Award-winning journalist, bestselling author and leading Alzheimer’s advocate
<a href="http://www.mariashriver.com/" target="_blank">Maria Shriver</a> is a mother of four, a Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author, and one of the nation’s leading Alzheimer’s advocates and the founder of <a href="http://thewomensalzheimerschallenge.org/" target="_blank">The Women’s Alzheimer’s Challenge</a>. Seven months ago <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maria-shriver/jeb-bush-help-fight-alzheimers_b_7420466.html" target="_blank">she challenged Presidential candidates</a> to make funding for Alzheimer’s a priority and she’s once again stressing that challenge. Shriver was California’s first lady from 2003 to 2010, and during that time she spearheaded what became the nation's premier forum for women, The Women's Conference. Shriver's work is driven by her belief that all of us have the ability to be <a href="http://mariashriver.com/" target="_blank">Architects of Change</a> — "Conscious Idealists” in pursuit of the common good who guide us out beyond into the Open Field of life.