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  • The Presidential Debate's Biggest Moments, According to Millennial Women (And One Guy!)

    The reviews are in: The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a massive spectacle. More than 80 million people tuned in to find out how the two candidates would try to convince the American public to support them in November, and it made for some must-see TV. We wanted to know what stood out to millennial women as the high—and low—points of the 90-minute debate. He...

  • This 9-Year-Old Girl Pleas for Change At Charlotte Citizens' Forum

    Nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant stood bravely at the podium of Charlotte City Council's first Citizens' Forum on Monday, the first meeting since the police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Scott. "I come here today to talk about how I feel and I feel like we are treated differently than other people... I've been born and raised in Charlotte and I never felt this way until now," Oliphant began. And desp...

  • Serena Williams Speaks Up About Police Brutality

    Even with her popularity and praise, Serena Williams has faced racism throughout her athletic career. Overall, she has been quiet about some of these issues, but that has changed. Williams has expressed that she can no longer be silent about the epidemic of police brutality against black Americans. "There comes a time when silence is betrayal," she wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday, quoting Mart...

  • Beyoncé Makes Lemonade in New Short Documentary of North Carolina Formation Tour Show

    You know what they say, "When it rains, it pours." And that was quite literally the case for fans attending The Formation Tour at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., back in May. But, when life gives you lemons, what do you do? Make lemonade. And nobody makes "Lemonade" better than Beyoncé. The short answer, according to Hello Giggles, is pretty simple, "Beyoncé dominated the natural forces of...

  • This Women Transformed an NYC Apartment Rooftop Into a Commercial Farm

    New York City's urban farming developments continue to sprout up all over the city, but this woman is taking the normally small-scale sustainable project to a commercial level. Zaro Bates has developed a 4,500-square foot organic farm right on top of a new 900-apartment complex in Staten Island. It's an understatement to say she has a green thumb. The 26-year-old farmer-in-residence has grown thou...

  • "We Are All Survivors": Rape Foundation Advocate Viola Davis Honored At Annual Brunch

    "Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common," Viola Davis told the attendees of The Rape Foundation Annual Brunch this week. "We are all survivors of sexual assault in some way, shape or form." And as an advocate for the foundation being rightfully honored, Davis shared her hopes to "redefine survivor" and fulfill "three wishes... th...

  • 5 Steps Toward Achieving Gender Parity in the Marketing and Media Industry

    It's Advertising Week in New York City (September 26-30) and the industry is bustling with media-related conversation and updates. Among the buzz is a discussion surrounding the stark reality that is gender disparity — an issue that taints many industries. While the marketing, advertising, and media industries have made some progress toward equality, there is still a lot of work to be done. "Over ...

  • Four Women Politicians Get Real About Sexism, Diversity, and Running for Congress

    What motivates a woman to run for office for the first time? Mostly, it's a desire for change. (Amen to that!) Here, four first-time candidates talk about why they want to lead, what they would do about the anger and sexism in America today, and how this wild election will go down in history. First: meet the round-table: • Denise Gitsham, 39, Republican, running for the U.S. House in California...

  • Words from the World's First Women in Power

    Even with all the heat that comes with any election season, it is important to slow down and remember the history that's being made. Last night in particular, a woman participated in a presidential debate for the first time in American history. But just as Hillary Clinton is doing this in the States, many have done so abroad. Meet some of the women around the world who have shattered their nation'...

  • Watch Hope Solo's Exclusive Interview at The Nantucket Project

    Watch MAKERS' Senior Producer Nancy Armstrong at The Nantucket Project as she interviews MAKER Hope Solo, a World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and winner of the 2011 and 2015 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove awards. A leading voice for women's rights and gender equality, Solo was one of five members of the USWNT to file a wage discrimination claim against the national Federation earlier...

  • #OurVoteCounts: You Can Determine the Outcome of the Election

    Today is National Voter Registration Day and whether you're a political devotee or not, your voice matters and could determine the outcome of Election 2016. And, according to Vogue, "in the 2012 election, only 64 percent of eligible women exercised their right to vote" and less than half of "eligible female young millennial voters cast a ballot." With two very different presidential candidates to ...

