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Victoria R. Coley

Vice President Communications

Victoria is IW’s P.R. guru, helping get IWF’s information and educational messages out to as wide an audience as possible. She creates and manages complex, targeted communications strategies with the flexibility to respond to fluctuating news cycles.

Victoria’s been working in the communication field for more than a decade: She began her career at Fox News Channel as a producer and later also served as coordinator of the network's Washington booking unit. She landed numerous interviews with political heavyweights and newsmakers, and coordinated breaking news coverage both in the bureau and in the field. She’s been a part of the PR team at a leading advocacy organization. And, as a regional manager at Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Victoria produced online-steaming advertising and promotional videos.

In her work for IWF, Victoria has secured experts interviews in about all the national news powerhouses.

Victoria was the founding president of The Rotaract Club of Annapolis, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Annapolis, and she is a Paul Harris Fellow. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Clemson (graduating as a cum laude), where she was also a two-time All-American club lacrosse player.  Today she’s also busy with her two young children, which means she’s learning a whole new set of communication skills!

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Recent Articles:

IWF Statement on Efforts to Eliminate the Electoral College

IWF Leads Coalition Letter Against a New Payroll Tax and New Paid Leave Entitlement Program

SOTU Statement: President Trump Requires Us To Look With New Eyes At Old Problems

Independent Women's Forum Joins Coalition Calling on President Trump to Stop the FDA's Regulatory Crackdown on E-Cigarettes

Independent Women's Forum Testifies Before Colorado General Assembly House Finance on Paid Leave

Statement: Texas Judge's Ruling Against the Affordable Care Act Is Common Sense

Independent Women's Forum Joins Coalition in Support of Tax Reform 2.0 Legislation

Independent Women's Forum Joins Coalition Supporting Efforts to Modernize Regulations on Broadcaster Programming

Independent Women's Forum Hosts Women's History Month Celebration with Vice President Pence, Sen. Ernst

IWF Signs Coalition Letter: Proposed Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel

Press Call Advisory: Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Marco Rubio Statements on New, Common Sense Social Security Paid Leave Approach

IWF Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Stop CFPB Rule Curtailing Short-Term Consumer Loans

Julie Gunlock Testimony Before US Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel

Statement: Trump's Christmas gift to Americans, tax bill allows workers to take home more $

Statement: Senate Passes a #GoodDealForWomen, One Step Closer to Much-Needed Tax Relief for All

Statement: Independent Women's Forum on House Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, #GoodDealForWomen

Release: Independent Women's Forum Testifies Before House Committee on Paid Leave

Statement: Senate one step closer to delivering on taxes, paid leave & ACA's individual mandate

Release: Kellyanne Conway, Mark Steyn, Diane Hendricks Honored at IWF's Annual Awards Dinner

Statement: House Passes Tax Bill That's A Win For Women & Families

Statement: Why the White House Tax Plan Is A Win for Women

Podcast # 94 How can women navigate football season?

Statement: The Trumps Promote Modern Policy Solution to Provide All Families With Relief

Independent Women's Forum joins a large coalition urging President Trump to rescind Congress' special ObamaCare exemption

Advisory: Working for Young Women: Changes and Challenges in Today's Workplace panel discussion

Event Advisory: How Public Health Guidance Often Harms the American Public | June 29

Release: Independent Women's Forum Leadership Changes

Release: Patrice Lee Onwuka Joins Independent Women's Forum as Senior Policy Analyst

Advisory: IWF Announces 2017 Women LEAD Summit Lineup and Agenda

Advisory: The Future is Now: School Choice and Other Reforms in 2017 Book Event and Panel Discussion

Statement: Feminist Groups, Democratic Lawmakers, and Individuals Like Sheryl Sandberg Continue to Use Faulty Wage-Gap Statistic to Promote Equal Pay Day

Media Advisory: Feb. 16 Food and Fear Panel presented by Washington Univ., Monsanto, and IWF

Statement: Trump SCOTUS Appointee Will Look To Words Of Founders, Not Impose Own Policy Preferences

Advisory: Jan. 11 Lunch Panel | What's Next For Paid Leave in D.C.?

Press Release: Carly Fiorina Named 2016 Barbara K. Olson Woman of Valor

Release: 19 Congressional Members Support IWF's Working For Women Commonsense Commitment

Release: Straight Talk About Child Care

Straight Talk About Child Care

Event Advisory: Do We Still Need The Middle Class? | 10/27 Washington, DC

Release: Independent Women's Forum Launches Reasonable Moms

Statement: Labor Dept. Rule Mandating Paid Leave Ignores That Workers Will Pay Price

Release: An Economic Plan to Help Young Americans - Particularly Young Women

Straight Talk About Paid Leave

Personal Care Accounts vs Universal Paid Leave Mandates

Release: 84% of Voters Support Personal Care Accounts, Prefer Over Universal Leave Mandates

Statement: IWF Remembers Phyllis Schlafly, A Fearless, Indomitable Leader

Statement: Trump's Call for $10 Minimum Wage Would Backfire on Business and American Workers

Statement: Free-Market GMO Experts are Critical of GMO Bill

Claudia Rosett Joins Independent Women's Forum as Foreign Policy Fellow

Advisory: IWF Announces 2016 Women LEAD Summit

Statement: Is Shameful Politics Impeding Public Prevention Against Zika?

