Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Diana, former chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow and director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. She served as chief of staff of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. She is the author of Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America and a columnist for MarketWatch. com. She received her B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College and her M.Phil. in economics from Oxford University.

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Romina Boccia

Romina is the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. Before working at Heritage, she was a policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum. She received her B.S. and her master’s degree in economics from George Mason University. Romina, who was born and grew up in Augsburg, Germany, currently resides with her husband in Clinton, Md.

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Hadley Heath Manning

Hadley is the director of health policy at the Independent Women’s Forum. She has been a National Review Institute Washington Fellow, and is a contributor to Doublethink Magazine and Red Alert Politics. She has a B.A. in economics and journalism from the University of North Carolina. She lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado.

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Sabrina Schaeffer

Sabrina is executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum. Previously she was managing partner of Evolving Strategies. She is the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, and a contributor to Forbes.com, The Hill, and Ricochet and a regular panelist on the Fox New Channel’s “Forbes on Fox” every week. She has a B.A. from Middlebury College and M.A.s in American history and politics from the University of Virginia. She is married with three children.

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Vicki Alger

Vicki is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. She has held education directorships at the Pacific Research Institute and the Goldwater Institute. Vicki received her Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Dallas, where she was an Earhart Foundation Fellow. She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and four stepsons.

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Julie Gunlock

“Julie Gunlock is the director of the Culture of Alarmism Project at the Independent Women’s Forum and the author of From Chemicals to Cupcakes: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back. Before joining IWF, Gunlock served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and on the staffs of Ohio Senators Mike DeWine and George Voinovich. She is married with three sons.

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Jillian Melchior

Jillian is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and covers energy and environmental issues. She also writes for National Review as a Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. She was a 2011 Robert Novak fellow for the Phillips Foundation, and is a graduate of Hillsdale College.

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Carrie Lukas

Carrie is managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum. She is the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, and a contributor to Forbes.com. She has a B.A. from Princeton and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University. She is married with four children.

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Patrice J. Lee

Patrice is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and Director of Outreach at Generation Opportunity where she works to promote economic opportunity for Millennials. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Tufts University and a master’s degree in international relations from Boston College.

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Charlotte Hays

Charlotte Hays is senior editor and director of cultural programs at the Independent Women’s Forum. She first joined the IWF in 1999 as editor of The Women’s Quarterly. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, the Washington Post’s “Book World,” and the Weekly Standard. Charlotte is also a coauthor of three humorous books on southern culture.

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