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Sabrina Schaeffer

Executive Director

Sabrina L. Schaeffer is the executive director of the Independent Women's Forum. Since her mother sent her Wendy Shalit’s A Return to Modesty while in college, she’s been borderline obsessed with persuading other women that a culture of liberty and responsibility is good for everyone, women in particular.

Sabrina has extensive experience in communications, from behind the scenes to in front of the camera. She has conducted sophisticated academic and applied research on persuasion, speech writing in the U.S. Senate, communications at a major non-profit, public relations at a D.C. consulting firm, and media relations in a primary campaign.

But by far her most formative work experience was her first, as a young assistant to Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick while at the American Enterprise Institute. Ambassador Kirkpatrick taught her more than a thing or two about being a real feminist.

Sabrina received an M.A. in Politics as well as an M.A. in American History from the University of Virginia, where she focused on the early Republic (history) and media effects and political behavior (politics), conducting a message experiment exploring how different arguments for social security reform impacted public opinion.

Sabrina has commented on politics and political culture in publications such as Forbes, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, Foxnews.com, National Review Online, Policy Review, and American Enterprise Online.

Sabrina is a regular on TV news programs - you can catch Sabrina every Saturday at 11am on Forbes on Fox, and every week on Fox Business’ After the Bell.

 

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Recent Articles:

What Boston Gets Right About Pay Equity

February 2 2016


Persuasion Requires Being Personal Not Passionate

December 17 2015


Meredith Vieira, I want to Calm Your Fears about the Wage Gap

April 30 2015


House of Cards Gets Entitlement Policy Right but Messaging All Wrong

March 4 2015


Why Being FLOTUS Isn't So Bad

December 11 2014


Learning How to Work is Hard To Do

December 10 2014


The Good Wife is All Bad When it Comes to Sexual Assault on College Campuses

November 12 2014


Has Feminism Jumped the Shark?

October 22 2014


On Anniversary of 19th Amendment White House Message to Women is Still one of Victimhood

August 27 2014


Paternity Leave Not a Silver Bullet For Fathers

August 20 2014


Mother of the Gender Gap Dotty Lynch Passes Away

August 18 2014


GOP Puts Forth a New Women's Package

August 4 2014


What We Learned About Modern Feminism From Santa Barbara

June 2 2014


The Fictitious Holiday Based on a Faux Statistic

April 7 2014


CPAC: Why Conservatism is Right for Women

March 10 2014


Can There Be Any Love Between Hollywood and Conservatives?

March 1 2014


Valentine's Day Gifts Speak To The Infantilization Of Women

February 14 2014


Are Children the Source of Your Misery?

January 15 2014


More on CHS, Gender Differences, and Libertarian “Feminists”

January 13 2014


The Real Story Behind Hollywood's Villain

January 7 2014


Budget Solution that's a Policy and Political Win

December 11 2013


The Pink and Pretty Culture Is Under Attack Again

November 4 2013


The Only Energy Boom is Coming from Oil and Natural Gas

November 4 2013


Poor Miley Cyrus is Confused about Feminism

August 26 2013


Cuccinelli: My Opponent Needs to Talk about Spitzer, Weiner, and Filner...

August 21 2013


Beauty Pays...Or Does it Hurt?

May 29 2013


Election Aversion is a Girl Thing

March 4 2013


Don’t Pile on Mayer: Telecommuting isn’t a One-Size-Fits-All Policy

February 26 2013


Dowd Jumps on Anti-Sandberg Bandwagon

February 25 2013


There Are Two Sides to Every Story

February 22 2013


Businesses Are Already Changing the Workplace for Women

February 21 2013


The Battle of the Wage Gap

February 19 2013


Why we Care about that Pesky Little "Wage Gap" statistic…

February 13 2013


Excuse Me, Darden...Let Me Clarify

February 7 2013


Hey "Lefty Feminists" You Didn't Hear a Word!

January 23 2013


Big Labor Making Big Headlines

January 18 2013


Mr. Higgins' America

January 7 2013


The Grinch who Stole the Easy-Bake Oven

December 5 2012


McMorris Rodgers Represents a New Kind of GOP Leader

November 1 2012


Clinton and I See Eye to Eye on Work-Life Balance

October 19 2012


More Out of Touch Hollywood Starlets

October 15 2012


Democrats Turn Their Back on Israel...Again

September 6 2012


C-SPAN Viewers Not all Created Equal!

August 20 2012


Women's Figures Reveals the Real Economic Progress of Women in America

July 24 2012


Andrea Mitchell Misses the Mark

June 20 2012


Down Economy Leads to Drop in Family Wealth

June 12 2012


Obama's Pivot from Hope to Fear

May 29 2012


Pot Calling the Kettle Sexist?