  • Lena Dunham the Sneakerhead? The "Girls" Star On Her Surprising New Collaboration

    Yesterday around 7:30am, Lena Dunham was in desperate need of a diversion. Just before starting rehearsal for the final episode ever of her hit HBO show, "Girls," she remarked, “I have four more acting days, so I figured that it was a good week to launch a sneaker, if only to distract myself from the terrible pain of the show ending.” In the midst of one door closing, the multi-hyphenate Dunham ha...

  • New Documentary "And I Still Rise" Reminds Us of Maya Angelou's Powerful Voice

    A new documentary about renowned poet and writer, Maya Angelou, reminds us that her words still ring on. The documentary is named after her iconic poem, "And I Still Rise." The trailer begins with Angelou recalling her experience being raped — a moment that would inspire the trajectory of her writing. "Everybody in the world uses words. The writer has to take all these known things, and put them t...

  • Princess Jasmine Has a "New Look" at Disney World

    According to Movie Pilot, Princess Jasmine has an outfit change that some people are less than excited about. In "Aladdin," Princess Jasmine's outfit was designed to be simplistic, resembling that of Arabian haram women. Jasmine's classic look is a sea green, cropped tube top revealing her waist with sleeves for her arms, and matching pants and shoes. But it is said that Disney World wanted to mak...

  • School Suspends Students After They Reported Sexual Assaults

    While it's common to hear people blame sexual assault victims for not reporting the crimes committed against them, it's also easy to see why two thirds of sexual assaults go unreported when you hear about the consequences some people face for speaking out. Buzzfeed spoke with two women at the same Lansing, Mich., high school who were actually suspended for reporting sexual assaults at the hands of...

  • Britain's Most Inspiring Women Under 30

    They say age ain't nothing but a number - and for these women, it's the absolute truth. From campaigning to blogging, starting new businesses to rewriting the rules of the long-accepted status quo, these names and faces are shaping our future, and showing girls around the globe that anything is possible. Check out some of Britain's most inspiring women under 30...    NEXT: 5 Inspiring Women Who Ha...

  • The NFL's New Game Plan: Hire More Women On the Field

    Women currently hold about 30 percent of the National Football Leadue's front office positions, but the league plans to increase those stats on the field. The NFL formally appointed Sam Rapoport, a longtime NFL employee and former women's professional football player, as its new director of football development. Rapoport's new duty is to identify women throughout the country who are qualified to h...

  • President Obama Officially Dedicates the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

    It took 100 years to come to life, but the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is finally, officially, open as of 1pm Saturday after President Obama dedicated the museum during a ceremony. "African American history is not somehow separate than the American story. It is not the underside of the American story. It is central to the American story,...

  • GrubHub's Diverse Executive Team Gives Us a Taste of Gender Equality

    If you were not already obsessed, GrubHub may actually become your favorite food ordering service out there for more reasons than one. And aside from everything the app and website offer, the company is now officially giving us a taste of gender equality. By gender equality, we mean there is actually (not just almost) a balance on GrubHub's executive team, with four men and four women in the highe...

  • Not a Politics Junkie? Here's What You Need to Know Before the First Debate

    Though it feels like an eternity since politicians on both sides of the aisle began announcing their intent to run for president in 2016, the campaigning comes to a head tomorrow with the real kickoff to the general election: the first presidential debate. The first key event of the home stretch will take place at Hofstra University on September 26 and marks the first time that Republican nominee ...

  • Did Sarah Jessica Parker Just Hint at a "Sex and the City" Return?

    Rumors are resurfacing of a possible return of "Sex and the City." And after an interview with the Press Association, MAKER Sarah Jessica Parker has all our hopes up. In the interview, she notes that neither her nor her co-stars — Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbs), Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones), and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York)— have turned down future options. In fact, when asked if a reboot was so...

  • A New Car Designed "For Women" Leaves Drivers Unhappy

    The car manufacturer SEAT and lifestyle magazine Cosmopolitan partnered together to create a new car for "women," which is receiving a lot of backlash. The violet colored car has jewel rims, a handbag hook, purple interior, and even 'eyeliner headlights.' SEAT said the headlights were created "to be emphasized" in the same way as eyeliner emphasizes the eye. The vehicle's exclusive design and "del...

