WATCH Architects of Change Conversation: Maria Shriver Speaks With Melanne Verveer & Kim Azzarelli About How Women Can Achieve Power & Purpose

On Wednesday, October 28, Maria Shriver sat down for an Architects of Change conversation with Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli, co-authors of Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose, in downtown Los Angeles. They spoke about this pivotal moment in history for women, how the workplace needs to change, how our society needs to change and how women can find their power and purpose by redefining both. Watch highlights from the conversation below.

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Ambassador Verveer began by explaining the single most important idea behind their book:

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Maria Shriver asked Kim Azzarelli about her background working in corporate America, and how it needed to change to make room for care and women leadership:

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In the same vein, Shriver asked Azzarelli about the biggest mistake women make in the workplace and the single biggest thing they can do to change it:

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Ambassador Verveer spoke about the changes that need to be made in our society and workplaces, including paid leave and equal pay and equal work. Shriver also asked the two authors what advice they would give her own daughters, who are in their twenties, about what they have to look forward to:

And click here to watch the full video of this conversation.

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