Students attending college are often bombarded with leftist ideas and messages. Needless to say, many students lose sight of their values after being slammed with the same viewpoint for four years. As conservative activists, it is our job to provide alternative viewpoints from learned conservative and libertarian minds, as well as other grass root activists. This gives students from all backgrounds a break from the liberal echo-chamber that is the college campus. While the content of a degree is important, we can also learn more about life, economics, social issues, and different cultures through these lectures.

The following 10 ladies are examples of women to bring to your campus who epitomize poise and logic to further their messages.

Bay Buchanan

Former Treasurer of the United States under President Ronald Reagan, Angela ‘Bay’ Buchanan always brings stories about the Gipper, important topics and a dynamic speaking presence to every lecture she gives.

Hearing her speak about working women is a treat, as she has overcome some intense obstacles in her life, such as being a single mother of three boys whilst working for the Reagan Administration. Hearing life lessons from Bay is insightful. She is always willing to talk with people and get to know her audience personally.

You can request Bay Buchanan as a speaker here from the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (CBLPI) or Young Americas Foundation (YAF).

Rachel Campos-Duffy

Wherever this woman goes, she brings a mixture of fire and conservative values, whether it be on Fox News or Real World: San Francisco (yeah, she was an MTV star AND maintained her values on air!). She’s the wife of House Representative Sean Duffy, the mother of eight kids, and a proud Catholic. Her analysis of American pop-culture and her desire to make sure conservatives don’t get lost in the glitz of television and film is awe-striking.

Another great example of a working mom, Rachel is extremely passionate about parenting, politics, and the culture of America. She will speak on any of those topics.

You can request Rachel Campos-Duffy from YAF.

Nonie Darwish

Nonie Darwish was raised in an Muslim family. She was born in Cairo and raised in the Gaza Strip, where her father was a top official for the Fedayeen. He was assassinated when Nonie was a young girl.

Today, Nonie has converted to Christianity and is the author of four books. She is the founder of Arabs for Israel. Nonie advocates for women’s rights in the Middle East, which is the main topic her lectures focus on.

You can request Nonie Darwish from CBLPI.

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich already written two books–“Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover Up” and “Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women.” She is a Fox News Contributor, news editor for Townhall.com, and a former fellow for National Review Washington. In 2014, she was named Woman of the Year by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

Katie will speak on a variety of topics, including millennials, government corruption, media and journalism, firearm rights, women and campus activism.

You can request Katie Pavlich from CBLPI, YAF, or directly from her website.

Mollie Hemingway

If you want to hear from an established journalist and opinion writer, bring Mollie Hemingway to your school. She is a senior editor for The Federalist, but her work has been seen in The Wall Street Journal, The National Review, CNN, USA Today, and a number of other notable publications. In 2004, she received the Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship. Mollie is the mother of two kids, and often writes about her faith and Christianity in general.

Mollie speaks on the media, journalism, and (theoretically) anything she writes about.

You can request Mollie Hemingway as a speaker from All American Speakers.

Allie Stuckey

Also known by her vlog name, The Conservative Millennial, Allie is making stirdes in the young conservative movement. At age 24 and is starting a new video show on CRTV. She’s providing a voice for center-right millennials, and is a great role model for college students looking to promote conservative values.

In her videos and lectures, Allie discusses current political and social topics.

You can request Allie Stuckey from her website.

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is outstanding in regards to female empowerment. She has multiple degrees from top-tier universities, is a former presidential candidate, and was a high-level executive in the business realm – an industry and job title that is dominated by men. In fact, when she began working as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she was the first woman to ever lead a Fortune 500 Company. She’s currently the chair for Good360, a non-profit that distributes donations to community charities around the world.

Carly speaks mainly on leadership, believing her calling is to help “unlock God-given potential” in others.

You can request Carly Fiorina from YAF or her website.

Antonia Okafor

Antonia Okafor is taking the campus carry movement by storm.  

Believing that women, in fact, deserve the right to defend themselves, Antonia started as a student activist pushing for campus carry legislation in her home state of Texas. Shortly thereafter, she participated in one of the National Rifle Association’s “Freedom’s Safest Place” commercials. Now, she speaks around the country for Empowered 2A, her program for college students that seeks to promote Second Amendment Rights on campuses.

You can contact Antonia Okafor on her website and request for her to come to your campus, or, as a new addition to the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute speaking list, contact CBLPI directly at info@cblpi.org for information on inviting Antonia.

Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers is the Factual Feminist—according to her podcast. A former associate professor of Philosophy, Christina is now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author of five books. She’s a self-proclaimed classical liberal and equity feminist, who scrutinizes third-wave feminists.

Christina is THE person to feature on your campus to talk about problems caused by modern feminism and gender politics. She’s firm in her beliefs, and is overall a cool person to converse with. She’s adoringly called “mom” at YAF conferences, which stems from her Twitter account.

You can request Christina Hoff Sommers from CBLPI and YAF.

Carol Swain

If anyone’s story is inspiring, it’s Carol Swain’s. Dr. Swain was born in abject poverty. She was the second oldest of 12 children. When she was younger, she lived in a two-room home with no indoor plumbing. After completing the eighth grade, she dropped out of school. At age 16, she married a neighbor to escape her home-life. She first attended community college in an attempt to support her family after her divorce in her early twenties, and she excelled from there, finishing with a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She’s a former Vanderbilt University political science and law professor, where she helped a group of students start a Young Americans for Freedom chapter.

Dr. Swain is an expert in race relations, immigration reform, law, and the Constitution. She often speaks on any of those topics.

You can request Carol Swain from YAF.

Abby S
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