Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) founder Karin Agness was presented the Young Conservative Leadership Buckley Award during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this past weekend.
The award is in memory of the late conservative leader, William F. Buckley, Jr, the founder of National Review and author of God & Man at Yale. Buckley accomplished both of these before the age of 30. In his memory, the Buckley Award is a way to recognize young, rising stars in the conservative movement between the ages of 20 and 40.
As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Karin launched the Network of enlightened Women as a campus book club. In only five years, NeW has grown to nationwide movement, and has expanded to over 20 campuses, launched a blog, hosted four national conferences, and given hundreds of college women the opportunity to learn and express conservative principles. So many women have gained a NeW education as a result of Karin’s efforts.
That is why NeW women across the country continue to celebrate her accomplishments.