  • 9 Times Serena Williams Showed the World Who's Boss

    Serena Williams is tennis' G.O.A.T: the Greatest of All Time. Though she actually was knocked off her pedestal recently as the No.1 female player in the world she still has quite a few amazing things going on. She still has 22 Grand Slam titles and her own clothing line and has earned more than $80 million in prize money and spent nearly six years as the No. 1 tennis player in the world. A writer ...

  • Creating Superwoman

    Alicia Keys shares her journey of self-exploration that led to her writing one of her favorite songs, "Superwoman."

  • Lady Gaga Is Officially Performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Ever since Lady Gaga's breathtaking rendition of the national anthem at last year's Beyoncé concert Super Bowl game, her name has been popping up as a contender for next year's Super Bowl halftime show — particularly after Adele turned down the gig. It looks like all the speculation can finally be put to rest: According to NBC Sports, the "Born This Way" singer will officially be taking the stage ...

  • Tory Burch Is Doing Something Very Different for Her Employees Come November

    Who doesn't love Tory Burch? Besides being a crackerjack businesswoman and extremely talented designer, she is also a really good leader. Building her company from the ground — well her kitchen table — up to a staff in the hundreds, Burch’s employees have always been very important to her. This is why she just penned an essay for "The Wall Street Journal" on why she is giving her employees time of...

  • I'm Glad She Told Me to Try

    Alicia Keys talks about her experience balancing her studies at Columbia University with her love for music.

  • A Big Benefit for Me

    Alicia Keys talks about how her mother brought music into her world.

  • My First Piano

    Alicia Keys talks about the history of her legendary first piano.

  • People Would Write Me Off

    Alicia Keys talks about how she was treated differently as a female musician.

  • Take a Break

    Alicia Keys shares what motivated her to step back from her hectic career to recharge in Egypt.

  • The First Grammys

    Alicia Keys talks about her first experience at the Grammy Awards.

  • Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys sat down with MAKERS in 2013 for an exclusive interview. Read below to learn more about her.   As a singer, songwriter, record producer and actress, Alicia Keys has won numerous awards, sold over 35 million albums, and 30 million singles worldwide.   Born in New York City in 1981, Keys began piano lessons at age 7. She attended Manhattan's prestigious Professional Performance Arts Scho...

  • Enter the MAKERS + Global Citizen Contest

    Women have made a lot of progress, but there is so much more to be done and we need your help. One of the problems is that there is a dearth of role models for young women and if she can't see it, she can't be it — so AOL's MAKERS is working to fill that void by chronicling the stories of women today to shape the leaders — or "MAKERS" — of tomorrow. MAKERS and Global Citizen are partnering togethe...

  • A History of Fragrance

    For as long as human beings have roamed the Earth, they've searched high and low for anything that would help them smell good while doing so. Just as civilizations developed over time, so did their scents: from myrrh and frankincense to civet and musk to lily of the valley, lemon and bergamot. Fragrance wasn't only used for beauty in ancient times: it was ceremonial — many believed certain scents ...

  • West Point Mandates Female Cadets to Take a Boxing Class

    In an attempt to complete gender integration in the U.S. Army, West Point is now requiring all female cadets to take a class that was previously off limits for women. West Point officials recently decided to make boxing a required course for all approximately 1,000 students in the Class of 2020, beginning this fall. According to The Washington Post, this decision follows the Pentagon's historic de...

  • This Artist Is Turning Sexist Comments Into Inspiring Photographs

    For visual artists like Rora Blue, there are certain objects she often associates with women, ranging from embroidery, skirts, panties, to even a bowl of soup. They delicately come together for her latest feminist project appropriately titled, "Handle With Care." The 20 year old first received attention with her poignant, honest photo series "The Unsent Project," a collection of unsent text messag...

  • Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and More to Headline Fall's TIDAL Benefit Concert

    As if a concert with some of the most powerful names in the music industry was not enough to entice us, add a cause to the cost and we are THERE. Partnering with Robin Hood, an organization dedicated to finding and funding "the best poverty-fighting orgs in NYC," TIDAL's 2016 concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. will headline artists to support "education across the pipeline." From Bey...

