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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:

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

Pot Calling the Kettle Sexist?

May 24 2012

Old (Energy) Habits Die Hard

May 24 2012

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

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Child-Care Problem

October 14 2016

Costs of Mandated Paid Leave & Better Alternatives • Stossel

October 7 2016

Paid Leave + What's Best for Women in the Workplace? • SiriusXM The Wilkow Majority

October 6 2016

Is the Creepy Clown Craze Getting Out of Hand? • Kennedy

October 6 2016

ObamaCare Blame Game • Kennedy

October 6 2016

Time to Hear More About Policy from Candidates in Next Debate • Kennedy

October 6 2016

Obama: "People Don't Give Clinton Credit...Because She's A Woman" • Your World

September 28 2016

Trump And Clinton Play To Their Own Sides Of The 'Gender Gap'

September 26 2016

What Policies Should Candidates Focus on in First Debate? • Newsman Prime

September 26 2016

Obama Raising Concerns Over Media Bias Towards Trump • Forbes On Fox

September 17 2016

Uber Rolls Out First Driverless Cars In Pittsburgh--Dangerous? • Forbes On Fox

September 17 2016

NSA Chief Wants Feds To Take Over Election Process • Forbes On Fox

September 17 2016

Trump's Childcare Plan "A Step In The Right Direction" • After The Bell

September 13 2016

Hillary's Health A Big Factor In Market Stability? • Your World

September 13 2016

Donald Trump Wants To Expand Educational Freedom • Forbes On Fox

September 10 2016

UN Control Over Internet Has Unconstitutional Concerns • Forbes On Fox

September 10 2016

Is The Media Wrong For Going After Tortorella Over Kaepernick? • Risk & Reward

September 8 2016

Chuck Todd Accuses Clinton Of Playing Defense After Foreign Policy Forum • Risk & Reward

September 8 2016

Is Trump Breaking Through His Poll "Ceiling"? • After The Bell

September 6 2016

Hillary Clinton's Controversies Keep Mounting • Forbes On Fox

September 3 2016

IRS Fails To Inform 1.1M Americans Their IDs Were Stolen, Time For Flat Tax? • Forbes On Fox

September 3 2016

CIA Investing In A Venture Capital Firm A Good Idea? • Forbes On Fox

September 3 2016

GAO: Federal Agencies' Rape Definitions Differ

August 23 2016

Differing Definitions Of Rape Create Opening For Misuse

August 23 2016

Presidential Election, Poverty, & Helping Women Achieve Success • To The Contrary

August 13 2016

Cost Of College And Drop Outs Skyrocketing • Forbes On Fox

August 13 2016

Libertarian Gary Johnson Vows To Replace Income Tax With Sales Tax • Forbes On Fox

August 13 2016

Clinton Or Trump's Connections To Russia More Concerning? • Forbes On Fox

August 13 2016

Clinton Vs. Trump On The Death Tax • Risk & Reward

August 11 2016

Is Trump's Child Care Tax Credit Proposal Enough To Win Over Women? • CNN Newsroom

August 9 2016

Trump Offers Child Care Tax Credit • Coast To Coast

August 8 2016

Hillary's Biggest Challenge: Can She Turn Out The Liberal Base? • Happening Now

July 25 2016

Will DNC E-mail Leaks Affect Voter Turnout In November? • Coast To Coast

July 25 2016

Presidential politics; sexual harrassement in the workplace + Fox News • PBS To The Contrary

July 24 2016

Ivanka Trump's Step In The Right Direction Bringing Up Women's Issues • CNN Newsroom

July 22 2016

Inside Donald Trump’s Strategy To Win Back Women

July 20 2016

Mike Pence Has Mocked Working Moms: ‘Sure, You Can Have It All’

July 19 2016

Pence Brings Health-Care Experience, Controversy to Ticket

July 19 2016

Could Justice Ginsburg Remain Impartial If Trump's Elected? • Coast To Coast

July 14 2016

Email Aftermath: What Do Republicans Hope To Achieve? • After The Bell

July 12 2016

What Do Americans Really Think Of Climate Change? • Forbes On Fox

July 2 2016

Big Government Prevents Market From Flourishing • Forbes On Fox

July 2 2016

Clinton Hits Trump On Economic Plan & Business Record • Coast To Coast

June 21 2016

Disney's Gator Problem + Should Facebook Regulate Violent Posts? • Risk & Reward

June 20 2016

Senate Pushes Gun Control, But We're Not Enforcing Laws On The Books • Risk & Reward

June 20 2016

What Do Background Checks Mean If FBI Doesn't Follow-Up? • MSNBC Live

June 19 2016

Obamacare Premiums Expected To Rise Again Next Year • Forbes On Fox

June 18 2016

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

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

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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