up‐and‐coming leaders for the next‐generation of Republicans.” She was also named to Red Alert Politics 30 under 30 list. In 2012, Agness was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Law and Policy.

Karin's study group met on Thursdays at 4pm in L-166. Her outline can be found here.

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