Sabrina Schaeffer

Executive Director

 

Sabrina L. Schaeffer is the executive director of the Independent Women's Forum.

She was the the managing partner of Evolving Strategies, served as the speechwriter for Senator George Voinovich of Ohio, the Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, DC, where she frequently served as a spokeswoman for the organization, and a member of the communications team for Bob McEwen's campaign in Ohio's second district. 

As a director at the White House Writers Group, Sabrina worked extensively on designing and orchestrating projects for a range of intellectual, government, and corporate clients on issues including energy policy, transportation policy, and telecommunication deregulation. While working for the White House Writers Group, she also acted as a liaison at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she helped launch "The Skilled Trades Initiative." 

Sabrina began her career in Washington as an assistant to former United Nations Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick at the American Enterprise Institute. 

She has commented on politics and political culture in publications such as Forbes, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, Foxnews.com, Philanthropy Magazine, National Review Online, Doublethink, Policy Review, Tech Central Station, and American Enterprise Online as well as on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and radio stations across the country. 

Sabrina received her M.A. in Politics from the University of Virginia, where she focused on media effects and political behavior. Her thesis utilized data from a survey experiment to explore how different message frames regarding social security reform impacted public opinion. Sabrina also earned an M.A. in American History also at UVA.

Sabrina currently lives in Arlington, VA with her husband Adam and their three energetic children.

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Recent Articles:

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


Big, Bad Bain Makes Feminist's Top 100 List

January 24 2012


New Hampshire Honors School Choice Week with a Bill of its Own

January 24 2012


Men and Women: Different Species?

January 8 2012


Gender Roles: Women Should Choose to Caucus

January 3 2012


The Dutch Feminist Phenomenon

December 13 2011


Self-Confidence Biggest Indicator of Female Leadership

December 8 2011


Real consequences to government workplace mandates & Lean Together book: • 1310 KFKA AM Colorado

August 18 2014


Should Iraqi’s get a stake in their nation’s oil reserves • Forbes on Fox

August 16 2014


Should companies mandate that employees take paid vacation time? • Forbes on Fox

August 16 2014


Republicans focus on improving economic standing of women • NewsmaxTV Mid Point

August 12 2014


Rule by Pen: WH looking to block overseas tax flight by U.S. companies • Forbes on Fox

August 9 2014


Gov't Largesse: Taxpayers paying some federal workers to "do nothing" • Forbes on Fox

August 9 2014


Are women breaking for Dems & big govt because that's the only msg they hear? • The BlazeTV Real News

August 8 2014


VA Fix: Is it designed to help unions more than veterans? • Forbes on Fox

August 2 2014


Should he resign? CIA Director Brennan snooping on Senate staffers • Cavuto

August 1 2014


Market Confidence? | More people entering the workforce and looking for jobs • Cavuto

August 1 2014


Modern Feminism: Democrats perpetuate the myth that society, our schools, and the workplace are inherently unfair to women and girls today • Bill Cunningham Show

July 30 2014


Winning women and debunking the 'War on Women' • WDUN Morning Talk with Joel Williams

July 30 2014


Are Democrats trying to lock women into a relationship with big gov't? • The Source w/ Ezra Levant

July 29 2014


Questions raised over airline safety after air disasters • Forbes on Fox

July 26 2014


Taxpayer dollars paying for corporate welfare overseas • Forbes on Fox

July 26 2014


ObamaCare: Fraudulent policies getting approved & getting subsidies • Forbes on Fox

July 26 2014


Drone Debate: Should we lift commercial drone ban & crack down on recreational use? • Forbes on Fox

July 12 2014


More Fraud: Is it time to tie in work requirements for food stamps? • Forbes on Fox

July 12 2014


Border Breakdown: Has corruption become a mainstay due to too big government? • Cavuto

July 8 2014


Finance Crackdown: Does Wall Street need reform? Who will it affect? • Cavuto

July 7 2014


Minimum wage hikes putting student jobs in danger • Cavuto

July 7 2014


Employer-based insurance is the real problem with American health care system • Cavuto

July 7 2014


Independence: Time to end employer & govt-provided health coverage? • Forbes on Fox

July 5 2014


Coincidence? Unemployment benefits fall just as jobs creation goes up • Forbes on Fox

July 5 2014


Debate Over Shaming Shoplifters: Right to expose those thieving? • Forbes on Fox

June 28 2014


Minimum wage laws have unintended consequences • Forbes on Fox (06.28.14)

June 28 2014


U.S. economy shrank in first qtr worst outside of a recession since 1960 • Forbes on Fox

June 28 2014


Political correctness gone too far? Patent office strips Redskins' trademark • Forbes on Fox

June 21 2014


Is the IRS involved in a "cover up" amid reports Lerner emails are lost • Forbes on Fox

June 21 2014


How will minimum wage hikes really impact workers? • Forbes on Fox

June 14 2014


Oil prices spike as Islamic militants seize more Iraqi cities • Forbes on Fox

June 14 2014


Job Creation: Why is the Keystone XL pipeline so hard to approve? • Cavuto

June 13 2014


U.S. growing more politically divided than in recent history • Cavuto

June 13 2014


Hillary's favorability slipping as her book redefines her as out of touch • Cavuto

June 13 2014


Prices Keep Soaring: Plan to fight prices spikes hitting consumers • Forbes on Fox

June 7 2014


Vouchers for Vets: Health care freedom for vets outside of broken VA system • Forbes on Fox

June 7 2014


What has modern feminism become? • The Vicki McKenna Show

June 3 2014


Economy shrinking for first time in 3 years, will spending help? • Forbes on Fox

May 31 2014


Govt needs to stop adding & start cutting regulations to help Americans • Forbes on Fox

May 31 2014


House advances plan to let schools opt out of broken lunch program • Forbes on Fox

May 31 2014


#YesAllWomen and feminism today, remembering Maya Angelou • To The Contrary

May 31 2014


Minimum wage hike will backfire on those intended to help • NewsmaxTV Steve Malzberg Show

May 27 2014


Tax dollars wasted to promote film bashing Koch brothers in the Capitol • Forbes on Fox

May 24 2014


Dr. Ben Carson welfare view draws cheers from "The View" audience • Forbes on Fox

May 24 2014


VA scandal a preview of what's to come with ObamaCare • Forbes on Fox

May 24 2014


Should our tax dollars pay for lawmakers to fly first class? • Forbes on Fox

May 17 2014


Do we already have enough money to fix our roads and bridges? • Forbes on Fox

May 17 2014


Gas tax • Big data • Employer mandate • Millennials & credit scores • Cavuto

May 14 2014


Consumers are being hit with food price hikes. What is causing it? • Forbes on Fox

May 10 2014


Is EPA becoming a "rouge agency" trying to block government oversight? • Forbes on Fox

May 10 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


With the War On Women, Is There Any "There" There?

September 18 2012


What’s the Strategy Behind the War on Women Mantra?

September 17 2012


Did 'Mom-in-chief' make her case?

September 5 2012


Pitting Ryan Against Women A Counterproductive Sideshow

August 15 2012


Does Obama's Bain ad go too far?

August 8 2012


Could Chris Christie be Romney's VP?

August 7 2012


Condi Rice on Romney's ticket would spark big change in 2012

July 13 2012


Wanted: Economic security, not summits: Obama patronizes women voters

June 29 2012


Supreme Court came down on the wrong side of liberty

June 28 2012