The Shriver Report – What Can We Do to Reshape our Shifting World?

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What Can We Do to Reshape our Shifting World?

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Four years ago, we launched a special report in partnership with the Center for American Progress – The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything — that chronicled a transformational moment in American history: women becoming half the nation’s workforce. A year later, we launched The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association to investigate the national impact of another transformation: women’s rising role as unpaid caregivers at the epicenter of our nation’s Alzheimer’s epidemic.  Both of these special reports sparked national conversations about the status of women — and the seismic shifts changing American families — that continue to this day.

With all these major shifts, changes and transformations all around us, there is no question that we are all living through unsettling and confusing times. And while so much has changed, so much has remained the same in our institutions, many of which seem unable or unwilling to adapt as quickly as our lives are changing.

We are driven by the desire to know: what can we do to reshape our shifting world? While we certainly need to increase awareness and understanding of what’s really happening in our country, there is an even greater need to inspire more action, to trigger a bigger response, and to push our nation to keep pace with the modern realities of our lives.

So we are calling on women and men to become “reporters” — to share their experiences and their expertise, and to explore how all this dramatic and complex change is playing out in their own lives. Anyone brave enough to report on the truth of their lives is encouraged to join the conversation and should have a platform to do so. And we built to be just that — a place where everyday people’s voices are lifted, experiences are visible and stories are valued. is inspired by the belief that reporting can be a powerful form of activism — and that it is important to not just to report on problems, but to report on solutions. In addition to accurately reflecting where things stand with women today, we want to shine a spotlight on the individuals and organizations on the ground who are responding to our changing world with bold ideas and social innovations, who are setting out to make life better for women and their families.

It’s time to modernize America’s relationship to women — and get to the heart of what matters. We hope you’ll join us.






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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.
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