Independent Women’s Network Celebrates the Launch of Independent Women’s Network Northwest Arkansas Chapter
ROGERS, Ark. — Today, Independent Women’s Network (IWN), the national grassroots community activist arm of Independent Women’s Voice, celebrated the launch of its Northwest Arkansas chapter. This chapter joins 20 chapters around the country and an online community of more than 30,000 IWN members.
The chapter leader is Rachael Slobodien, an accomplished communications and policy professional who has held senior roles at the White House, on Capitol Hill, and inﬂuential political organizations. Slobodien served as the Chief Communications Ofﬁcer at the America First Policy Institute. She previously served as Chief of Staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in the Donald J. Trump Administration and held senior communications roles for the Club for Growth and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.
Slobodien will advocate for ideas to improve education and public safety, alleviate child poverty, and clearing policy barriers to working in Arkansas.
“It’s an absolute honor to join forces with IWN and establish our first Arkansas chapter,” Slobodien said. “IWN is a tremendous national group, and I’m so excited to add their media muscle to what matters to Northwest Arkansas. We’re blessed to have strong elected officials in Arkansas, and I’m looking forward to joining with them to make our state one of the best places to live and work in the Nation.”
“I’m proud that strong Arkansan women like Rachael are weighing in on the issues affecting their lives,” said Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General-Elect Tim Griffin. “Arkansans are not willing to accept an out-of-control crime problem as the new normal. Public safety is one of the primary responsibilities of the state, and I have a plan to keep Arkansas’s families safe. I’m looking forward to working with an energized and engaged group like this, committed to improving their communities and ready to fix the most pressing problems Arkansans face.”
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 the 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 should email IWN Membership Director Jenny Avis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit iwnetwork.com 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.