SFL Women’s Leadership Summit

Continuing off of our success at ISFLC, Women For Liberty has planned one-day, women’s-only leadership summit in Washington, DC this summer! The summit will be filled with workshops, lectures, and networking opportunities that focus on women’s
issues in the liberty movement and strategies for overcoming them.


What: Women For Liberty Leadership Summit
Who: Current Students and Young Professionals
When: Saturday, June 30, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: The Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University Law School in Arlington, VA
Registration$10, Register Here
What’s Included?: Your registration fee includes a full day of speakers and networking, as well as breakfast, lunch, and drinks at the evening social following the Summit.


As Women For Liberty, we believe that women today face a unique set of circumstances when navigating through academia, career opportunities, and within the broader liberty movement.  Women For Liberty aims to provide a forum for women to self-organize and connect with a strong network of support as they advance to higher ranks in the liberty movement.

Register Today!

If you would like more information on the Women’s Leadership Summit, please contact SFL’s Events Manager Kelly Jemison at kjemison@studentsforliberty.org.

Speaker Bios

Megan McArdle
Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Megan McArdle is a senior editor for The Atlantic who writes about business and economics. She has worked at three start-ups, a consulting firm, an investment bank, a disaster recovery firm at Ground Zero, and The Economist. Megan was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her checkered work history includes three start-ups, four years as a technology project manager for a boutique consulting firm, a summer as an associate at an investment bank, and a year spent as sort of an executive copy girl for one of the disaster-recovery firms at Ground Zero — all before the age of 30. While working at Ground Zero, Megan started Live From the WTC, a blog focused on economics, business, and cooking.  She has worked in various capacities for The Economist, where she wrote about economics and oversaw the founding of Free Exchange, the magazine’s economics blog.m Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. After a lifetime as a New Yorker, she now resides in northwest Washington, D.C.


Marty Zupan
President, Institute for Humane Studies

She joined the Institute for Humane Studies in 1989 as a vice president to help build new programs for aspiring policymakers, journalists, and filmmakers. In the mid-1990s she led an expansion of the Institute’s educational programs, and in 2001 she was appointed president of IHS. Prior to her career with the Institute, Marty was editor-in-chief of the monthly opinion magazine Reason. She has been published in several academic journals as well as The New York Times Book Review and the op-ed pages of newspapers.


Jo Kwong
Director of Economic Opportunity Programs, The Philanthropy Roundtable

Jo Kwong joined The Philanthropy Roundtable in 2010 as director of philanthropic services and now serves as director of economic opportunity programs. Prior to joining the Roundtable, Jo worked at the Institute for Humane Studies, the Capital Research Center, and the Property and Environment Research Center, where she frequently combined explorations of philanthropy and markets. Through her work at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation from 1990 to 2010, Jo developed a network of public policy think tanks around the world that embrace individual responsibility and opportunity. As Atlas’s vice president of institute relations, she advised and counseled think tank leaders in nonprofit development, organization, and management. Jo received her Ph.D. in natural resource economics from the University of Michigan and her Sc.B. in biology from Brown University.


Nena Bartlett,
Executive Director, Ladies of Liberty Alliance

Nena Bartlett is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Washington, DC upon completing her Master’s program in Diplomacy 5 years ago. She has worked at the Cato Institute and been involved with a number of political campaigns, most recently as the assistant campaign manager for her current boss, junior Senator Rand Paul. Nena is the executive director of the Ladies of Liberty Alliance and is active in her community as a founding member and Treasurer of DC Liberty Toastmasters, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of DC and the Vice President and Treasurer of the Norwich Alumni DC Chapter.


Cindy Cerquitella
Program Manager, Atlas Network

Cindy joined Atlas in 2006, She graduated from Hillsdale College, where she received a BA in Political Economy. Prior to attending Hillsdale, Cindy spent four years in Budapest, Hungary where her parents ran an International Christian School. Cindy serves as program manager of the Atlas Leadership Academy, a new program launching in 2012. She develops training programs, both online and in person to serve the needs of the Atlas Network. Throughout her time at Atlas she has worked closely with the think tanks that make up the Atlas Network, with a concentration on those in Canada in Europe.  Previously, she worked  part-time as the director of programs, planning events for Americas Future Foundation.