  • Emma Watson Wants Universities to Stand Up Against Campus Sexual Assault

    Actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about gender equality at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Representing the UN Women campaign HeForShe — which Watson helped launch — the actress addressed several topics, including leadership opportunities for women on college campuses and campus sexual assault. The latter issue has been in the news more tha...

  • 'It's Bigger Than Basketball,' WNBA Fever Team Kneel Together During National Anthem

    Across different leagues and sports around the world, athletes have come together to take a kneel for police brutality and racial inequality. The Indiana Fever team kneeled together Wednesday night, marking the first time an entire professional team has protested together. They were joined by two Mercury players, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone — but the other Mercury players remained standing. The WN...

  • Michelle Obama and Stephen Colbert Reveal Their One Wish On "The Late Show"

    One thing is certain and it's that First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama are exiting the White House office in a memorable way. Making their mark on magazine covers, going full throttle on interviews pre-election, and even appearing on hit television shows, the Obamas are certainly making the most of the next few months. But while they will no longer be FLOTUS and POTUS after Novemb...

  • This Lunch Lady Who Quit After a Policy Prevented Her From Feeding a Hungry Child Is Our Hero

    Stacy Koltiska, a former lunchroom staffer at an elementary school in Pennsylvania, is doing her part to fight back against a completely messed up policy that seems to discriminate against low-income students. Here's what happened: Koltiska, who worked the register in the cafeteria, was prevented from serving a hot meal to a boy at the school because he had a negative balance on his account. Accor...

  • The Struggle Is Real: Artist Cassandra Calin's Cartoons Perfectly Capture What It's Like to Be a Woman

    Let's just say this: living in a world where there are such high expectations put on females of all ages — whether self-imposed or from societal pressures — to be "perfect" (whatever that may be), the struggle is real. And, 21-year-old artist and self-proclaimed "lazy fairy" Cassandra Calin is proving one thing: we're all in this together. Focusing on creating "comics inspired by [her] life, first...

  • How to Be an Effective Female Leader, According to an HR Expert

    As a champion for gender equality, I’ve seen firsthand how gender perceptions affect the careers of women and their ability to command a 'seat at the table.' Recently a Cornell HR Review article stated that, "women now make up over half of the current workforce ... yet there is stagnant growth of women in some positions and the demographic makeup of top leadership remains largely unchanged. It is ...

MAKERS: Women Who Make America

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  • Meet the Mom Who Is Taking On a World Threat: Jihadist Recruitment

    Nadia Remadna may be a social worker and a single mother of four children, but her impressive résumé doesn't end there. She is leading the pack in mitigating recruitment, and saving children from the most threatening extremist organizations today. She founded The Mothers' Brigade, which provides support groups, intellectual and philosophical tools, self esteem training and more – all in the center...

  • Even Job Listings Are Sexist — Here's How

    The exclusion of women from male-dominated industries and leadership roles happens at every stage of their lives, from discouragement in school to bias in job interviews. And one overlooked but major source of gender inequality in the workplace is the wording on job ads. The job-finding platform ZipRecruiter analyzed its data to determine whether job ads companies were posting contained gender bia...

  • Oklahoma Opened Its First New Abortion Clinic in More Than 40 Years

    For the first time in over 40 years, Oklahoma City has opened a new women's health center — one that will provide women with access to safe, and legal, abortions. According to the Associated Press, the Trust Women Foundation — a Kansas-based organization dedicated to protecting women's reproductive rights, especially within underserved communities — opened the South Wind Women's Center earlier thi...

  • Gucci's Newest Face: 79-Year-Old Actress Vanessa Redgrave

    Here to stun the world in the latest Gucci Cruise 17 campaign is none other than accomplished actress Vanessa Redgrave of "Crime and Punishment" and "Atonement." And being 79 years old, Redgrave proves yet again that age is just a number.   The #GucciCruise17 campaign captures a cast of characters, alongside acclaimed actress #VanessaRedgrave in the grounds and interior ...

