Maria Shriver

Keynote Theatre, 3rd Floor

Maria Shriver is a mother of four, an Emmy & Peabody award-winning journalist, a NY Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor.

A trailblazer for empowering women and one of the nation’s leading advocates for women and Alzheimer’s, Maria uses her journalism and her activism to inspire others to become “Architects of Change.”

Maria uses her own voice as a megaphone for educating the public about the fact that every 66 seconds, a new brain develops Alzheimer’s, and two-thirds of those brains belong to women. Maria founded the The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement to raise awareness and funding for this critical issue. She also founded the annual initiative Move For Minds to raise funding for women-based research and to ignite everyone to make their cognitive health a priority.

Maria is also the former first Lady of California. In that role, she built the world’s largest women’s conference and started the Minerva Awards to honor women making a difference on the frontlines of humanity.

Maria’s new book, “I’ve Been Thinking…: Reflections, Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life” is a No. 1 New York Times bestseller. When she’s not writing, Maria can be found hanging with her kids.