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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:

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

Turns Out Healthy Eating is Affordable

May 17 2012

Men Make Choices Too

May 15 2012

Hackers remotely take control of car • Forbes on Fox

July 25 2015

Trump's comment on student loans sparks debate • Forbes on Fox

July 25 2015

President Veto bill to strip funding to sanctuary cities • Forbes on Fox

July 25 2015

WH overtime rules push • Cavuto Coast-To-Coast

July 20 2015

Cars funded by taxpayers for elected officials • Forbes on Fox

July 11 2015

Jeb Bush: "Work longer hours" • Forbes on Fox

July 11 2015

New docs on admin targeting political enemies • Forbes on Fox

July 11 2015

US Navy Triples Maternity Leave, Air Force Looks to Follow Suit

July 11 2015

Hillary to share in $60 MILLION cash bonanza from pro-abortion campaigners as they launch massive effort to turn Washington female and pro-choice

July 10 2015

Women in Hollywood making strides, still lag behind men

July 8 2015

Aetna CEO: Gov is now biggest customer • Forbes on Fox

June 27 2015

OPM director grilled on data breach • Forbes on Fox

June 27 2015

Terror in Tunisia, Kuwait, and France • Forbes on Fox

June 27 2015

Should gender be sole reason women are put on currency? • Stossel

June 25 2015

2 trends driving today’s women’s movement: Men and money

June 25 2015

WH may hire czar for Iran nuke deal • Forbes on Fox

June 20 2015

How to make DC a champion for taxpayers • Forbes on Fox

June 20 2015

Conservatives frustrated by GOP’s drop in working women’s votes

June 20 2015

Conservatives: Lack of Focus on Working Women Hurts GOP's WH Chances

June 20 2015

War on Women? Why These Two Women Leaders Think That’s ‘Absurd’

June 19 2015

Bill banning internet access tax • Forbes on Fox

June 15 2015

Free trade bad deal for Baltimore? • Forbes on Fox

June 13 2015

Bill Clinton on criticism: "We're used to it" • CNN Newsroom w/Carol Costello

June 12 2015

Employee Compensation Remains in a Holding Pattern

June 10 2015

Where Are All the Conservative Women? Meet Them Here

June 8 2015

Obama: U.S. "most respected country on earth" • Forbes on Fox

June 6 2015

TSA fails security tests by undercover agents • Forbes on Fox

June 6 2015

How political beliefs affect what women want in the workplace

June 4 2015

Conservative Women’s Summit Aims to Set the Agenda

June 3 2015

Carly Fiorina hammers Hillary over her record on "equal pay" • Forbes on Fox

May 30 2015

Spike in crime and impact on economy • Forbes on Fox

May 30 2015

Hillary Clinton & Carly Fiorina 2016 • Dana Show

May 29 2015

2016 elections & Rand Paul wanting to rebrand GOP • CNN Newsroom w/Carol Costello

May 27 2015

Al Sharpton daughter suing NYC for $5M over "sprained ankle" • Forbes on Fox

May 26 2015

Obama: climate change "serious threat" to nat'l security • Forbes on Fox

May 23 2015

Does new drama television condone affairs? • Fox & Friends

May 21 2015

Hillary's gender politics • CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello

May 20 2015

Privatize Amtrak?/Alibaba counterfeit problem/Sharpton shakedowns • After the Bell

May 18 2015

Wife Bonuses, advice for college grads, and more... • Bill Cunningham Pt 2

May 18 2015

Wife Bonuses, advice for college grads, and more... • Bill Cunningham Pt 1

May 18 2015

POTUS accused of sexism with Sen. Warren comments • Cavuto

May 13 2015

New plan: Cut IRS budget by amount it wastes • Forbes on Fox

May 9 2015

Climate change plans for disaster relief? • Forbes on Fox

May 9 2015

WH may use exec action to close Gitmo • Forbes on Fox

May 9 2015

Democrats push for $12 min wage • Forbes on Fox

May 2 2015

Iranian patrol boats take actions against US cargo ships • Forbes on Fox

May 2 2015

Baltimore riots spark debate over monitoring social media • Forbes on Fox

May 2 2015

Congressman urging moms to end street violence after riots • Your World

April 29 2015

Should CVS rebuild after Baltimore riots? • After the Bell

April 28 2015

Adultery website investor controversy • Forbes on Fox

April 25 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

If You've Got It, Flaunt It

November 12 2012

Lessons Learned

November 9 2012

Election Crystal Ball

November 6 2012

An Unbalanced Conversation about the Pay Gap

October 29 2012

Binders and Blinders

October 18 2012

The So-Called ‘Women’s Vote’ is Beside the Point

September 24 2012

Woman is Ever Fickle and Changeable

September 19 2012

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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