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Common Sense and Civil Discourse in the Public Square.

February 16, 2023
Season 4 - Episode 4
Side Hustles and Empowering Women

Patrice Onwuka

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This week, #TheBassSisters talk with Patrice Onwuka, Director of the Center for Economic Opportunity, at the Independent Women's Forum (IWF). 

Patrice has written extensively on the impact that over-regulation has on the economic stability of America's middle and working-class families. 


American families are feeling the squeeze from out-of-control inflation. Patrice talks about how the Biden Administration may bring more grief to hardworking families by overtaxing low-income workers relying on the gig economy.

Patrice also talks about IWF's fight to ensure that protections for biological females are not erased. The fight is taking place on the sports field, in the classroom and local, state and federal governing chambers.

IWF is also working double time to support policies that protect youth. As the number of transgender-indentifying youth has nearly doubled in recent years, IWF is giving voice to those who feel silenced as they push back against the one-sided "affirmation-only" model that promotes experimental drugs and medically invasive surgeries. You must follow their Identity Crisis documentary

series. These are the stories the transgender movement does not want you to hear.

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Patrice Onwuka:

Patrice Onwuka is the director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum. Patrice co-hosts WMAL-FM’s morning show O’Connor & Company, the leading talk radio station in the DC area every Friday. Patrice is also a senior adjunct fellow with The Philanthropy Roundtable and a Tony Blankley Fellow at The Steamboat Institute. Patrice has worked in policy, advocacy, and communications roles in Washington, D.C. for more than a decade on issues related to the economy, employment, technology, philanthropy, and the criminal justice system. Prior to moving to Washington, Patrice served as a speechwriter for a United Nations spokesman. 

Patrice is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business News, and PBS programs. Her opinions have appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, Barron’s, CNBC, Bloomberg, and other national outlets. She hosts a column called the New Agenda for Black Women on and is a contributor to the Washington Examiner and The Hill. 

Born in the Caribbean, Patrice immigrated with her family to Boston where she grew up and completed her education. Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Tufts University and a master’s degree in international relations from Boston College.

Patrice resides in Maryland with her husband and three children.

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