The Shriver Report – Dixie Noonan

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Dixie Noonan

Senior Advisor, A Woman's Nation

Dixie Noonan served as Senior Counsel and Director of Partnership Initiatives for A Woman’s Nation, where she led a number of initiatives that A Woman’s Nation was inspired to implement following its publication of The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. Dixie created and managed economic empowerment initiatives that are focused on improving women’s economic outcomes and financial capability. She is currently a member of the A Woman’s Nation Board of Directors.

Dixie first joined the A Woman’s Nation team as pro bono counsel on The Shriver Report from her post as Counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an international law firm where her work focused on financial services litigation and investigations. From 2009 to 2010, Dixie served as Senior Counsel to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, leading complex investigations on behalf of the United States government into the causes of the financial crisis of 2008. She previously served as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and as law clerk to the Honorable Morris S. Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

In her work on The Shriver Report and its related initiatives, Dixie combined her advocacy of and passion for improving women’s lives with her skill conducting inquiries into significant and complex issues.

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
Encouraging Men without Disempowering Women
Growing up in a conservative, religious family, the values learned, lessons experienced and relationships made through my church are of utmost importance to me. This religious foundation helped form who I am—a caring, thoughtful, inquisitive, loving woman who values the traditions and lessons that come from my Christian faith. However, one tradition has always irked me: In the church where I grew up, women are not allowed to hold leadership positions. A study by the Barna Group in 2009 found that only 10% of Protestant churches had a female senior pastor.  → Read More
Introducing the Shriver Corps
As we set about doing the work of building content for The Shriver Report over the past two years, we set some ambitious goals for our team. Not only would we strive to be a voice of urgency – identifying the precarious economic situation of a full third of American women as a problem worth solving – but to challenge ourselves and our partners actively to engage in solving this problem.  → Read More
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