May 24 2012


Old (Energy) Habits Die Hard

May 24 2012


ThinkProgress's Distorted View of Equality

May 22 2012


New IA Voicemails: Critics Question Cruz Camp's Tactics, Honesty • CNN Newsroom

February 5 2016


American University’s Conservative Feminists Receive Backlash

February 4 2016


Establishment Brawl, Trump's NH Ground Game, HRC's Hit On Speaker's Fees • After The Bell

February 4 2016


“Oxymoronic”: Liberal AU Students Can't Tolerate "Conservative Feminism" Event

February 4 2016


What Happens If Hillary Loses IA & NH? • Coast To Coast

January 28 2016


Hillary, The Candidate Of Women — And Hypocrisy

January 25 2016


“Toddler Wage Gap”: Sandberg Says Inequality Starts With Kids’ Chores

January 25 2016


Sanders' Surge In Polls Sparks Debate Over Spending Plans • Forbes On Fox

January 23 2016


Students Ask Gov To Forgive $164M In Loan Debt • Forbes On Fox

January 23 2016


President Obama Is Not Following Own Advice On Executive Branch • Forbes On Fox

January 23 2016


Trump endorsed by Palin & Supreme Court Hearing On Executive Actions • After The Bell

January 19 2016


Democrat & Republican Clash: We Should Be Concerned When Debate Stops • Forbes On Fox

January 16 2016


Will Criminal Justice Reform Worsen The Drug Culture? • Forbes On Fox

January 16 2016


Will Fixing The Tax Code Fix Our Country's Problems? • Forbes On Fox

January 16 2016


Hillary Will No Longer Use "Illegal Immigrants" + Who Will Win SC GOP Debate? • Risk & Reward

January 13 2016


Is Your State Heading Into An Economic "Death Spiral"? • Forbes On Fox

January 9 2016


Calls Grow To Halt Refugee Program Due To Increase In Arrests • Forbes On Fox

January 9 2016


Impact of President Obama's Gun Control Executive Action on Mothers • Cam & Co

January 6 2016


House GOP Sending Bill Repealing ObamaCare to President's Desk • CNN Newsroom

January 6 2016


GOP Tone Deaf On Gun Control? • Cavuto Coast To Coast

January 5 2016


RPT: First Of 17 Gitmo Detainees To Be Released • Forbes On Fox

January 4 2016


Revealed: NSA Spied On Israeli Leaders & US Congressmen • Forbes On Fox

January 2 2016


NY Cigarette Tax Revenue Plunges $400M After Tax Hike • Forbes On Fox

January 2 2016


What Can We Expect At Last GOP Debate Of 2015? • After The Bell

December 14 2015


World Leaders React To Trump's Muslim Ban Proposal • Forbes On Fox

December 12 2015


College Presidents Raking In Millions, Graduate Salaries Lagging • Forbes On Fox

December 12 2015


Chris Christie Gains In New Hampshire • Cavuto Coast To Coast

December 11 2015


Trump Unapologetic About Controversial Muslim Proposal • Risk & Reward

December 9 2015


Female Shooter In CA Pledged Allegiance To ISIS • Forbes On Fox

December 5 2015


NYDN Rips GOP For Offering "Prayers" To CA Shooting Victims • Forbes On Fox

December 5 2015


French Ambassador: Blame "Radical Islam," Not Unemployment • Forbes On Fox

November 28 2015


Terrorism Vs. Global Warming: Biggest Threat? • Forbes On Fox

November 28 2015


New Law: Gov't To Seize Your Passport If You Owe Taxes • Forbes On Fox

November 28 2015


Denying Climate Change & Shutting Down "Sexts" • Third Rail

November 14 2015


Global Protests For Student Loan Forgiveness • Coast To Coast

November 12 2015


Talking Taxes At FBN Debate • After The Bell

November 11 2015


Jeb Bush: "Im Going To Be Better" In FBN Debate • CNN Newsroom

November 10 2015


China Burning More Coal Than Previously Disclosed • Forbes on Fox

November 7 2015


TRUMP: Fed Keeping Interest Rates Low To Help Obama • Forbes on Fox

November 7 2015


Obama Slips To 3rd On Forbes' "World's Most Power People" • Forbes On Fox

November 7 2015


What Candidate Is Most Trustworthy? • Cavuto Coast To Coast

November 5 2015


FNC Suspends February Debate On NBC • The Lead

October 30 2015


Paul Ryan’s family time demand: A stand for young families

October 22 2015


The False Comparison Between ‘Paid Family Leave’ and Paul Ryan’s ‘Family Time’

