Reshma Saujani: How to reimagine society for working parents

Reshma Saujani: How to reimagine society for working parents

The pandemic brought into sharp focus the crisis in caregiving in the United States, which woefully under provides support for parents. Activist and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani has a proposal to address that — something she calls the Marshall Plan for Moms — and she unpacks how it aims to build radically different systems in order to empower working parents. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event on March 23, 2022. Visit ted.com/membership to become a TED Member.)

PUBLISH DATE: July 28, 2022

You may also like

Christiane Amanpour: The fight for freedom in Iran and Ukraine
Offering context on some of the most significant stories impacting the world today, Amanpour details her experience covering the women-led protests ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran and shares insights on the war against totalitarianism in Ukraine.
Parag Khanna: Where on Earth will people live in the future?
From the return of nomadic living to a climate-disrupted world, author and global strategist Parag Khanna has some predictions for humanity.
Al Gore: This is the moment to take on the climate crisis
Lighting up the TED stage, Nobel laureate Al Gore takes stock of the current state of climate progress and calls attention to institutions that have failed to honor their promises by continuing to pour money into polluting sectors.
Susan Cain: Why bittersweet emotions underscore life’s beauty
Life is a constant state of both joy and sorrow, dark and light, bitter and sweet. In a meditative conversation, author Susan Cain explores how being attuned to the bittersweetness of life -- and being fully present for both the happy times and the sad times.
Ken Chenault: How great leaders innovate responsibly
Sharing hard-won wisdom, business leader Ken Chenault talks about what it takes to enact positive, enduring change.
Deepa Purushothaman: The workplace, redefined by women of color
Corporate inclusion visionary Deepa Purushothaman shares how women of color can advocate for themselves in workplace settings where they are undervalued, discriminated against and overlooked.
Anna Malaika Tubbs: The critical role of Black mothers– and how to support all moms
Sociologist Anna Malaika Tubbs unmasks the lies and designs behind this strategic erasure and highlights the scientific, cultural and historical contributions of Black mothers.
Wajahat Ali: 3 lessons on hope in challenging times
Sharing hard-won wisdom on how to not give up when the going gets tough, writer Wajahat Ali talks about the challenges he faced with his daughter's cancer diagnosis and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daniel H. Pink: 4 kinds of regret– and what they teach you about yourself
Over the past two years, author Daniel H. Pink has collected a trove of more than 16,000 regrets from people in 105 countries in an effort to better understand this mysterious emotion.
Nick Turner: How to fix two of the most broken systems in the US
In an engaging, insightful conversation, criminal justice reformer Nick Turner breaks down the ways the US criminal legal system perpetuates centuries-old racial and economic inequality.
Page 1 of 3

Be informed. Be inspired.