The Shriver Report – Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is CEO/Executive Director and Co-Founder of MomsRising. Started in May 2006, MomsRising is an on-the-ground and online organization with 1 million members working to increase family economic security, end discrimination against women and mothers, and help ensure all children can thrive.  Rowe-Finkbeiner has been involved in public policy and grassroots engagement for more than two decades and has received numerous accolades for her work. She is also a frequent public speaker, media contributor, host of the program “Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (Powered by MomsRising),” and an award-winning author of books and articles on subjects including women’s equality, civic engagement, and economic security.

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
What Women Need
Breaking Through the Maternal Wall: The Time is Now
It’s time. It’s time to talk about motherhood, and our changing nation, front and center. It’s time to talk about the fact that 81% of women in America have children by the time they’re forty-four years old, yet too often the adverse economic impact of motherhood is hidden and ignored. It’s time to talk about the fact that our labor force is now 50% women for the first time in history, that three-quarters of moms are now in the labor force (and half are primary breadwinners for their families), and yet our public policies haven’t caught up with what modern women need now. After all, when women and moms succeed, our nation–including our national economy– succeed.  → Read More