October 22 2015


Paul Ryan prizes family time, opposes family leave

October 21 2015


Jennifer Lawrence And Equal Pay In Hollywood + Overparenting • To The Contrary

October 18 2015


Hillary Clinton: Don't Vote for Fiorina Just Because She's a Woman

October 15 2015


How Carly Fiorina's Candidacy Is Helping the Republican Party — Even If She Doesn't Win

October 12 2015


Democrats Court Minorities • CNN Newsroom

October 9 2015


Harvard Business School study: Women don’t want top-level jobs

October 1 2015


Success Is Never Enough For Some 'Feminists,' Including Sheryl Sandberg

January 25 2016


Politics Isn't Polite, And That's OK

January 20 2016


Do Political Debates Change Elections? Yes.

November 17 2015


How Candidates Win The Public Court Of Opinion: Making Politics Personal

October 26 2015


A Teaching Moment: How Paul Ryan Will Get What He Wants In The Workplace

October 21 2015


Principle is more important than gender when it comes to public office

October 16 2015


Target missing the mark with gender sign changes

August 20 2015


The Gender Bias That Just Isn't There: Voters Are Ready For A Woman President Who Fits Their Ideology

April 21 2015


Pure Politics: Myth of Equal Pay Day

April 14 2015


Obama's Renewed Push For Paid Leave Is A Raw Deal For Women

January 20 2015


My Family's Health Plan Was Cancelled And ObamaCare's One-Size-Fits-All Doesn't Fit Us

December 2 2014


How Obsessing About Bad Men Reinforces Their Behavior

November 17 2014


Chivalry Is Dead, Long Live Feminism

October 30 2014


How Republicans Are Peeling Women Away from Democrats

October 21 2014


What Microsoft’s CEO Gets Right about Workplace Culture

October 10 2014


Democrats' big government solutions don't provide answer to women's problems

September 9 2014


President Obama Uses Back Door To Force Equal Pay

August 8 2014


‘Run Liz Run’: Stuck in the Age of Folk

July 23 2014


Women & Funding: The Gross Misconception Over "Gender Differences"

July 23 2014


Minimum Wage Hike Feels Good Now, But Will Lead to Long-Term Pain

June 3 2014


What We Learned About Modern Feminism from Santa Barbara

June 3 2014


What Monica Lewinsky Understands About Feminism That Others Don't

May 29 2014


Engage, Disrupt, Win: How Republicans Can 'Finally' Win Women Voters

April 29 2014


The Fictitious Holiday Based on a Faux Statistic

April 7 2014


Valentine's Day Gifts Speak To The Infantilization Of Women

February 14 2014


Determination, Not Title IX, Brought Women to the Olympics

February 13 2014


When It Comes To Addressing Women In The SOTU, Obama Will Double-Down On Government-Knows-Best

January 28 2014


The Shriver Report: Too Often Over-Bearing Government Is Women's Worst Enemy

January 14 2014


Hillary Clinton Rumor Mill

January 6 2014


Four Significant Moments for Women in 2013

December 31 2013


How to Combat the "War on Women" Narrative

December 6 2013


Business Must Stop Coddling Women In The Workplace

December 4 2013


We Need a New Attitude Toward Health Insurance

November 5 2013


Libertarian Billionaires Paying For Daycare Won't Bridge The Science Gender Gap

October 10 2013


GOP decision to drop networks only tunes out voters

August 16 2013


The Gender Delusion

August 15 2013


Backlash: Will more high-profile women in public office discourage others from following?

August 9 2013


Commercialization of 'Lean In' has turned message on its head

July 29 2013


Conservatives Have A 'Women' Problem, That Can Only Be Fixed With Gender Politics

July 10 2013


Out-Spent, Out-Numbered, Out-Researched: The Power Of Progressive Women's Groups

April 25 2013


Straight talk about the wage gap

April 9 2013


Why Does Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Anger Lefty Feminists So Much?

March 7 2013


The Unsung Problems Within The Family And Medical Leave Act

February 20 2013


Obama Takes a Dark View of Women’s Opportunity in America

January 21 2013


'Dear Abby,' We Still Need You

January 21 2013


It's Insulting To Women To Complain That President Obama Isn't Hiring Any

January 13 2013


Will the Whining Ever Stop? How Telecommuting Helps Us All

December 11 2012


Easy on the Easy Bake

December 11 2012


Will the Wealthy Bite Back at the GOP?

December 10 2012


What Does the President's Reelection Mean for Gasoline and Electricity Prices?

November 13 2012


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