Press Call: Working For Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women’s Lives

Event Advisory: Women Fighting on the Front Lines

STATEMENT: The Toxic Lies Behind Jessica Alba’s "Honest" Booming Baby Business

IWF Awards the Honorable Barbara Comstock 2015 Woman of Valor

Video Release: Straight Talk About Health Care | #MeetBeth

Cosmopolitan Lists Lean Together As Top Political Book Every Woman Should Read

Independent Women's Forum Filed Amicus Brief in Support of Little Sisters of the Poor

JCN National Women's Coalition Recruits Female Entrepreneurs to Defend Free Enterprise

Statement: Netflix's New Baby Benefits Demonstrates How Rapidly The Workplace Is Changing

Do Women Respond To Messages About Workplace Regulation?

What Do Women Really Want In The Workplace?

Statement: Equal Pay Day: A Trojan Horse for Horrible Policy

IWF Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Draft and Pass Comprehensive Tax Reform Bill Now

Statement: Butter Meltdown: New Evidence Shows Government Dietary Recommendations To Avoid Butter Are Bogus

IWF Signs Coalition Letter Calling on Congress to Preserve and Enhance Intellectual Property Rights for Americans

Statement: Scientific Body Finds Chemical BPA Poses No Risk To Any Age Group

Statement: Measles Back With A Vengeance

Statement: SOTU, President Obama Perpetuates the Myth That Women Are Underdogs In Need of Big-Government Assistance

Statement: President Obama's Paid Leave Push Isn't A Magic Cure All

Statement: Fresh Stable Of Women Lawmakers Come To Capitol Hill

Statement: Women Want A Shake-Up At The Congressional Budget Office

Press Release: The Honorable Marsha Blackburn & Human Rights Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali Named 2014 Women of Valor

Women of Valor [2014]: Photos

Women of Valor Gala [2014]: Program

Women of Valor Remarks [2014]: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Women of Valor Remarks [2014]: Congressman Marsha Blackburn

Women of Valor Remarks [2014]: Sabrina Schaeffer

Statement: "War on Women" Rhetoric Has Run Its Course, Americans Want an End to Gender Politics

Healthcare Solutions Week: Next, Better, Health Care Reform [10/13-10/17]

Advisory: 9/17 NYC LEAN TOGETHER book party, A positive agenda written for women by women

Advisory: LEAN TOGETHER Book Discussion, A positive agenda written for women by women

Book Release: LEAN TOGETHER - Concrete policy solutions to challenges facing women & families

Transcript from Press Call: Milton Friedman Legacy Day: How Educational Freedom Benefits Women and Girls

Press Call Advisory: Role of Government in Education and Women's Unique Interest in Improving Education Policy

IWF Signs Letter Urging Department of Education to Reconsider New Rule Proposal

Statement: July 17 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Hearing

Independent Women's Forum signs coalition letter urging Congress to act on comprehensive tax reform without shortcuts or gimmicks

Statement: Supreme Court Ruling in the Cases of Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood

Advisory: Straight Talk Panel on "Rape Culture" and Sexual Assault

Statement: Time To Rethink How Title IX Is Being Enforced On College Campuses

Media Advisory: IWF Movie Night: Dog Days

Statement: IWF Applauds Congress's Move to Relieve Schools of Broken Lunch Program

RELEASE: Schaeffer Testimony, Senate Budget Cmte: Expanding Economic Opportunity for Women

Media Advisory: Independent Women's Forum to Testify at Senate Budget Hearing on Why the "Paycheck Fairness Act" Isn't Fair and Won't Create Equal Pay

Statement: Democrats' Pledge to Boost the Federally-Mandated Minimum Wage is Counterproductive to Helping Families on the Brink

Transcript from Press Call: Why raising the minimum wage is still a bad idea

Press Call Advisory: More Economic Growth – Not Raising the Minimum Wage – is the Real Key to Rising Wages and More Opportunity

IWF Joins Coalition Letter Opposing Federal Ban on Internet Gambling

MAY 1 NYC EVENT: From Helicopter to Hazmat Parenting

Statement: White House Concedes Wage Gap is a Myth, 77 Cent Talking Point Inaccurate

Statement: Senate Democrats Use A Fictitious Holiday - "Equal Pay Day" - To Push A Misleading Bill - The "Paycheck Fairness Act" - With A Hollow Promise to Women

Transcript from Press Call: Why President Obama's executive orders and the "Paycheck Fairness Act" won’t advance equal pay

Press Call Advisory: Why President Obama's executive orders and the "Paycheck Fairness Act" won’t advance equal pay

IWF Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Giving Control of the Internet to UN-like Group

