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Shriver Report

Working for Our Working Families

Maria Shriver | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Maria Shriver

Today only 20 percent of U.S. families have a working father and a stay-at-home mother. Instead, two thirds of families depend either partly or wholly on the wages of working women, and many of those families are barely making it. Fully 42 million women in this country and the 28 million kids who depend on them are teetering on or over the brink of poverty.

Sasha Bronner

The Lesson Maria Shriver Is Desperately Trying To Teach Her Daughters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

State of the Union 2014: President Obama Puts Strengthening Women Front and Center

Maria Shriver | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Maria Shriver

For too many American women, the dream of "having it all" has morphed into "just hanging on." This is not about handouts. This is about smart economic policy. Working women are the core of our economy. Leave them out and you don't have a robust economy. Lead with them and you do.

Workplace Flexibility: Engaging Managers for Success

Jennifer Sabatini Fraone | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Jennifer Sabatini Fraone

The National Workplace Flexibility Study engaged managers from three diverse organizations, representing different industries, through a process of training, support and coaching to empower them with the tools and skill sets they needed to maintain their teams' performance while working flexibly.

The Shriver Report and Access to Breast Cancer Care

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Maria Shriver's report this past week on the economic crisis plaguing American women reinforces what those of us who work with vulnerable women see every day.

Obama Should Stop Talking and Start Acting on Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.

Women Are the Answer

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

After years of recession and lackluster recovery, somebody has finally stated the obvious: If women were participating in the American economy up to their potential, happy days would be here again.

Why We Can't Make Ends Meet

Brad Harrington | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In recent weeks we've heard a great deal about income equality. While this month marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty," in r...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words on Income Inequality

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

How long do we have to wait for the wage gap between men and women to be closed? Data from the Institute for Women's Policy Research estimate that at the current pace, it won't be until the year 2058! That's unacceptable, of course. So what can we do?

Was the Single Woman Neglected by Second-Wave Feminism?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

An important focus of first-wave feminism was political independence; in the second wave, economic independence was among the significant goals. Now, argues Moran, it is time to set our sights on emotional independence.

Now We're Supposed to Fret that She's Not a Mother?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Are you persuaded that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not gay, and that it should never have mattered anyway? Good, because now we can move on to her next supposed shortcoming.

Beyond The Minivan: Women And Care Arrangements

Sheila Lirio Marcelo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Working moms, once unheard of, have become a cultural norm. Yet we're still mostly trying to find a balance in our home lives when it comes to making care arrangements.

"A Woman's Nation" Demands Workplace Flexibility

Chai R. Feldblum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chai R. Feldblum

When most families no longer have a person at home dealing with life's ordinary needs, there is often a serious mismatch between the workplace and the day-to-day realities of working families.

Shriver Report: Get Married, Have Kids, Then We'll Speak to Your Issues

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I'll highlight some remarkable and conventional-wisdom-defying findings from the report that were published but never headlined.