Photo left to right: Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women board chairman Michelle Easton stands alongside president Kimberly Begg at the Center’s College Women’s Luncheon on Feb. 23, 2024, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC.)

Vision of the Luce Center’s New President is to Help Young Women Flourish as Women: as Gracious, Courageous, Conservative Women

March 13, 2024


HERNDON, Va.—The new president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women is a product of the Center’s work educating, mentoring, and promoting conservative women.

Kimberly Begg is an attorney with nearly 25 years of non-profit experience. A wife of 20 years and the mother of five children, she is a published author and speaker who serves on several non-profit boards. For nearly 15 years, she served on Young America’s Foundation’s staff, most notably as vice president and general counsel, overseeing the Foundation’s legal and planned giving departments.

Begg was 20 years old when she attended her first Luce event—a luncheon at a conservative college conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by Luce founder and president, Michelle Easton—in 1997. “All the women at the conference were invited,” Begg recalls, “but there were so few women at the event, that we all fit around the same table!”

“In the early days of the Conservative Movement, we had a hard time recruiting women,” recalls Easton. “That’s why I founded the Luce Center in 1993. I knew if we could reach young women directly, without the filter of leftists on campus or in the media, we could empower them to embrace American values that would benefit them and their families.”

With the Luce Center’s support, Begg hosted a conservative lecture on her Rutgers University campus and continued her involvement with the Center after college. As a young professional, she attended the Luce Center’s Conservative Women’s Network events. Before long, Easton began asking her to speak to interns and students at the Center.

“I noticed that the Luce Center’s speaking invitations often came when I was pregnant,” Begg recalls. “How wonderful it was to be involved with an organization that was seeking to promote marriage and motherhood to young women!”

Begg will become president on March 13, 2024. Easton will work closely with her as board chairman.

“It’s an honor to help prepare young women for conservative leadership in a world that is increasingly woke, atheistic, and hostile to traditional American values,” says Begg.

“My vision as president of Luce is to help young women flourish as women: as gracious, courageous, conservative women. I want to help our students grow in wisdom and virtue; to embrace their femininity; to appreciate freedom; to fulfill their duties to God, family, community, and country; and to collaborate with men and women to spread truth and goodness in the world.”