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,, 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:

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

My Two Cents: Keep Gloria Allred at Bay

November 7 2011

This is Not the Way to Honor Veterans

November 7 2011

The Bloom has Fallen off the Obama Rose

November 4 2011

All Conservatives Are Not Sexual Harassment Deniers

November 3 2011

Unmarried Women: Economic issues will drive women to the polls • Happening Now

April 16 2014

Should Government be spending tax dollars on training NASA how to lobby? • Forbes on Fox

April 12 2014

Outrage growing over Mozilla's CEO losing job over his personal views • Forbes on Fox

April 12 2014

IRS Targeting: Time to give Lerner "immunity" to find out what she knows? • Forbes on Fox

April 12 2014

What is the truth behind the left's push to close the so-called wage gap? • Bill Cunningham Show

April 12 2014

Control for important factors and the wage gap shrinks to almost nothing • KGBT 4 News

April 9 2014

Faulty statistic used to convince women of massive wage discrimination to justify more govt • WJLA

April 9 2014

Those on the left use "Equal Pay Day" to push misleading statistics • KXII News 12 CBS

April 9 2014

Equal Pay Myth: So what is the truth behind the so-called wage gap • CNN Situation Room

April 9 2014

The 77 cent wage gap talking point is grossly misleading and inaccurate • WZTV

April 8 2014

What would the "Paycheck Fairness Act" actually do? • Vicki McKenna Show

April 8 2014

Why the President's executive orders, a provision of the "Paycheck Fairness Act," are hollow promises for equal pay • Lars Larson Show

April 8 2014

How will laws sold on basis of equal pay really effect women? • MSNBC Reid Report

April 8 2014

Will the President's executive orders really advance equal pay? • WSJ Live Lunch Break

April 8 2014

Paycheck Fairness Act is less about the wage gap and more about politics • Post TV

April 8 2014

Pres. Obama's executive orders will not advance equal pay for women • Special Report

April 7 2014

Equal Pay Play: An honest conversation about the real numbers behind the wage gap • Bloomberg TV Street Smart

April 7 2014

Will a one-size-fits-all federal minimum wage hike boost the economy? • Forbes on Fox

April 5 2014

Tragedy Strikes Ft. Hood Again: Is it time to change the policy on bases? • Forbes on Fox

April 5 2014

Will raising the minimum wage really have a beneficial impact on women? • Fox & Friends

March 30 2014

ObamaCare Ad Blitz: Federal, state govts spending $684 M to promote law• Forbes on Fox

March 29 2014

Government Land Grab: EPA making themselves at home in your home • Forbes on Fox

March 29 2014

Are religions sexist? Marriage declining, divorce climbing • PBS To The Contrary

March 28 2014

ObamaCare costs ballooning well over Obama's $900 billion estimate • Your World

March 28 2014

Are religions sexist? Marriage declining, divorce climbing • PBS To The Contrary

March 28 2014

CPAC and why conservatism is right for women • KFKA AM Colorado

March 10 2014

Why Conservatism is Right for Women • CPAC

March 8 2014

Should WH act like private sector & give Sebelius the boot? • Forbes (03.08.14)

March 8 2014

Is it time to cut military spending? • Forbes (03.08.14)

March 8 2014

Political Junkies CPAC Special • HuffPost LIVE

March 6 2014

Dividing America: Dems using class warfare to pit Americans against each other • Varney

March 6 2014

Hollywood should focus on how private property is critical to economic growth • Forbes

March 1 2014

Is political class warfare rhetoric leading to threatening crimes? • Forbes

March 1 2014

What Women Want: What happens with women who want to work under ObamaCare • Fox & Friends

March 1 2014

Government Mandating Food Labels: Can you legislate someone into being healthy? • Cavuto

February 25 2014

U.S. taxpayers still on the hook for "green" U.S. car maker Fisker • Forbes

February 24 2014

Should government be involved in passing bills allowing teachers to spank kids? • Forbes

February 22 2014

HHS Secretary claiming "no evidence" ObamaCare is hurting jobs • Forbes

February 22 2014

Questioning the effectiveness of the stimulus on 5th anniversary of its signing • Cavuto

February 17 2014

D.C. is the only place in the U.S. with "positive" confidence • Forbes on Fox

February 15 2014

New "green" rule may spike electric bills by 80 percent • Forbes on Fox

February 15 2014

Why does a slight wage gap between genders exist? What can we do about it? • The Sound of Ideas NPR

February 13 2014

Rife with fraud, the Farm Bill is a disaster it's corporate welfare for the rich • Cavuto

February 10 2014

Should edible marijuana products be banned? • Forbes

February 8 2014

Will the health care law cut middle-class Americans' incomes? • Forbes

February 8 2014

Poverty, misleading wage-gap statistics & ObamaCare's economic impact • The O'Reilly Factor

February 7 2014

Schaeffer • Raising Women Out of Poverty & Feminist Infighting • To The Contrary (02.02.14)

February 2 2014

Schaeffer • Regulations soar in 2014, Stop coddling kids • Forbes (02.01.14)

February 1 2014

Schaeffer • The SOTU, Obama Will Double-Down On Government-Knows-Best • Viewpoint (01.28.14)

January 28 2014

Schaeffer • Republicans reversing Dems’ ‘war on women’ to regain votes” • The Voice of Russia

January 27 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

Will ObamaCare ruling send a message to feminists?

June 28 2012

Will the Arizona decision boost Obama?

June 25 2012

STEM Title IX Before it Hits the Classroom

June 18 2012

Super PAC Influence Overblown?

June 14 2012

Obama is No Friend to Small Businesses

May 22 2012

Who Should Romney Tap for Understudy?

May 16 2012

Obama Can Thank "Julia" for His Drop in the Polls

May 16 2012