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Independent Women's Forum

ORGANIZATION

Nonprofit conservative think tank, founded in 1992 by Ricky Silberman and Barbara Olson. Effectively an anti-women's rights group, vocally opposing virtually everything that most women's rights activists support.

Board of Directors as of October 2006: Chairman Heather R. Higgins, Mary Arnold, Carol T. Crawford, Randy Parris Kendrick, Lawrence Kudlow, Nancy Mitchell Pfotenhauer, Ricky Silberman.

Directors Emeritae: Lynne Cheney, Midge Decter, Kimberly O. Dennis, Wendy Gramm, Elizabeth Lurie, Kate O'Beirne, Louise V. Oliver.

Official Website:
http://www.iwf.org/

Founding Date:
1992

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charlotte Allen
Journalist
?   Conservative writer
Michelle Bernard
Activist
c. 1964   Conservative commentator
Elaine Chao
Government
26-Mar-1953   US Secretary of Labor, 2001-09
Linda Chavez
Activist
17-Jun-1947   Neoconservative activist, pundit
Lynne Cheney
First Lady
14-Aug-1941   Wife of US Vice President Dick Cheney
Barbara Comstock
Government
c. 1959   Republican opposition research expert
Carol T. Crawford
Business
25-Feb-1943   US Intl. Trade Commission, 1991-2000
Midge Decter
Journalist
25-Jul-1927   Neoconservative maven
Kimberly O. Dennis
Activist
?   Searle Freedom Trust
Wendy Gramm
Business
9-Jan-1945   Phil Gramm's wife, ex-Enron board member
Heather R. Higgins
Activist
1959   Chairman, Independent Women's Forum
Amy Holmes
Columnist
1973   BET host, conservative commentator
Laura Ingraham
Pundit
19-Jun-1964   The Hillary Trap
Joan W. Konner
Journalist
c. 1929   Dean, Columbia School of Journalism, 1988-97
Lawrence Kudlow
Economist
20-Aug-1947   Kudlow & Cramer
Leslie Lenkowsky
Government
30-Mar-1946   Philanthropic Studies
Carol Platt Liebau
Pundit
13-Feb-1967   Prude
Carrie Lukas
Activist
?   Independent Women's Forum
Karen J. Mathis
Attorney
c. 1950   President of the ABA, 2006-07
Kate O'Beirne
Columnist
c. 1949   Conservative pundit
Barbara Olson
TV Personality
27-Dec-1955 11-Sep-2001 Conservative TV pundit
Ted Olson
Government
11-Sep-1940   US Solicitor General, 2001-04
Nancy Mitchell Pfotenhauer
Activist
?   Independent Women's Forum
Sally C. Pipes
Activist
?   Pacific Research Institute
Richard Scaife
Activist
3-Jul-1932   The Republican George Soros
Lisa Schiffren
Activist
c. 1960   Former Quayle speechwriter
Ricky Silberman
Activist
1937 18-Feb-2007 Cofounder, Independent Women's Forum
Christina Hoff Sommers
Author
1950   Who Stole Feminism?
Abigail Thernstrom
Author
1936   Opponent of Affirmative Action
Victoria Toensing
Pundit
16-Oct-1941   Washington lawyer


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