The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything

Women are now half of the American workforce. Officially.
You may not be surprised, but consider all of the implications. How does being a true equal in the professional world change the way we raise families, get treated in the media, spend money, vote, relate to men and one another, play, exercise, and worship? How does it change the way the next generation sees their own potential, both professionally and personally?
These are some of the questions that Maria Shriver, along with the Center for American Progress, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and a crew of public intellectuals are exploring in a report to launch October 19 called “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.” I wrote one of two conclusions–an attempt to summarize much of what the report argues and point towards a more equal, fulfilling future for both women and men. I was so honored to be asked!
The Center for American Progress explains that the report will “combine the work of economists and academics to address the consequences of women’s more prominent economic status in the institutions that matter most in American life, including government, business, faith, education, and health. The report will also include data from research and on-the-ground reporting around the country, looking especially at the interplay between women and men in our society today.”
NBC news is planning to include coverage related to the study over a full week of its evening newscast and three mornings on the Today show. In addition, there will be a conference in DC on launch date, where many of the authors of the report will be there to discuss their analysis. Details to follow!

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