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: 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

Moved by her own deep hunger to belong — to have an identity that matters and a tribe of her own — Alex Wagner, author... See more
Incidents of hate crimes against religious minority communities have surged alarmingly high in the last couple of years... See more
Most of us know the entrepreneurial success stories of places like Silicon Valley, the Research Triangle, and Boston.... See more
Far too many students in the United States and around the world face challenges when seeking a quality education; this... See more
What factors motivate people to make it to the polls in any given year, and what keeps them away? One thing we learned... See more
As US special envoy for climate change in the Obama administration, Todd Stern helped cobble together a consensus among... See more

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