Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Smart Girl Summit 2010

Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
This past week, I had the privilege of attending the 2nd annual Smart Girl Summit, hosted by Smart Girl Politics in the Crystal City section of Arlington, Virginia.

This being a political season during which many Democrats are fearful of even admitting their own party affiliation (much less their "accomplishments"), I felt incredibly grateful to be a part of this amazing, powerful group of conservative women. That line I so frequently uttered during 2008 came to mind often during the two day conference: the sleeping giant has awakened.

Yes ma'am, I do believe it has. With a vengeance.

Teri and Stacy, co-founder/founder of SGP
The summit was attended by approximately 200--mostly women, although conservative smart guys most certainly were welcome, and encouraged to attend. Smart Girl's founder Stacy Mott, and co-founder Teri Christoph, outdid themselves this year with an impressive list of event speakers and panel discussions. Conservative blogger and radio commentator Dana Loesch, kicked off the event on Thursday, followed by panel discussions covering a whole gamut of related subjects. During the course of the two day event, we heard from speakers like the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney--Liz Cheney, the lovely Republican ladies from Congress--Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) and Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Marjorie Dannenfelser (founder and President of the Susan B. Anthony List), Leslie Sanchez (author, We've Come A Long Way Maybe, and one of my new favorite people), S.E. Cupp (author, Losing Our Religion), and many others.

Anita MonCrief
The theme of the event was the very purpose of Smart Girl Politics: Engage. Educate. Empower. They did not disappoint--every speaker and every panel stayed right on theme and those who were there walked away feeling more confident than ever that this is the year of the conservative woman.

Perhaps, for me, the most moving part of the entire event was Thursday evening when we were able to screen Steven Bannon's "Fire From The Heartland". A new documentary that is focused on the awakening of the conservative woman, this movie explains to America what exactly it is that we believe, and why we so strongly hold to those beliefs. SGP's Lori Zigato has written a wonderful review of the movie that documents the venom now being spewed by the feminist left in response to the movie, and this growing movement of conservative women. Their pathetic attempts at mockery are rather amusing, to say the least. 

S.E. Cupp
If you're a woman of any age and wish to join with an amazing group of classy conservative girls, I suggest you visit Smart Girl Politics and become a member. It costs you nothing, and puts you in touch with thousands of women who hold to the same beliefs you do. Over the last two years, SGP has grown from a small group of 60 to a group nearly 18,000 strong and we're not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. November is coming, but after that comes 2012...we're in the fight for our nation's very life, and we're in it to stay--it's an exciting time to be an American. So, come join us. You won't be sorry. 

**a very special thanks to SGP's own KathyMac who provided the photos. She'll have many more to come on Flickr very soon. 

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