Tory Burch Foundation Contributes to Shriver Report: A Women’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink
We at Accion would like to congratulate the Tory Burch Foundation for its essay in Maria Shriver and Center for American Progress’ new publication, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink. The much anticipated report is a groundbreaking investigation into the millions of women who are doing it all and barely scraping by—struggling to provide and parent in a nation that hasn’t kept pace with the modern realities of their lives.
The Tory Burch Foundation’s essay discusses the importance of investing in women-owned business and tells the story of Accion client and Tory Burch Foundation Loan Recipient, Sandra Baquero. Since 2009, Accion and the Tory Burch Foundation have lent over $1,000,000 in loans to 142 women entrepreneurs. Tory Burch-funded businesses have created or retained over 390 jobs.
A free copy of A Women’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink is available for free download on Amazon.
Also as part of the report launch, The Atlantic will present “The Shriver Report LIVE” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST today, Wednesday, January 15th – and it will be streamed live onShriverReport.org. Held in Washington, D.C., the full-day event will bring the report to life as thought leaders, activists and real women come together on stage to discuss important issues affecting women on the brink and the children who depend on them. Featured speakers will include House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Maria Shriver, Founder of A Woman’s Nation; Neera Tanden, President of Center for American Progress; Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation, and author of the widely read Atlantic cover story ” Why Women Still Can’t Have It All;” and many others.