  • Twitter Spreads the Love On #InternationalDayofPeace

    In the midst of everything going on recently with police brutality and terrorist attacks, pausing to acknowledge International Day of Peace might not be a bad idea. Each year on September 21, the United Nations and people around the world celebrate world peace. This day is dedicated specifically to the absence of war and violence and provides an opportunity for all of humanity to come together for...

  • Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Bank CEO On National Television for "Gutless Leadership"

    Wells Fargo C.E.O. John Stumpf hasn't exactly had an easy go of it over the last few weeks. His bank was fined $185 million after it came to light that employees had created millions of unauthorized, fake accounts in order to reap sales bonuses over the course of five years. He let 5,300 workers go as a result, watched his stock drop, and lost more than $1 billion in a single day for prominent sha...

  • Ships "Manned" By Women Sail for Gaza

    On September 14, the Amal and Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona. The names of the two ships — that translate to "hope" and "olive" in Arabic — are suited for the ships' mission to "express our solidarity with the Palestinian women and the people of Gaza." The ships are crewed entirely by women. The "Freedom Flotilla Coalition" is comprised of female activists, politicians, and artists alike, includ...

  • This Fifth Grade Girl Just Shared the Ultimate Rules of Consent

    Zoe said she was done with the nonsense and wrote a letter for a classmate named Noah who wouldn't leave her alone. @WhosDenverJones received a photo of Zoe’s consent list from her friend, who is a teacher, and shared it on Twitter. My friend who's a 5th grade teacher just sent this to me! I'm dead!!! pic.twitter.com/FSDBxs9Vtq — Denny Dimples (@WhosDenverJones) September 15, 2016 Zoe's u...

  • Graphic Designer Redesigns "Girls' Life" Magazine Cover to Shed Light On Sexism

    When Matt Frye's photograph emerged of two issues of a "Girls' Life" and a "Boys' Life" magazine standing side by side on a newsstand, the public responded with outrage. Among the most recent reactions to the picture was a simple "No" on Instagram from the one and only Amy Schumer, sparking further dismay from fans and other celebrities who were equally as upset.   No ...

  • Simone Biles Signs Endorsement Deal to Raise Awareness of Foster Care System

    Another day another endorsement for Olympic gold-medalist Simone Biles. But, while her endorsement list keeps on growing, few companies and organizations can compete with the most recent one. Aside from being her first post-Olympics deal, Mattress Firm also hits closest to home. And for Biles, who has been selective when it comes to endorsement deals, Mattress Firm is particularly important becaus...

  • 9 Women Who Fought Back Against Workplace Sexual Discrimination

    Did you know that two-thirds of young women and half of all women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace in the past twelve months? These new statistics are the first ever to document the prevalence of occurrences that leave women, at best, feeling like their contributions to the workplace are lesser than their male colleagues’, and at worst, being bullied into dropping rape allegatio...

  • What Goes Into Creating A Winning Scent? We Asked a Head Perfumer At Paco Rabanne to Find Out

    People say that you're never fully dressed without perfume, but the power of scent goes beyond making an ensemble come together. Scents are connected to emotions, closely associated with memories and can bring the past into the present moment with one quick whiff. Finding the right scent is like finding your way home, and one spritz (or seven) of your favourite scent can give you that much-needed ...

  • Nike Honors WNBA Pioneer Tamika Catchings

    Four-time Olympic gold medalist and WNBA superstar Tamika Catchings is retiring as the 2016 season concludes. Nike Basketball paid tribute to Catchings with a tweet reminding everyone of her greatness on and off the basketball court. Thank you, @Catchin24. For everything & more. pic.twitter.com/hHmZU7lgys — Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) September 18, 2016 According to espnW, Catchings...

  • Jill Soloway Reminds Us All to Support the Trans Community in Poignant Emmys Speech

    Although the Emmys are over and the buzz has slowly subsided, there are some moments in particular that seem to linger longer than others, like when "Transparent" director Jill Soloway illuminated the importance of supporting the trans community. Soloway took home her second award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and referred to the series in her speech as a "revolution." "I've alway...

