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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:

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


Losing Freedom is Something Everyone Should Be Angry About

March 12 2012


Obamacare food stamp side effects • Cavuto

April 23 2015


Financial system broken?/Big companies too big to evolve? • After the Bell

April 20 2015


U.S. giving into Iran?/New "Gateway" for Keystone Pipeline? • After the Bell

April 20 2015


Here we go again: Fannie Mae's new first-time homebuyer plan • Forbes on Fox

April 18 2015


Hillary Clinton ties to Wall Street in Focus • Forbes on Fox

April 18 2015


Equal Pay Day & War on Women Pt 2• Bill Cunningham

April 15 2015


Equal Pay Day & War on Women Pt 1• Bill Cunningham

April 15 2015


Independent Women's Forum: 'Equal Pay Day' Is a 'Fictitious Holiday'

April 14 2015


Equal Pay Day: Women in the Workplace • HuffPo Live

April 14 2015


Obama Declares Equal Pay Day, Despite History of Paying Women Less

April 14 2015


Hillary Clinton's Presidential Announcement; Wage Gap; College Hookup Culture • PBS To The Contrary

April 12 2015


Sen. Reid has no regrets over false Romney tax claim • Forbes on Fox

April 11 2015


Medicare fraud in focus mind Sen. Menendez scandal • Forbes on Fox

April 11 2015


Iran accuses WH of "lying" about nuke deal • Forbes on Fox

April 11 2015


Candidate Rubio?/GOP Civil War/College for Kindergartners • Kennedy

April 8 2015


Middle class getting snared/Shakedown on salt • After the Bell

April 7 2015


Campaigning for tech $/Best place to start a business? • After the Bell

April 7 2015


CA mandatory cut in water usage • Forbes on Fox

April 4 2015


WH promises to slash carbon emissions • Forbes on Fox

April 4 2015


Iran nuke deal sparking debate • Forbes on Fox

April 4 2015


The new women warriors: Reviving the fight for equal rights

April 2 2015


Market headed for trouble? • After the Bell

March 26 2015


Mid East conflict spooking oil mkt?/Obama facing blowback from Bergdahl • After the Bell

March 26 2015


Fallout from Fracking Regs/"Operation Choke Point" Regs • After the Bell

March 24 2015


"Violent" reaction to rate hike?/FEMA gets picky with funding • After the Bell

March 24 2015


"War on Women": Democrats say it's back, while Republicans say it's over.

March 22 2015


EPA targeting BBQ, Showers • Forbes on Fox

March 21 2015


Concerns over WA government pot shop • Forbes on Fox

March 21 2015


‘WAR ON WOMEN’? A MEME IN SEARCH OF VICTIMS

March 19 2015


GOP Women Declare War on Women Over

March 17 2015


Republican women say ‘War No More,’ but the men keep shooting their mouths off

March 16 2015


Concerned Women for America: The 'War on Women' Is Over

March 16 2015


Saudis sign nuclear deal with S.Korea ahead of possible U.S.-Iran deal • Forbes on Fox

March 14 2015


ISIS launching its own social media network • Forbes on Fox

March 14 2015


Has the media turned on Hillary Clinton? • The O'Reilly Factor

March 13 2015


Interest rate debate/Miami theme park mall/If not Hillary, who? • After the Bell

March 11 2015


Sabrina Schaeffer Discussing IWF, War On Women & ObamaCare • Cam & Company

March 8 2015


Financial "House of Cards" • Cavuto

March 4 2015


Nasdaq bubble? • After the Bell

March 3 2015


Did Netanyahu win over the public?/Tax hikes by Executive Action? • After the Bell

March 3 2015


Poll: Global terrorism bigger threat than global warming • Forbes on Fox

February 23 2015


Lawmaker: first two years of public college free • Forbes on Fox

February 21 2015


Hillary Clinton's campaign team anti-business? • Forbes on Fox

February 21 2015


Hillary Clinton campaign team/Reigning in Wall Street pay • After the Bell

February 17 2015


Weak economy in wake of snow storm? • After the Bell

February 17 2015


IRS chief apologizes for seizing business bank accounts • Forbes on Fox

February 16 2015


Lawmakers divided on war powers request • Forbes on Fox

February 14 2015


Q'doba Valentine's Day gimmick/New agency to handle cyber security? • Cavuto

February 10 2015


Will cutting emergency unemployment benefits hurt the job market? • Forbes on Fox

February 7 2015


Will oil layoffs affect job numbers?/FCC's plan to regulate internet • After the Bell

February 5 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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