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Independent Women’s Network Launches Dallas, Texas Chapter

Dallas, TX – Independent Women’s Network (IWN), the national grassroots community activist arm of Independent Women’s Voice (IWV), celebrated the launch of its Dallas, Texas Chapter. This chapter joins 20 chapters around the country and an online community of more than 32,000 members.

“I am excited to be a founding member of the first Independent Women’s Network chapter in North Texas.  The Dallas chapter will be an integral part of a growing public policy coalition of women supporting women,” said Carol Nichols, Dallas Chapter Co-Leader. Nichols is the founder of multiple initiatives to mentor, support and invest in women in Dallas and Houston.

“I am so pleased to introduce the Independent Women’s Network to the Dallas community.  I am confident the Dallas chapter will make a tremendous impact in engaging, informing, representing and championing women everywhere,” said Nancy Mello, Dallas Chapter Co-Leader. Mello is a long-time community volunteer and businesswoman.

Riley Gaines, Independent Women’s Forum spokeswoman and 12x NCAA All-American swimmer, attended the launch of the chapter and said, “Independent Women’s Network’s Dallas chapter is eager and ready to get to work championing women and fighting for the critical issues of our day. This is an amazing group of leaders who understand the value of coming together as a team to enact meaningful change. I’m excited to see all that the Dallas chapter will accomplish, and I’m honored to be part of this launch.”

IWN was created to build a supportive community for women and to give them the tools they need to make a positive difference in their neighborhoods and our country.

“We heard from thousands of women from across the country who said they wanted a community where they could connect, share ideas, and take action,” said IWN’s Carrie Lukas. “We launched Independent Women’s Network to stand shoulder to shoulder with women who are ready to turn our economy around and fight to save our freedoms by countering the woke mob and standing up to cancel culture and out-of-touch bureaucrats.”

An engaging and growing community of independently-minded women work together to advance shared principles through chapter gatherings and the IWN online movement. Membership to IWN opens access to message boards, curated news, smart content, a resource center, exclusive events, and an action center.

“IWN members are happy warriors who stand up to bullies — bullies with positions in school boards; bullies on social media; bullies in corporations and in politics,” said IWN Director Julie Gunlock. “We support one another, and our members are not alone when they stand up to lead on issues critical to our country.”

Members of the community who are interested in joining Independent Women’s Network Dallas, TX Chapter should email IWN Membership Director Jenny Avis ([email protected]) or visit for more information.


Independent Women’s Network, a project of Independent Women’s Voice, in partnership with Independent Women’s Forum, is a positive, supportive community of engaged, informed, and activated women working together to inspire, interact, influence, and have impact.

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