CNN’s Carol Costello and Mindy Finn of Empowered Women discuss how liberal, conservative women see each other.
“We are absolute advocates for women’s opportunity and success,” says Finn, who worked on George W. Bush’s and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns before a two-year stint leading strategic partnerships at Twitter. At the same time, she says, the group wants to make sure it’s “preserving freedom, family, and free enterprise as priorities.”
The Empowered Women project, a nonprofit that launched a website Wednesday with a manifesto, is the brainchild of GOP political strategist Mindy Finn, who has worked for, among other things, Twitter and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
“One thing we all agree on is that there is more work to be done. It’s an exciting time to be discussing women’s rights, and we seek to give women who may feel underrepresented in the current conversation a chance to be heard,” Finn said.
–200+ women turned out for the launch of [Empowered Women] spearheaded by Mindy Finn (former Bush, Romney, Twitter) … Guests sipped on wine and mingled while listening to Rep. Barbara Comstock and Rep. Elise Stefanik.
I got involved because I agree with Mindy and other women that we certainly owe a debt to the women who fought for our right to vote, obtain schooling, work, etc. And I believe that we should acknowledge this rather than attacking left-leaning feminist leaders from organizations like the Feminist Majority Alliance, EMILY’s List, NOW, Ms. magazine, etc. That said, we as a movement acknowledge the centrality of the family and have important messages to convey about ways in which feminism over-revolutionized and in many ways contributed to the demise of the low-income family.