The Shriver Report is a nonpartisan initiative that raises awareness, ignites conversations and inspires impact around the deﬁning issues and fundamental changes facing modern women and their families and is a project of A Woman’s Nation ™
By convening influential voices and bold ideas from across the cultural spectrum, The Shriver Report works to:
- REPORT seismic shifts in American
culture and society affecting women
and their families.
- IGNITE high-proﬁle, high-impact national conversations about the status of American women.
- COMMUNICATE women’s shifting roles, evolving needs, and emerging power across all areas of modern life, in ways that are accessible, unexpected, and news-making
- CALL on our nation’s major institutions to recognize that women are now central to the key issues facing
the nation—and to respond by putting women at the center of their policies and practices.
The Shriver Report is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary look at how American families live and work today, giving clear insight into one of the most important social trends of our time: the emergence of women into all areas of society.
The Shriver Report’s Special Reports are a groundbreaking and award-winning series of book-length examinations of major transformational moments in American society affecting women and their families.
Our Special Reports combine research and analysis from the nation’s top academic institutions and think tanks with news-making national polls, captivating photography, and personal narratives from everyday Americans and government, corporate, faith, opinion, and media leaders.
Our Special Reports challenge thought-leaders, policymakers and the institutions that matter most in American life to update their policies, practices and perspectives in ways that reflect the realities of women and the modern American family.
We report facts that move people to act through:
- Partnering with leading academic, media, corporate and grassroots organizations, allowing its issues and findings to be communicated outside the usual channels of policy debate.
- Reporting on both the relevant problems and the meaningful solutions — public, private and personal.
- Approaching the conversations in a way that brings men into the conversation.
And through the following components:
- Comprehensive Special Reports
- The Initiatives
- Inspiring Filmmaking
- Probing Academic Research and National Polls
- Dynamic Events & Conversations: The Shriver Report LIVE
- Compelling Personal Storytelling
- Innovative Digital Platforms: ShriverReport.org
- Award-Winning Photojournalism
- Collaborative Partnerships
- Advisory Network
Our first two Special Reports chronicled the emergence of women as America’s primary breadwinners and caretakers.
- In 2009, A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, in partnership with the Center for American Progress, examined the national impact of women becoming fully half the U.S. workforce for the first time.
- In 2010, A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, revealed that women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. It used the lens of Alzheimer’s disease to examine the national impact of women’s role as unpaid caregivers.
Currently, The Shriver Report team is working on its latest Special Report. Scheduled for release in January 2014 and produced once again in partnership with the Center for American Progress, the new report will address the alarming economic insecurity of American women and their families.
National Advisory Committee members are national thought leaders who contribute to all aspects of our Special Reports based on their years of unique experience and expertise, helping to make them award-winning, ground-breaking, and solutions-oriented examinations of the status of the American women at transformational moments in history. Each member’s community of influence helps amplify our discussion, expanding The Shriver Report network’s reach from coast-to-coast, from University classrooms to the halls of Congress, from the White House to community-based organizations, foundations, businesses, government leaders, and families. As a member of the Advisory Network, participants are asked to involve their affiliated organizations in our research and content development, offer substantive guidance on issues, messaging, and strategies, and to help identify specific solutions that can address the needs of women and families today.
ShriverReport.org is a dynamic digital platform where women and men “report” from the front lines of their changing lives. It is becoming the go-to destination for inspiring information that moves us all forward in our changing world. The site features daily original content from everyday people and thought leaders, and focuses on issues and institutions that define women’s lives: work, family, education, money, health and men. The previous and current Special Reports serve as the cornerstones of the site, providing compelling data, research and analysis that validate the storytelling of our citizen reporters.
The Shriver Report is a nonprofit media initiative and, as such, written submissions to to ShriverReport.org are accepted on a voluntary, non-paid basis.
The Shriver Report Live is a series of special events, issue forums and roundtable conversations across the country that give voice to the women and men who are living on the front lines of our country’s economic and cultural shifts.
In January 2014, The Shriver Report partnered with The Atlantic to produce the Shriver Report LIVE in Washington, D.C. in association with the launch of our new Special Report. More information to come.
The Shriver Report leadership team is composed of media, political and cultural strategists, writers and producers who have a proven record of shining a bright light on cutting-edge issues in the mainstream of American culture.
Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor covering the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life. Since 2009, Shriver has produced a groundbreaking series of Shriver Reports that chronicle and explore seismic shifts in the American culture and society affecting women today. Shriver was California’s First Lady from 2003 to 2010 and, during that time, she spearheaded what became the nation’s premier forum for women, The Women’s Conference. Shriver’s work is driven by her belief that all of us have the ability to be what she calls Architects of Change — people who see a problem in their own life or the community around them, then step out of their comfort zone and do what it takes to create the solution.
A Woman’s Nation ™ is a 501(c)(3)
nonproﬁt organization founded
by Maria Shriver that imagines
a new way forward. Through its multimedia initiatives, A Woman’s Nation seeks to elevate
women and men, girls and boys, to a place of equality by creating a more conscious, compassionate, and caring culture where all lives and all work are respected, recognized, and valued.
The Shriver Report is an initiative of A Woman’s Nation™.