Published on: January 23rd, 2020

Mollie Hemingway: Conservative Woman of the Year

By Krystina Skurk

Hillsdale in D.C. Senior Journalism Fellow Mollie Hemingway has been chosen by the Clare Booth Luce Center for Conservative Women as their 2019’s Woman of the Year.

Surrounded by students, supporters, and close friends, Mollie accepted her award on December 9, 2019. The award recognizes her accomplishments, her avid involvement in the conservative movement, and her courageous endeavors to expose the Left’s hypocrisy, according to the Center for Conservative Women.

Mollie Hemingway is the author of the bestselling book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court.” The book is a thoroughly researched account of how the left attempted to sabotage the judicial nominating process during Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist, a well-known conservative online publication where she frequently writes pieces criticizing the media for blatantly biased journalism. Hemingway is also a regular contributor on Fox News, often appearing on Special Report with Bret Baier, as well as others. Hemingway also teaches a class on journalism to undergraduate students participating in the Washington Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP).

The Center for Conservative Women is an organization dedicated to providing a conservative woman’s perspective on current policy issues. Their programs and materials stress “the importance of moral values, strength of character, academic excellence, integrity and a strong work ethic.” They are committed to fostering young leaders by providing opportunities for mentorship and education.

Other winners of Woman of the year are KT McFarland, Monica Crowley, Michelle Malkin, Katie Pavlich, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, and Kellyanne Conway. According to Center for Conservative Women President Michelle Easton, Mollie was chosen this year because she is a great model for conservative women.

“She courageously exposed the Left’s divisive attack against Kavanaugh in her new book and remains fiercely bold in writing, on camera, and in person. Mollie is confidently conservative and a refreshing reminder that women do not need to succumb to radical feminism to be successful,”

Hemingway stated that “The Center for Conservative Women encourages young women to prepare for success in their academic environment and in the careers that they launch shortly thereafter.”

At Hillsdale College in Washington, D.C., we congratulate Mollie on this worthy achievement.

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit