Maria is a journalist, activist, sister, daughter, wife, and mother. She is the ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger. She served as the first lady of California. She was a writer, producer, and anchor at both CBS News and NBC News. She built the largest women's conference. to empower women from all walks of life. She started the Minerva Awards to honor women who were making a difference on the frontlines of humanity. Her mission is to challenge what is, imagine what can be, make a difference and move humanity forward in all areas of human endeavor.