A force of nature of the highest order, Maria Shriver is a powerful, passionate and purpose-driven leader whose work has fostered change and advanced some of our nation’s most pressing issues. Named to People's "25 Women Changing the World in 2017,"  Maria is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, six-time New York Times bestselling author, NBC News special anchor, and founder of the for-benefit media enterprise Shriver Media and the global alliance The Women's Alzheimer's Movement.  A shining example of using one’s platform and career accomplishments to positively impact the world, Maria is a trailblazer who eloquently moves audiences—from the boardroom to the stage and small, intimate gatherings— to become "Architects of Change," lead a purpose-focused life and channel their passions into meaningful change. 
"Our conference theme on inspiring change, creativity and disruption was attended by 3,000 CEO’s from over 100 countries, not an easy audience to impress. Maria delivered. Her passion and universal message to make a difference in the lives of others resonated with everyone and was a highlight of the conference."

- YPO Edge
"One of the most personable, candid presenters we’ve had in the 12 years of our women’s health luncheon and lecture."
-Mills Peninsula Health

"Maria Shriver is a celebrity of the highest order – one who gives back, continuously, helping those in need in any way she can."

-Attendee, Genesis Women's Shelter
Maria is the author of multiple New York Times Bestsellers:
Watch Maria's commencement address on "the power of the pause," named to NPR's list of "The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever" >>
2012 USC Annenberg School for Communication Commencement Address
Maria's impressive career accomplishments, recent events and journalistic coverage include:
  • At the helm of Shriver Media, Maria oversees the production of visionary digital content, live events, books, documentaries and films, such as the Academy Award-winning feature-length film Still Alice, for which she served as Executive Producer.  
  • As a Special Anchor for NBC News, Maria reports on crucial current events and trends, and is behind the series #BrainPowerTODAY focusing on cognitive health.  
  • The founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Maria is one of the world’s leading advocates for women and Alzheimer’s, recently testifying on Capitol Hill.
  • This past June, Maria released Color Your Mind, a bestseller in its genre and the first-ever coloring book for individuals with Alzheimer’s and the people who love them. 
  • Maria shares actionable insights into holistic well-being and how to channel passion, purpose and creativity in order to move humanity forward in her weekly newsletter The Sunday Paper.
Maria not only engages with audiences on Twitter (an active user, she has 2.35M followers), but keeps them tweeting praise at each event:
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Maria's groundbreaking work and trailblazing leadership empowers others to make a difference. Heralded for delivering keynotes that are as informative as they are inspiring, Maria moves people to action, engaging in thoughtful conversations that go beyond the headlines and translate into meaningful change.