Maria Shriver, long-time public servant is the closing keynote speaker


Political journalist Maria Shriver will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, November 10 during the closing general session luncheon at the 95th annual City Summit conference in Los Angeles, California. Shriver comes from a family of public servants from federal and state level offices to military service and charitable social causes, then ultimately holding a public role herself as First Lady of California for seven years— serving others is one of her core tenets.

Maria is famously known for her award-winning journalism career—helping greater humanity as a storyteller. She has written New York Times-bestselling books and produced award-winning film and TV programs. Additionally, she has also been a long-time champion for empowering women. She created the iconic Women’s Conference, which under her leadership grew into the largest women’s conference in the world. The Women’s Conference raised millions of dollars that funded scholarships, supported domestic violence and poverty initiatives, and single-handedly revived the California History Museum.

Key Accomplishments

  • Peabody & Emmy Award-winning Journalist & Producer; NBC News Special Anchor
  •   First Lady of California (2003-2010)
  • Six-time New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Founder, Shriver Media & The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement; “Architect of Change”