The Shriver Report LIVE


January 15, 2014
Why are millions of working women more economically vulnerable than ever before, and what can we as a nation do about it? Join The Atlantic for a discussion on the findings and implications of the latest Shriver Report, an ongoing multi-platform project founded by Maria Shriver, in partnership with the Center for American Progress.

Previews


A Unique Moment in America

Maria Shriver recognizes a unique moment in the US as an opportunity to do better regarding women's issues.

Anne-Marie Slaughter: After Why Women Can't Have it All

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president of The New America Foundation, and author of the well-read Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," discusses the conclusions she has come to since writing the article. 

Christina Nahar

Woman on the brink, Christina Nahar, shares her story.

It Doesn't Matter Where You Come From

Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Mayor of Riverdale, GA explains that the desire to get ahead is far more important than the resources that you start with.

Saru Jayaraman: Raising the Restaurant Minimum Wage

Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, discusses her plan to raise the minimum wage on tipped and non-tipped restaurant workers. 

Taking Responsibility for Every Student

Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College talks about why he doesn't believe in the "Sink or Swim" model, and what he's doing to help every student succeed. 

The Benefits of Paid Medical Leave

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand lists the benefits of providing paid medical leave for big businesses and small alike. 

The Expense of Being Poor

Author Barbara Ehrenreich explains the cycle of poverty that minimum and low wage workers are caught in.

The New Role of Men in the Family

David Gregory, Michael Kimmel and Tony Porter discuss the evolving role of fathers in the family of a male dominated world.

The Resilience of Coming Back from the Brink

Catherine Emmanuelle talks about the skills and lessons learned from times of hardship and how they benefit all people in all seasons of their life.

The Two-Generation Approach

Anne Mosle, Executive Director of Ascend, discusses the generation approach to reach women and girls on the brink. 

Valuing Work

AI-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, expresses her opinion as to why domestic work has not been valued as high as other work.

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds

Leader of Congress Nancy Pelosi explains the meaning behind the name of her initiative to establish gender equality.

About this conference


The Atlantic Presents: The Shriver Report LIVE will gather a group of inspiring leaders to discuss the findings and implications of the latest Shriver Report, an ongoing multi-platform project founded by Maria Shriver, in partnership with the Center for American Progress. The marquee event will take on this fundamental question: Why are millions of working women, who are now the core of the American economy and the core of the American family, more economically vulnerable than ever before, and what can we as a nation do about it? Across a full day of panel discussions, case studies, and keynote interviews, the forum will probe the government policies, private sector practices, social structures, and personal decisions that prevent American women from achieving long-term financial security and keep them teetering on the brink.

About The Atlantic


Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on theatlantic.com, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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