The America Women Know

American women have lived their daily lives — before and after the epic election of 2016 and its accompanying drama — up against a set of structures, barriers, and mindsets that rarely make the headlines. What is it like to be a woman in America today? Which circumstances and experiences bind us together — and which ones tear us apart? Leaders share the experiences they live and the answers they have found that could help our divided nation. The panel includes the speakers listed below and Rochelle Keyhan, director of Disruption Strategies at Polaris and an Aspen Ideas Festival 2017 Scholar.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

Many American Muslims — especially those who have worked in government or in other ways to counter radicalism and... See more
“When they go low, we go high,” Michelle Obama famously said during the epically nasty 2016 presidential campaign. But... See more
What does our system say, and do, about impeachment? Professor Cass Sunstein will offer a nonpartisan, historical guide... See more
Social capital “is the network and scaffolding, seen and unseen, that allows determined individuals to succeed,” writes... See more
The 21st century brings with it unprecedented global uncertainty, interconnectedness, and unimaginable opportunity. Yet... See more
One of the most effective ways to break the cycle of poverty is to invest in children and families in the earliest... See more

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