Each week, The Heritage Foundation features one of its more than 250,000 Facebook Fans on its “Featured Fan” page. This week’s fan is Karin Agness, founder of the Network of enlightened Women and an attorney in Washington, D.C. Read her story, below, and be sure to become a fan on Facebook!
As a junior at the University of Virginia, Karin Agness was walking home from class when she stopped at the campus Womens Center. After taking a brief tour, she asked a representative about helping her found a club for conservative women on campus, an idea that had captivated Agness since completing an internship on Capitol Hill.
“She looked at me like I was crazy,” Agness told The Heritage Foundation. “She said ‘not here.’”
Almost six years later, The Network of enlightened Women, which Agness launched on September 29, 2004, is a source of education and camaraderie for young conservative women on 25 college campuses. As NeW’s 6th anniversary is celebrated by students around the country this week, including at the network’s most recent addition, Villanova University, Agness is reflecting on the organization’s mission and continued desire for growth.