The Shriver Report

A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink

Author: Maria Shriver,Center for American Progress

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137279745

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Presents an in-depth look at American women and families around transformational moments in history, with new data and commentary on the current status of women in America.

The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes On Alzheimer's

A Groundbreaking Look At This Mind-Blowing Disease And Its Effect On Women As Patients, Caregivers, And Advocates

Author: Maria Shriver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451628994

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

View: 4974

The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s will be the first comprehensive multi-disciplinary look at these questions at this transformational moment. The Report will digest the current trends in thinking about Alzheimer’s, examine cutting-edge medical research, look at societal impacts, and include a groundbreaking and comprehensive national poll. It will feature original photography and personal essays by men and women – some from the public arena with names you know, some from everyday America – sharing their personal struggles with the disease as patients, caregivers and family members.

The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything

Author: Maria Shriver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439187630

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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When we look back over the 20th century and try to understand what's happened to workers and their families and the challenges they now face, the movement of women out of the home and into paid employment stands out as a unique and powerful transformation. At one level, everything has changed. And yet so much more change is needed. Even though we were all witness to the shift of women becoming equal or primary breadwinners over many years, these changes seem somehow to have snuck up on us. As a result, our policy landscape remains stuck in an idealized past, where the typical family was composed of a married-for-life couple with a full-time breadwinner and full-time homemaker who raised the children herself. This report contemplates what a new America should look like after we finally embrace this important new dynamic in our lives and the changes in our homes and businesses it has caused. It examines every institution, including: Health Care--Health care and child care must be overhauled to accommodate the 24 hour work day. Education--With more women acting as equal or primary breadwinners in the family, it is critical that there are resources to provide better and up to date education for all ages. Business--Research shows that corporations with more women in the board room are more successful than those with all male boards. With that in mind, the report puts forth many recommendations to allow businesses to get the best out of all employees by thinking outside the box of old fashioned models in scheduling, benefits, and role playing. Media--The disconnect between how women are portrayed in the media and reality is as present as ever; although women are now portrayed as thin, well dressed, successful stars in their careers and home lives, the reality is that women still struggle to have it all. The report highlights the many disparities that still exist and calls for specific changes. Faith--Many religious institutions have resisted the integration of women into the higher ranks of spirituality, and many feel that it is to the religious community's detriment. Marriage--the dynamics of marriage have changed as gender roles have become less clear and there is more flexibility in the division of responsibilities. Yet no one is sure what the rules are any more. This section, which includes candid essays from men about fatherhood and masculinity, addresses the tricky balancing act that many couples are engaged in. The report will be the cornerstone of the 2009 Women's Conference held in California October 26-27th of 2009. The Women's Conference is the nation's premier forum for women and is hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Conference, also known as The California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women, has grown from a California initiative for working professionals into an international network of women from all walks of life, backgrounds and perspectives, and a life-changing experience for the thousands of women who have attended. The mission of The Women's Conference is to inspire, empower and educate women to be Architects of Change in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Casino Women

Courage in Unexpected Places

Author: Susan Chandler,Jill B. Jones

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801450144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1375

Based on extended interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, Casino Women is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming.

I've Been Thinking . . .

Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life

Author: Maria Shriver

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525522611

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 1741

A book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life As a prominent woman juggling many roles, Maria Shriver knows just how surprising, unpredictable, and stressful everyday life can be. In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field--a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion--a place of joy. I've Been Thinking . . . is ideal for anyone at any point in her life. Whether you feel like you've got it all together or like it's all falling apart--whether you're taking stock of your life or simply looking to recharge, this is the book you will turn to again and again. Like talking with a close friend, it's the perfect companion--an exceptional gift for someone looking to move forward in life with hope and grace.