IWF Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Giving Away Control of the Internet

Statement: Independent Women’s Forum Supports Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties

EVENT: Vision, Policy, and Politics: A Preview of the 2014 Debate

Independent Women's Forum Amicus Brief in Support of Hobby Lobby/Conestoga

Press Call Advisory: IWF Files Amicus Brief on the Basis of Women's Health and Employment Freedom

Independent Women's Forum Responds to President Obama's Fifth State of the Union Address

Independent Women's Forum Responds to The Shriver Report

Statement: Latest ObamaCare Expansion of Exemption Leaves Cancelled Americans in Same Bind

Release: Real Life of Julia: Campaign Illustrates Julia's Life Under ObamaCare

Statement: More Economic Opportunity is the Key to Rising Wages

Statement: Supreme Court Hearing Challenge Over ObamaCare Contraception Mandate

Don't Miss Doubleheader Cocktail Party Celebrating the Release of Julie Gunlock and Charlotte Hays' Books

New Book: From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Is Making Us Afraid of Everything -- and How to Fight Back

Media Advisory: Genetically Modified Foods, Truth About Labeling

Release: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Named Woman of Valor

Statement: Exchange Enrollment Picks Up as Drop Cycle Begins

Advisory: Mad Women Debate, Battle of the Sexes

AEI & IWF DEBATE: How to Boost Boys’ Educational Performance

Statement: IWF Calls on Mayor Bloomberg to Drop Continuing Efforts to Limit Americans' Food and Beverage Choices

Event | Breadwinner Moms: Truth Behind the Trend

Statement: One Year After SCOTUS' ObamaCare Ruling, Various Constitutional Questions Remain

Statement: President Obama's Energy Plans Will Ignite Catastrophe

Women To Alarmists: Knock It Off!

NEW POLL: Women Tell Alarmists: Knock It Off!

Release: Free-Market Coalition Highlights Negative Impact of Carbon Tax

Media Advisory: Women's Group Action on Capitol Hill Marks Equal Pay Act At 50 Years

Release: Independent Women's Forum Leads Coalition Calling Out False Alarmism

Statement: White House Budget Embraces Deficit Spending and a Government-Direct Economy

Statement: Equal Pay Day: Women are Not Shortchanged

Statement: Lady Thatcher Was a True Heroine

Straight Talk About the Wage Gap

Video Release: It's Time For Straight Talk About the Wage Gap

Statement: Press Hyperventilating About Non-Reviewed Salt Study

Release: ObamaCare's Broken-Promises Birthday

Release: Tale of Two Charts: What the Washington Post's Ryan Budget Chart Didn't Show

Statement: New York City's Sugary Beverage Ban Takes Effect

Advisory: Independent Women’s Forum Hosting Culture of Alarmism Panel at CPAC

Statement: President Obama's EPA Nominee Will Encourage Higher Energy Costs

Statement: IWF Not Cheering House Passage of VAWA

Panel Event | Scared to Death: A Culture of Alarmism

Statement: President Obama inappropriately uses SOTU to convince women the workplace is sexist and that they are all Victims

Statement: VAWA Foundations are Flawed and the Law is Desperate for an Overhaul

Release: Gayle Trotter's Full Senate Hearing Testimony "What Should America Do About Gun Violence"

Media Advisory: IWF Brings Women Component to Senate Gun Hearing

Ahead of SEC Nomination IWF Releases a "Binder of Women Candidates for High Office"

Statement: President Obama Seeks to Limit Women's Capability to Fight Back Against Attackers

Statement: More Women in Senate Likely to Result in Higher Taxes, Bigger Government, Less Freedom

Statement: ObamaCare Tacking on Fee After Fee (Or Is It Tax After Tax?)

Statement: Twinkie-Gate.. Union Intransigence Adds to Crippling Unemployment Rolls

Statement: New House Conference Chair is a Firebrand for Conservative Women

Statement: Women Are Not Hearing the Conservative Message

Statement: Another Government Intervention: D.C. Considers Policing Beverage Choices

Statement: "War on Women" is Out of Ammunition

Statement: Women Weary as Economy Remains Lukewarm

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack Accepts the 2012 Women of Valor Award

California Soda Tax Will Not Curb Obesity

Statement: Government Pops Assault on Soda & Calories

Media Advisory | EVENT: Liberty is No War on Women

Statement: IWF Stands With Hobby Lobby Against Mandate

New Book Debunks The “War on Women”

Statement: IWF Applauds Mitt Romney's Vice President Pick

HHS Mandate: Infographic and Statement

Supreme Court Upholding Health Care Reform Sets Dangerous Precedent

Statement: Title IX | Pitting Genders Against One Another

Daily Caller: Test your knowledge on health care reform

QUIZ: What do you really know about the new health care reform law?

HealthReformQuestions.com Launches | Test Your Knowledge

EVENT: Policy Forum | 40 Years of Title IX

Statement: Government's sweeping assault on calories

Statement: "Wage Gap"' Offenders

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