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Maria Shriver

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.

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
Celebrating 10 Years of Paid Family Leave in California – Spread the Word!
Parenthood is an utterly unique experience. I’ve been lucky enough to experience those firsts four times over and know that this awesome privilege includes a solemn responsibility: to raise healthy, conscious and compassionate children who will become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and parents themselves. But no matter how much we praise parenthood in our rhetoric, our current public policies — particularly those surrounding parental leave — haven’t kept up with the changing face of American families.  → Read More
I've Been Thinking...
I’ve Been Thinking: We Have An Indifference Problem
The other day when Pope Francis met with President Obama they talked about lots of things. But the line that stood out to me, is the Pope’s statement that one of the greatest dangers we face is that of indifference.  → Read More
I've Been Thinking...
Maria Shriver’s Advice for College Graduates
My daughter, Katherine Schwarzenegger‘s second book, “I Just Graduated … Now What?” comes out April 1 and I couldn’t be more excited or proud. I wanted to share an excerpt of the advice I share in the book.  → Read More
I've Been Thinking...
I’ve Been Thinking…You’re Not Alone, Tell Your True Story
I came back to Chicago because my good friend of 36 years, Oprah Winfrey, wanted to do a show for her OWN network with an audience of women living paycheck to paycheck and the gathering moved me deeply.  → Read More
I've Been Thinking...
I’ve Been Thinking…What is the Key to a Joyous Life?
The key to leading a joy-filled life comes from finding inner peace. So says His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I had the chance to speak with His Holiness and introduce him to a large gathering at The Forum this past week here in Los Angeles.  → Read More
A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink: Powerful and Powerless
Let me state the obvious: I have never lived on the brink. I’ve never been in foreclosure, never applied for food stamps, never had to choose between feeding my children or paying the rent, and never feared I’d lose my paycheck when I had to take time off to care for a sick child or parent. I’m not thrown into crisis mode if I have to pay a parking ticket, or if the rent goes up. If my car breaks down, my life doesn’t descend into chaos. But the fact is, one in three people in the U.S. do live with this kind of stress, struggle, and anxiety every day.  → Read More
What Can We Do to Reshape our Shifting World?
Welcome to the new, the go-to place for insightful, informative and impactful reporting from the front lines of women’s lives.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's
A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s by Maria Shriver
Alzheimer’s is an epidemic. Every minute or so—in fact, before you get to the end of this page—someone in this country will develop Alzheimer’s. Millions of people already have been formally diagnosed. Millions more are undiagnosed—or diagnosed with some form of dementia that could actually be Alzheimer’s. And with the 78 million baby boomers now moving into their later years, the cost of Alzheimer’s to American society is expected to be $20 trillion between now and the year 2050.1 That’s right—$20 trillion.  → Read More
A Woman's Nation Changes Everything
A Woman’s Nation
It’s a transformational moment in our history—much as the opening of the West, industrialization, the great 1960s civil rights campaigns, and the flowering of the Internet age have all irrevocably altered the fabric of American life. With working women now the New Normal, striving and succeeding in areas where they never have before, so many assumptions and underpinnings of our society are cracking open.  → Read More
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