- Anne-Marie Slaughter: Policy is not just 'something government does,' it's about solving problems that affect all Americans
- She says on issues from gay marriage, school lunches, wages, paid leave, and more, policies respond to the needs of society
Anne-Marie Slaughter is president and CEO of New America. She was director of policy planning in the U.S. State Department from 2009 to 2011. She is the author of "Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. To watch the personal behind the policy unfold in real time, tune into the livestream of New America's annual conference Thursday and Friday.
(CNN) A few years ago, I wrote an article for The Atlantic entitled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" — and a public conversation ignited.