We’re shaking things up this week! We’re sharing some news on conservative women we’ve not yet featured here—as well as a familiar face or two! Here are seven accomplishments from many right-leaning women this week that we don’t want you to miss:
Senator Capito and Fox News host Shannon Bream take female empowerment to a West Virginia middle school
Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia kickstarted the Girls Rise Up program four years ago to inspire future female leaders within her state. This week, Capito joined forces with Fox News host Shannon Bream to bring her message of empowerment to Trap Hill Middle School. They hosted a program where they addressed a range of issues young girls face. She and Bream discussed their personal experiences with gaining confidence to achieve their goals. Then, she encouraged the young girls to do the same. Of this initiative, Capito said, “…I want to talk to them about what’s important: education, physical and health fitness, and self-confidence.”
Conservative editor and writer Bethany Mandel continues to stand for freedom in her work with Liberty in North Korea
Bethany Mandel, editor for the conservative site Ricochet and a LadyBrains podcast host, took to social media this week to bring awareness to a Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) event in DC on Thursday, October 10. LiNK is dedicated to rescuing and supporting North Korean refugees, and Mandel has been a longtime advocate and fundraiser for the organization. Thursday’s meet-and-greet-style event featured four North Korean defectors who told their stories. Mandel attended the gathering (along with her months-old baby!) and documented the evening. Mandel has used her social media platform for good, amplifying LiNK’s message and serving as a passionate and effective voice for the organization.
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen rejoins the Trump administration
The former DHS Secretary is returning to the Trump administration, per a White House announcement on Tuesday. The former secretary left the administration six months ago after a sixteen-month-long tenure as the head of the DHS. She will return as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, a subset of the DHS, which focuses on bolstering the various areas of the nation’s infrastructure to protect against physical and cyber attacks.
Abby Johnson starts new organization ProLove Ministries on the week of her ten-year anniversary of her departure from Planned Parenthood
Abby Johnson, a fervent defender of the sanctity of life in the womb, is extending her reach in the pro-life movement to ensure that more women in need are helped with a new organization, ProLove Ministries. Johnson classifies her new initiative as a “sister organization” to her current ministry focusing on abortion workers, And Then There Were None. ProLove will provide assistance to existing and start-up ministries alike. It will work as a resource to identify and address the blind spots in the pro-life movement.
Meghan McCain went on The Ben Shapiro Show “Sunday Special” where she discussed politics, her family, and her husband.
First Lady Karen Pence joined Lara Trump at a standing-room-only event in St. Paul, Minnesota as part of an effort to mobilize women to vote for Trump come 2020.
Ivanka Trump visited Kansas City alongside the Health and Human Services secretary to participate in a child care round-table event.