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Karen Skelton
Karen Skelton is the President of Skelton Strategies and has been CEO and Editor-in-Chief to all three Shriver Reports. Skelton is an award-winning political strategist, lawyer, and author whose work demonstrates a passion for solving big policy issues and shaping social and business opportunities. Ms. Skelton works at the intersection of politics, business, communications, law, and policy, having managed some of the most complex and entrepreneurial projects in the nation for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, CEOs, Foundations, moms and families. After graduating with a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Law School, Ms. Skelton spent about a decade in Washington DC working in the Clinton/Gore Administration and White House, and another decade managing a national public affairs firm, building it from scratch into a multi-million dollar business. For seven years she was the Co-Executive Producer of Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Conference. Ms. Skelton serves on the Advisory Committee of the Public Policy Institute of California and on the Boards of U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the Anthony M. Kennedy Federal Judicial Learning Center. Ms. Skelton lives in Sacramento with her husband, Jeff, and their two daughters.

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Facing Up to a Woman's Nation

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 11:17 AM

In this country, women are half of the U.S. workforce, most of our college graduates, the vast majority of consumer spenders, and more than half of the nation's voters. But one in three American women are poor. Women are nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers. Women earn 77 percent of a...

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