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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:

Are Voters Ready for a Female Trump?

March 8 2017

Why We Can Applaud Women's Success Every Day -- Not Just Election Day

November 8 2016

Parenthood Sheds Our Cloak of Narcissism

September 29 2016

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

Trump's important first step toward paid leave • NPR Morning Edition

May 26 2017

Will Americans start opting out of certain airlines with recent fiascos? • Forbes On Fox

May 6 2017

Lack Of Focus On Working Class Americans To Blame For Hillary Loss • Forbes On Fox

May 6 2017

Will Trump's Tax Reform Even Happen? • Coast To Coast

April 18 2017

Shaping the Conversation: A Discussion About Paid Family and Medical Leave • AEI

April 4 2017

Mike Pence honored with "Working for Women" award

March 23 2017

IWF defends giving Mike Pence “Working for Women” Award

March 23 2017

Environmentalists Upset at President Trump's Proposed EPA Budget Cuts • Forbes on Fox

March 20 2017

President Trump's Plan to Slash Foreign Aid & UN Funding Sparks Debate • Forbes on Fox

March 20 2017

Jonathan Gruber Calls GOP Healthcare Bill "A Scam" • Forbes on Fox

March 20 2017

U.S. Trade Gap Hits 5-Year High in January • Forbes on Fox

March 13 2017

VP Pence to Make GOP Healthcare Sales Pitch in Louisville, KY • Forbes on Fox

March 13 2017

A Day Without a Woman • Kennedy

March 9 2017

"A Day without a Woman Protests" Underway • Your World with Neil Cavuto

March 9 2017

Focus on Obamacare Replacement as President Trump Backs Tax Credits • Forbes on Fox

March 6 2017

President Trump Accuses Obama of Wiretapping • Forbes on Fox (03.04.2017)

March 6 2017

Russia Questions Distracting from President Trump's Economic Agenda? • Coast to Coast

March 5 2017

Focus on Pres Tax Cut as U.S. Falls to Record Low in Economic Freedom • Forbes on Fox

February 18 2017

New Focus on Use of Taxpayer Money as Dems Push Anti-Trump Legislation • Forbes on Fox

February 18 2017

President Trump Delivers Remarks at Boeing Plant • Coast to Coast

February 17 2017

Since When Is Being a Woman a Liberal Cause?

February 12 2017

New Debate Erupts Over Social Security Benefits • Forbes on Fox

February 6 2017

President Trump Suggests He'll Cut Federal Funds to Berkeley • Forbes on Fox

February 6 2017

Women’s March On Washington: What Makes Someone A Feminist?

January 21 2017

Are Americans Likely To See Real Tax Reform With Incoming Administration? • Your World

January 18 2017

Will Donald Trump's Business Experience Help Or Harm Americans? • Forbes On Fox

January 14 2017

L.L. Bean Made Liberals' Black List For This Silly Reason • Forbes On Fox

January 14 2017

CA Plan To Fight Trump Administration On Immigration, Criminal Justice • After The Bell

January 4 2017

Donna Brazile Wants Compromise, Should Trump Consider? • Risk & Reward

January 3 2017

Should We Stop Funding The UN? • Forbes On Fox

December 31 2016

Is There Jealousy Of President-Elect Donald Trump? • Coast To Coast

December 30 2016

United States Not In Top 20 Of Countries To Do Business--Surprised? • Forbes On Fox

December 24 2016

President Obama's Last Christmas Present: Banning Off-Shore Drilling • Forbes On Fox

December 24 2016

Will Bigger Government Solve Global Terrorism? • Forbes On Fox

December 24 2016

Stocks Soaring Since Election Day-Will It Last? • Forbes On Fox

December 10 2016

Central Goal: Give Individuals More Control Over Healthcare Dollars • Forbes On Fox

December 10 2016

Time: Trump President-Elect of "Divided States Of America"

December 7 2016

Media Focus On Wealth Of Pres-Elect Trump's Cabinet Picks • Forbes On Fox

December 3 2016

Report: $108B In Student Loan Debt To Be "Forgiven" • Forbes On Fox

December 3 2016

Are Democrats Out Of Touch? • Coast To Coast

December 2 2016

Solving Conflict Of Interests Comes With Reigning In Government • Forbes On Fox

December 2 2016

How Will The New Administration Cut The Federal Budget? • Forbes On Fox

November 26 2016

Will Trump Dismantle Iran Nuclear Deal? • Forbes On Fox

November 26 2016

New Push To Simplify Federal Tax Code • Forbes On Fox

November 26 2016

Fed Expected To Raise Rates Next Month: Are They Too Powerful? • Forbes On Fox

November 19 2016

Will Trump's Infrastructure Plan Include Rolling Back Regulations? • Forbes On Fox

November 19 2016

Americans Voted Against Progressive Policies in 2016 • Coast To Coast

November 18 2016

Bill Clinton's Behavior Doesn't Reflect Well On Hillary • After The Bell

October 19 2016

Are Wikileaks E-mails Fair Game In Debate? • After The Bell

October 19 2016

Walmart Raised Their Minimum Wage, Should All Businesses Follow? • Happening Now

October 18 2016

Short-Term Rentals Could Turn Our Communities into Commercial Zones

April 12 2017

A Day Without Women, A Defamation of Men

March 8 2017

Secretary of Opportunity

February 10 2017

About The "Women's" March: Political Debate Is Healthy, But it Requires Honesty

January 19 2017

Being a Business Man isn't the Problem: Big Government Is

January 12 2017

The Evolution of Feminism

January 5 2017

Why Child-Care Preferences Of Parents--Not Politicians--Should Prevail

October 26 2016

Rebranding Requires More Than A Fresh Coat Of Paint: Why The New Hillary Is Just More Of The Same

June 23 2016

Why The Collective "Yawn" Over Hillary Clinton?

June 9 2016

Hillary And History: The Meaning Of The Clinton Nomination

June 8 2016

The Women On The Train: Women, Stress, And The Workplace

April 13 2016

Rethinking The Role Of The First Spouse

March 22 2016

Dear Always: Emoji Are Not A Major Problem For Women

March 16 2016

Americans’ Anger Is Real, But So Are the Solutions

March 15 2016

All Is Not Fair Game In Politics

March 11 2016

Obama's Pay Equity Fallacies And Fiats

February 17 2016

What Women Really Want to Talk About

February 4 2016

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

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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