Lean In for Graduates

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385353863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 4113

The perfect graduation gift: the iconic #1 best seller, expanded and updated exclusively for graduates entering the workforce. This extraordinary edition of Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B, with Adam Grant, includes a letter to graduates from Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of best-seller lists both nationally and internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. This enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, change lives. New Material for the Graduates Edition: · A Letter to Graduates from Sheryl Sandberg · Find Your First Job, by Mindy Levy (Levy has more than twenty years of experience in all phases of organizational management and holds degrees from Wharton and Penn) · Negotiate Your Salary, by Kim Keating (Keating is the founder and managing director of Keating Advisors) · Man Up: Millennial Men and Equality, by Kunal Modi (Modi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School) · Let’s Lean In Together, by Rachel Thomas (Thomas is the president of The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation)· Own Who You Are, by Mellody Hobson (Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments) · Listen to Your Inner Voice, by Rachel Simmons (Simmons is cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute) · 12 Lean In stories, short essays by readers around the world who have been inspired by Sandberg

The impact of women's growing participation in the workforce

"The Shriver report : a women's nation changes everything" : field hearing before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, hearing held in San Rafael, CA, November 13, 2009

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Workforce Protections

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Social Science

Page: 42

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Großer Bruder


Author: Lionel Shriver

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492966365

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2780

Pandora war immer nur die kleine Schwester. Ihr Bruder Edison, der geniale New Yorker Pianist, stand von Anfang an im Vordergrund und würde irgendwann ganz oben stehen, da waren sich alle sicher. Als er nun Pandora und ihre Familie im ländlichen Iowa besucht, muss sie erschreckt feststellen, dass der bewunderte große Bruder sich nicht nur in der Lebenslüge vom erfolgreichen Musiker eingerichtet hat, sondern inzwischen über 150 Kilo wiegt. Vor allem die Spannungen zwischen Edison und ihrem Mann Fletcher nehmen mit jeder Mahlzeit, mit jedem Gespräch über Disziplin und maßvolles Leben zu. Statt ihn rauszuschmeißen beschließt Pandora, Edison einer radikalen Diät zu unterziehen. Sie zieht mit ihm von zu Hause aus, um sich ganz diesem Ziel widmen zu können. Aber Fletcher weigert sich, Pandoras Plan zu unterstützen – und sie begreift, dass sie nur eines retten kann: ihre Ehe oder ihren Bruder.

Women and Philanthropy

Boldly Shaping a Better World

Author: Sondra Shaw-Hardy,Martha A. Taylor,Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470769777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9155

Women & Philanthropy Women's philanthropy has led the way in virtually reinventing the world of fundraising and ways of giving. When women make a gift, are in a leadership position, or volunteer their time to a nonprofit or charitable organization, they tend to base their efforts on solid principles such as compassion, values, vision, and responsibility. Women are increasingly engaged in giving circles, global giving, transformative gifts, entrepreneurial giving, faith-based giving, family and couple giving, and social change gifts. Based on extensive interviews and the authors' combined half century of experience, Women and Philanthropy shares new ways to better engage women in giving, as well as insights into developing women leaders in the nonprofit arena, and advises women seeking to develop as philanthropic leaders and shape the future for the better. Women and Philanthropy explores women's philanthropic endeavors, offering a wealth of information on key topics such as how and why women give, what it takes to develop a gender-sensitive fundraising program, how to develop a strategic plan to involve women as leaders and donors, and suggestions for working with women of wealth.

Framing Sarah Palin

Pit Bulls, Puritans, and Politics

Author: Linda Beail,Rhonda Kinney Longworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136657851

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 9909

Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential candidacy garnered tremendous levels of interest, polarizing the American public—both Democrats and Republicans alike. While many have wondered who she "really" is, trying to cut through the persona she projects and the one projected by the media, Beail and Longworth analyze why she touches such a nerve with the American electorate. Why does she ignite such passionate loyalty – and such loathing? How did her candidacy mobilize new parts of the electorate? Using the notion of "framing" as a way of understanding political perception, the authors analyze the narratives told by and about Sarah Palin in the 2008 election – from beauty queen, maverick, faithful fundamentalist and post-feminist role model to pit bull hockey mom, frontier woman, and political outsider. They discuss where those frames are rooted historically in popular and political culture, why they were selected, and the ways that the frames resonated with the electorate. Framing Sarah Palin addresses the question of what the choice and perception of these frames tells us about the state of American politics, and about the status of American women in politics in particular. What do the debates engendered by these images of Palin say about the current roles and power available to women in American society? What are the implications of her experience for future candidates, particularly women candidates, in American politics?

