The Shriver Report – Watch “The Atlantic” Presents The Shriver Report LIVE
Watch “The Atlantic” Presents The Shriver Report LIVE

On Wednesday, January 15th, The Atlantic presented “The Shriver Report LIVE.” Held in Washington, D.C., the full-day event brought the latest Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink to life as thought leaders, activists and real women came together on stage to discuss important issues affecting women on the brink and the children who depend on them.

Here are videos from the event:

9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks: See video above

  • Elizabeth Baker Keffer, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher – Live Events, Atlantic Media; President, AtlanticLIVE
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
  • Maria Shriver, Founder, The Shriver Report

9:18 AM Reflection: Joan Chittister, Benedictine Sister, Co-Chair, Global Peace Initiative of Women

Voices: Zooming in: Who are the Women on the Brink?

  • Barbie Izquierdo
  • Melissa Ortiz
  • Christina Nahar
  • Almeta Keyes

9:26 AM Conversation: Why Are Women on the Brink?

Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

  • Rosa DeLauro, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CT)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich, Author, Nickeled and Dimed
  • Carol Gilligan, University Professor, New York University

9:46 AM Video: “Photos of Women, By Women”

  • Barbara Kinney, Photojournalist

10:00 AM Conversation: Why Does it Matter that Women are on the Brink?

Moderated by: Megan Beyer, Regular Panelist, PBS To the Contrary

  • Nadine Burke-Harris, Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness
  • Ai Jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College

10:38 PM Spoken Poetry: Women on the Brink in Verse

  • Lovely Umayam, Poet, WriteGirl

10:41 AM Conversation: How Can Women Push Back from the Brink Now?

Moderated by: Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor, NBC Today

  • Patsy Doerr, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
  • Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder, Families and Work Institute
  • Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami Dade College

11:24 AM Interview and Video: Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Mayor, Riverdale, GA

  • Moderated by: Molly Ball, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

11:44 AM Keynote Interview: Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

  • Moderated by: Hanna Rosin, National Correspondent, The Atlantic

12:07 PM Networking Lunch Break

1:00 PM Spoken Poetry: Introducing the Role of Men

  • Kane Smego, Poet

1:03 PM Conversation: What About the Men?

Moderated by: David Gregory, Host, Meet the Press

  • Kathryn Edin, Author, Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City
  • Michael Kimmel, Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Tony Porter, Co-Founder, A Call to Men

1:38 PM Video: The Lives of Men

1:39 PM Conversation: A Nation Reimagined: A New Way Forward

  • Moderated by: Michel Martin, Host “Tell Me More”, NPR
  • Melissa Boteach, Director, Half in Ten and Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
  • Catherine Emanuelle, City Council Member, Eau Claure, WI
  • Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities,  Brookings Institution
  • Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President for State and National Programs, AARP

2:14 PM Break

2:25 PM Video: HBO’s “Paycheck to Paycheck”

  • Introduced by: Karen Skelton, Editor-in-Chief, The Shriver Report

2:30 PM Keynote Interview: Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senate

  • Interviewed by: Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

2:50 PM Voices: Zooming in: Who are the Women on the Brink?

  • Saru Jayaraman

2:52 PM Conversation: What I Wish I Would Have Known. What I Need Now.
Moderated by: Molly Ball, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • Greisy Genao, Sadie Nash Leadership Project
  • Kelsey Erstein, Sadie Nash Leadership Project
  • Al-Jannah Tasneem Jackson, Sadie Nash Leadership Project

3:02 PM Conversation: Innovative Models for Pushing Back
Interviewed by: Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

  • Kirsten Lodal, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LIFT
  • Anne Mosle, Vice President, The Aspen Institute; Executive Director, Ascend
  • Kasim Reed, Mayor, Atlanta, GA
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

3:37 PM Closing Conversation

  • Deepak Chopra, Author
  • Maria Shriver, Founder, The Shriver Report
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, The New America Foundation

4:29 PM Closing Performance: “Everything You Are Is Beautiful”Garrison Starr

4:35 PM Concluding Remarks

  • Elizabeth Baker Keffer, Senior Vice President and Group Publisher – Live Events, Atlantic  Media; President, AtlanticLIVE

Event schedule is subject to change. Video of the event will be posted as soon as it becomes available.


