Philanthropy can only be as effective as the ecosystem in which it operates, whether that’s a community, the nation, or the world, and those ecosystems are under tremendous stress at the moment.
So, to help provide us some context to better understand what is happening. It’s a pleasure to have with us a person who’s a master of connecting dots that help explain where we are. She’s Anne-Marie Slaughter, author, professor, and the CEO of New America, an action tank dedicated to renewing the promise of America.
My next guest has worn many, many hats – all with remarkable skill – and has thought deeply about how women and men need to integrate their professional lives with that of their family life. She has taught at Harvard, the University of Chicago, and Princeton; held the key post in the State Department, working for Secretary Clinton; and currently is the CEO of New America. But she’s perhaps best known by the general public for an article she wrote in The Atlantic titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” which was the most read article in the history of the magazine. She is Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter.