ABOUT THE GALA
For years, Independent Women’s Forum has hosted their Annual Awards Gala, one of the most sought after tickets in town. The gala, like IWF, is known for being as lighthearted and fun as it is elegant and inspiring. At the gala, IWF recognizes and celebrates true champions of women, who are dedicated defenders of democracy, liberty, and free markets.
It is an event that brings together influential leaders from all avenues. You’ll mix and mingle with everyone from U.S. Senators to business executives to primetime news hosts. And you’ll listen to inspiring speeches from some of the most respected leaders in the country. Ambassador Nikki Haley, television host Mike Rowe, and Fox News’ Harris Faulkner headlined last year’s gala.
IWF’s Annual Awards Gala is an experience you’ll never forget. You won’t want to miss this celebration. Get your tickets today.
“IWF is a very special group… It was founded on the revolutionary notion that not all women think alike. Imagine that.”
–Ambassador Nikki Haley
2018 Woman of Valor award recipient
BARBARA K. OLSON WOMAN OF VALOR
The Barbara K. Olson Woman of Valor Award has been bestowed upon some of the most influential female leaders in the country since 2004. It recognizes extraordinary women who have demonstrated a firm commitment to liberty, limited government, and personal responsibility, and whose work has helped make significant improvements to the lives of women and their loved ones.
Ambassador Nikki Haley
The Honorable Barbara Comstock
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Honorable Marsha Blackburn
The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers
The Honorable Mary Bono
The Honorable R. Gaull Silberman
The Honorable Nancy G. Brinker
The Honorable Condoleezza Rice
The Honorable Elaine L. Chao
The Honorable Lynne V. Cheney
OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS
The Outstanding Woman in Business Award recognizes exceptional leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to entrepreneurship, good management, and economic growth, as well as notable leadership in improving their communities and country through their personal and philanthropic pursuits.
Diane Hendricks, Hendricks Holding Co., Inc.
Cheryl Bachelder, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Karen Wright, Ariel Corporation
GENTLEMAN OF DISTINCTION
The Gentleman of Distinction Award celebrates a gentleman who has worked to create a stronger society that protects and encourages human flourishing through individual liberty, while also strengthening relationships and providing opportunities for women, men, and those they love.