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Karenna Gore Schiff

United States

  • Geographic Location: North America
  • Age: 6

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Karenna Gore Schiff works on behalf of children's rights and well-being in New York City. She is Director of Community Affairs for Association to Benefit Children and is a board member of Sanctuary for Families. She was formerly an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Karenna is perhaps best known for the electrifying speech she gave in 2000 in support of her father's U.S. presidential campaign. Her first book, Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Shaped America, was published in 2006 by Miramax Books.


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From Economica:

First published in Glamour magazine in 2002, this essay explores the difficult challenges working women face as they attempt to balance their work and family obligations. In this day and age, women are expected to--and frequently forced to--have full-time careers, while, at the same time, they are expected to do most of the childrearing and housekeeping. Karenna Gore Schiff asks, "Where are America's family values?" and argues that American society and government are punishing working mothers.

 

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