Karin Agness Lips is the Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women. She was a Spring 2016 Resident Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics.

She speaks and debates frequently on the benefits of conservatism, policies related to women and the workplace, and the policy challenges millennials face. She is a contributor to Forbes and 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 also is a Senior Fellow with the Independent Women’s Forum.

Upon graduation from the University of Virginia and University of Virginia School of Law, she practiced law at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC.


In October 2014, Karin 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, Karin was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Law and Policy.