Widening Participation in Higher Education

Casting the Net Wide?

Author: T. Hinton-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283416

Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 6250

This collection offers an authoritative, up-to-date commentary on the challenges facing higher education today across both the UK and internationally. The book charts the impact of global economic trends and recent policy developments for students, academics, providers and changing course provision.

Misframing Men

The Politics of Contemporary Masculinities

Author: Michael Kimmel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813549752

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2038

This past decade has witnessed an extraordinary transformation in men's lives. For years, wave after wave of the women's movement, a movement that reshaped every aspect of American life, produced nary a ripple among men. But suddenly men are in the spotlight. Yet, the public discussions often seem strained, silly, and sometimes flat-out wrong. The spotlight itself seems to obscure as much as it illuminates. Old tired clichTs about men's resistance to romantic commitment or reluctance to be led to the marriage altar seem perennially recyclable in advice books and on TV talk shows, but these days the laughter feels more forced, the defensiveness more pronounced. Pop biologists avoid careful confrontation with serious scientific research in their quest to find anatomical or evolutionary bases for promiscuity or porn addiction, hoping that by fiat, one can pronounce that "boys will be boys" and render it more than a flaccid tautology. And political pundits wring their hands about the feminization of American manhood, as if gender equality has neutered these formerly proud studs. Misframing Men, a collection of Michael Kimmel's commentaries on contemporary debates about masculinity, argues that the media have largely misframed this debate. Kimmel, among the world's best-known scholars in gender studies, discusses political moments such as the Virginia Military Institute and Citadel cases that reached the Supreme Court (he participated as expert witness for the Justice Department) along with Promise Keepers rallies, mythopoetic gatherings, and white supremacists. He takes on antifeminists as the real male bashers, questions the unsubstantiated assertions that men suffer from domestic violence to the same degree as women, and examines the claims made by those who want to rescue boys from the "misandrous" reforms initiated by feminism. In writings both solidly grounded and forcefully argued, Kimmel pushes the boundaries of today's modern conversation about men and masculinity.

Generation Unbound

Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage

Author: Isabel V. Sawhill

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815725590

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound, Isabel V. Sawhill offers a third approach: change "drifters" into "planners." In a well-written and accessible survey of the impact of family structure on child well-being, Sawhill contrasts "planners," who are delaying parenthood until after they marry, with "drifters," who are having unplanned children early and outside of marriage. These two distinct patterns are contributing to an emerging class divide and threatening social mobility in the United States. Sawhill draws on insights from the new field of behavioral economics, showing that it is possible, by changing the default, to move from a culture that accepts a high number of unplanned pregnancies to a culture in which adults only have children when they are ready to be a parent.

Sex, Gender, and Christianity

Author: Priscilla Pope-Levison,John R. Levison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895009

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 7153

Should women be priests? Should women submit to their husbands? Is premarital sex okay? Inflammatory questions such as these have splintered Christianity and polarized the church. In Sex, Gender, and Christianity, a cadre of seasoned college professors offers the modest proposal that honest, fruitful conversations about these questions will take place only if we develop the ability to deal with sex, gender, and the Christian faith with the academic rigor and perspectives of our various disciplines. This volume contributes an unprecedented collection of first-rate articles from a variety of disciplines--from the social sciences to history, from literary criticism to theology--that will challenge college administrators, professors, and students to address fractious questions in an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry.

New Mom, New Woman

Creating Your Smart Motherhood Plan

Author: Rachel Egan

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632990040

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 7041

New Mom, New Woman provides you with skills and strategies to become more competent, decisive, and empowered. You will develop a broader perspective of your new life, a deeper awareness of your needs and desires, and a keen understanding that a life you love won’t happen miraculously; it needs to be consciously defined and deliberately designed. Rachel Egan, MBA, is a certified life coach and President of Maternity Transitions®—a national coaching service provider. She is the author of Life after ‘I Do!’ and lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

Home Heating Oil Price and Supply Issues, the Department of Energy's Record

Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, February 12, 1980

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Petroleum as fuel

Page: 216

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