Project to Paint the Modern Portrait of the American Woman
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04/15/09 | The Women's Conference | 2 Comments

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On Tuesday, April 15, 2009, Maria Shriver announced a new project called, "A Woman’s Nation", which will take a new, empirical look at American women, who for the first time in our nation’s history, make up half of all workers and are becoming the primary breadwinners in more families than ever before.

This is a multifaceted project in partnership with the Center for American Progress and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. TIME magazine will also be involved in research and reporting, as well as co-presenting discussions and roundtables around the country.

“We will take a hard look at how women are doing in the United States today and consider the central question of the role government, business, and faith organizations, as well as individual women and men should play in supporting women’s role now in the workforce and the U.S. economy,“ said John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress. “We look forward to teaming up with Maria Shriver on this important work.”

A Woman’s Nation will include roundtables, a national poll, and interviews with icons of the women’s movement and other prominent leaders. The preliminary report will be released in the fall, to be followed by a book.

“Examining ways to improve the lives of women in this country is a noble cause, and I congratulate Maria Shriver and CAP on launching this new venture,” said White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. “As a true leader in this area, Maria brings the perspective of a professional journalist, a working mother, and a caretaking daughter. Maria’s contributions to better understanding American women today are invaluable, and we look forward to the results of this work.”


Read Maria Shriver's blog on The Huffington Post.

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  • We have to rely on Women, because they are the best influencers, to give our children more chances to live in a safer and healthier planet than predicted by the best experts. Because pollution, terrorist organizations and financial tsunami have no frontier, we have to buld a global tribe of powerful women. We, at our International NGO, with our volunteers, are acting in developing and emerging countries (80% of our planet) to increase economicaly women entrepreneurs. As you easely understand our strategy is a bottom-up one, in each peace of our planet.
    We need your help, to be more known, in order to attract more volonteers, they are world retired executives a growing unused population.
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    Posted by Gerard E. STEIN, 8 May 2009.

  • It's a very, very good idea! Best wishes! S.

    Posted by Sylvia, 1 May 2009.