Young Women’s Leadership Summit Proves There’s Real HOPE for Our Future

If our name is not obvious enough, all of us at PolitiChicks strive to empower women (and men) in politics. So it was only natural that my podcast, TrendChat, would cover Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas.

The 4-day event had over a thousand women from across the country and featured a number of notable speakers including Carly Fiorina, Tomi Lahren, Ben Shapiro, and Laura Ingraham. The summit, which was focused on high school and college women, had panel discussions on social media as well as other topics and breakout sessions on everything from how to be an intern to how to defend capitalism on campus. It was a refreshing and encouraging event that served some much needed optimism concerning the next generation.

In this first segment are interviews with some of the speakers and attendees at #YWLS2017, beginning with the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA, Charlie Kirk, discussing the event and an overview of his organization. I also talked to Director of Prager Force, Devon Mirsky, about how PragerForce is engaging with college students under Prager University. I got a bit of a different perspective when speaking with Army Reserve Sergeant Jessica Forester, and finally I speak with sexual assault survivor and second amendment advocate, Kimberly Corban.

Listen to “Ep.38 – #YWLS2017 Part 1 With Charlie Kirk, Kimberly Corban, Devon Mirsky, & Jessica Forester” on Spreaker.

In this next segment are thoughts about a situation that happened during a Southern Baptist Convention. I talked with Leah Verdeck about “Bullets and Bombshells Gun Society” as well as Amy Robbins about Alexo Athletica and their partnership with EmPOWERed. I also spoke with the South Florida Field Director for Turning Point USA, Driena Sixto, on the growth of the chapters in the region and her contributions to HispanoPost.

Listen to “Ep. 39 – #YWLS2017 Part 2 Amy Robbins, Leah Verdeck, Driena Sixto & Thoughts on SBC” on Spreaker.

On Thursday’s podcast I spoke with Editor and Writer Keely Sharp about Eagle Rising, CEO Marissa Streit who told me about PragerU, and I spoke with Founder of EmPOWERed and the host of this year’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit, Antonia Okafor.

Listen to “Ep. 40 – #YWLS2017 Part 3 Antonia Okator, Keely Sharp, Marissa Streit” on Spreaker.

The final show of the week featured my interview with Atlas Society CEO, Jennifer Grossman. She gave her thoughts on the event and the great work Turning Point USA is doing in engaging with the millennial generation, in addition to discussing Christianity and Objectivism.

Listen to “Ep. 41 #YWLS2017 Part 4 – A Recap Of Last Week & Jennifer Grossman &” on Spreaker.

Brian Bledsoe

After years of living in total indifference to world of politics, repenting and believing in Jesus Christ in 2007 radically changed Brian Bledsoe's outlook on life. In early 2008 Brian sought to find a candidate that aligned closest to his new found faith and came to shocking revelation that none of the candidates of the party he blindly voted for the past 8 years matched up with his Christian values. So in 2008 he voted Republican for the first time and hasn't looked back since. Now Brian is a advocate not for party politics but for biblical principles that some would either consider conservative or maybe libertarian because he learned quickly that parties tend to have a problem sticking with their principles. Brian is a U.S. Army Veteran and has been a professional driver since 2005. He travels to volunteer for various organizations and campaigns looking to help in any way he can.

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