A Woman’s Nation™ is a nonprofit organization founded by Maria Shriver that works on the frontlines of humanity. We focus on the needs and wellbeing of women and their families who live paycheck to paycheck. We collaborate with creative thinkers and influential organizations to build a more informed, caring and compassionate society. We ignite ideas into action. We are A Woman’s Nation™.
A group of bike riders, led by award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Maria Shriver, Team Maria rides to raise awareness and support for Best Buddies International, an organization founded by her brother, Anthony Shriver, dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom serves as co-captain of the team.
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than four million athletes in more than 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competitions and other related programs.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver is known as a leader in the worldwide struggle to improve and enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. She was the founder of Special Olympics. The wife of Sargent Shriver, she was also a beloved mother of five children.
Sargent Shriver was an American peace builder, political leader and activist. He was the first leader of the Peace Corps under President John F. Kennedy. The husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he was also a beloved father of five children.