Maria Shriver is a trailblazer who serves as an inspiration for others to become "Architects of Change" and make the world a better place.
She is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, seven-time New York Times best-selling author, NBC News special anchor, founder of the for-benefit media enterprise Shriver Media, and mother of four.
She has also been a long-time champion for empowering women. As the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, she has become one of the world’s leading advocates for women and Alzheimer’s, using her voice and her work to ignite important conversations and inspire much-needed personal, professional, and political change around this major health issue in America. While serving as the First Lady of California from 2003 to 2010, she produced the iconic Women’s Conference, which under her leadership grew into the largest women’s conference in the world.
Maria is author of I’ve Been Thinking...Reflections, Prayers, and Mediations for a Meaningful Life, and the creator and editor in chief of The Sunday Paper, a weekly newsletter that inspires hearts and minds and moves humanity forward one story, one person at a time.