The Shriver Report aims to ignite conversations about our modern realities, however comments that are obscene, sexually explicit or include hate speech will be removed.
  • Craig Worley

    I love Marie , I hope you do too. Craig

  • 1BillionWomen

    What an amazing morning! Thank you Maria

  • Jennifer Gilhool

    Divorce is down because you cannot afford to divorce. Be careful with statistics. At the end of the day if the United States truly values family then it needs to put real money behind into supporting families. Paid parental leave, affordable and quality day care, co-operative parenting organizations that provide day-to-day and emergency support to parents at every economic level. Education about the costs and benefits of parenting. Men has led institutions — civil society, academia, business & government — for our entire history. Oppression of men is hard to wrap my head around — because they have the power. Men of color less power but women deal with this every day at every income level.

  • Jennifer Gilhool

    It is a myth to think that men do no want flexible work arrangements. Men want to be engaged and they want FWA. Fact is that high potential men and women want FWA. Catalyst Data.

  • Jennifer Gilhool

    Leaning in is half a story. If women lean in to their careers and the men in power in corporations are immovable then the women lean in and eventually fall over. Sandberg started a conversation but telling women what to do is old news. It is time to bring the white male power structure to account for their gender bias. You want to see a real leader in this area, look to further than Muhtar Kent at Coca-Cola. Sandberg is adding very little to this conversation in terms of moving it from a woman’s issue to a business issue. Women are a business imperative — US per capita GDP could rise as much as 5% if we simply equalized the number of women to men in the formal economy. Source; World Economic Fund

  • Jennifer Gilhool

    Come on Maria — make this a real conversation. Women on the Brink — get Katrina Alcorn, author Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink and Lis O’Donnell author Mogul, Mom & Maid.

  • Jennifer Gilhool

    Women make up the majority of the informal economy. This means they work for free or they work as domestics, for cash. Minimum wage and lower wage jobs often occupied by women. Minimum wage must be increased, affordable child care must be provided, co-operative parenting resources must be funded — have to make it possible for men and women to work.

  • Jennifer Gilhool

    “The U.S. fertility rate fell to another record low in 2012, with 63.0 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s down slightly from the previous low of 63.2 in 2011.

    It marked the fifth year in a row the U.S. birth rate has declined, and the lowest rate on record since the government started tracking the fertility rate in 1909. In 2007, the rate was 69.3.

    Falling birth rates can be considered a challenge to future economic growth and the labor pool.” CNN Money

    So the world we WILL leave in is going to have fewer Americans, more disparity in incomes and slower growing economy. Failure of government to address the societal issues of enabling work while simultaneously raising children is a ticking time bomb. US society as evolve to expect workers to be tethered 24/7 to their jobs and to pretend they have no families. If we don’t pay attention to the early years of our human citizens, then, frankly, they won’t become elderly.

    I was actually told when I was being pulled out of China that my family did not factor into the decision, it was a business decision only. I was forced to leave my children and spouse behind for months so they could finish school.

    • Alana Strassfield

      Lower birth rates actually help countries develop economically, hence China’s policy which limited families to one child. Lower population means that each individual can receive more education and more access to capital. While the distribution of education and capital does affect economic development and socioeconomic inequality, low birth rates are generally considered a god thing in terms of true economic and social development.

      Capitalism thrives upon an indispensable labor force which it can exploit, which is why CNN money said that a low US birth rate will stunt economic growth, but the reality is that if there’s less people in the labor force, there will be less people unemployed and employers will be forced to raise wages in order to attract and compete for employees.

      • Jennifer Gilhool

        Lower population at the bottom means fewer to support the aging, which is why China is relaxing the birth rate policy. I just spent two years in China. There is a real problem there related to the one child policy and the effect on economy. Japan’s population is shrinking so fast that some experts says that the Japanese people will disappear entirely.

  • Alana Strassfield

    Why does the live stream say that the event has ended? I want to see Sen. Gillibrand’s interview live! I’ve tried it in all 3 browsers and still no luck, is anyone having the same problem?

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