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
Elizabeth Baker Keffer
Elizabeth leads The Atlantic’s gold-standard LIVE division as well as QuartzLIVE. She oversees events ranging from small, private roundtable dinners to large-scale, world-renowned festivals. Previously, she managed advertising, marketing, and corporate partnerships as the publisher of The Atlantic and EVP of Atlantic Media.
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.
Neera Tanden is the President of the Center for American Progress and Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund. She has served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, as well as presidential campaigns and think tanks. Most recently, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Center, where she oversaw strategic planning, operations, and fundraising.