  • Regarding the Clinton Campaign, Obama Thinks America Still Struggles with Women in Power

    While President Obama is hopeful about Hillary Clinton's election, he told her fundraiser in New York that he doesn't believe the polls between candidates should be this close — unless the nation is really as polarized as the polls indicate. Or unless, the thought remains, that powerful women make people uncomfortable. "There's a reason why we haven't had a woman president," Obama said. "We as a s...

  • This Says It All: Introducing, the "Period Game"

    A board game is the latest creative stride toward de-stigmatizing periods. "The Period Game," is a period-themed game created by Daniela Gilsanz and Ryan Murphy that sets out to teach kids and adults alike about the menstrual cycle – all encompassed in a lighthearted way that takes the stigma of shame out of periods. "Our ultimate hope is that people can learn in a way that is equal parts fun and ...

  • Remembering "The Sound of Music" Actress Charmian Carr

    Charmian Carr, an incredible talent known for acting, passed away this weekend at the age of 73. The Internet has since responded with thousands of posts from fans whose lives she had touched. Though she only appeared in one television show and one movie, the lyrics to her catchy song "16 Going On 17" have embedded themselves in the minds of any fan of "The Sound of Music," which was released in 1...

  • Leslie Jones Jokes About Nude-Photo Hack During Emmys

    Leslie Jones just got the last word on her Twitter harassment and website hack — and in a big way. At first it seemed like we were going to have to endure TV time from the accountants at Ernst & Young, but as soon as we heard "and Leslie Jones," it became apparent this Emmys moment would be anything but dull. Jones, whose Twitter account and Web site were both attacked this summer, pleaded with th...

  • The Most Talked About Moments for Women at the 68th Emmy Awards

    After an emotional and star-studded night, the 68th Emmy Awards came to a close, but not without leaving a lasting impression and ongoing conversation. From heartfelt speeches and incredible talent, to stunning attire and homemade PB&J sandwiches (thank you to Jimmy Kimmel's mother), the Emmys ran smoothly and successfully. And among the most memorable moments of the night was an award for our ver...

  • New Show "Victoria" Brings in Criticism Targeting Women

    A new show about the life of Queen Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman, has been ruling U.K. ratings. But with any series towing the line between history and entertainment, there is likely to be some criticism to follow. With the history-appreciating critics pointing out some of the series' inaccuracies — the pristine eyebrows, the not-so 1830's crown, and the sexualization of characters — other comm...

  • Sophia Bush Called Out Creepy Guys Everywhere in an Open Letter

    Sophia Bush definitely isn't afraid to call things as she sees them, and that's just what she did earlier this week when forced to deal with an overly aggressive male fan on a plane. Of course, Bush used the unfortunate situation to make an excellent point about the very not-OK way women are sometimes treated by inappropriate males. Basically, she's our hero. Here's what happened: Bush was seated ...

  • Sexism in Hollywood: A Timeline

    The facts are the facts. And unfortunately, those facts are just not telling us what we want to hear because sexism, while prevalent throughout many industries around the world, is a continuous theme in Hollywood. And while more women are breaking down barriers and establishing themselves in the industry, statistics — not to mention testimonies — are still showing little improvement. To break it d...

  • Get to Know Claire Friedman, COO, Head of "Lip Sync Battle" Franchise

    Ever wonder what it's like to walk a day in someone else’s shoes (or spend a day in someone else's job, as the case may be)? Levo's "Women at work" series features interviews with some of the most accomplished women about how they got to where they are in their careers, what advice they'd give their younger selves, and any tips and tricks they've picked up along the way. Name: Claire Friedman Age...

  • MAKERS Checklist: What We're Looking Forward to This Fall

    In case you didn't already know, Thursday marks the official start of fall. We're jumping into the season with a checklist featuring some of the things we are most looking forward to in the coming months. From cozy feminist socks and pins, to riveting movies and books, these items are sure to make you make the most of this colorful season. Click through the gallery above to see everything on our t...

  • MAKERS On the Subject of Anger

    New York Magazine recently featured 25 iconic women talking about their experiences with anger. Check out what some of our MAKERS had to say in the gallery above. NEXT: Get to Know Gloria Steinem » Related Stories: • Get to Know Shonda Rhimes • Margaret Cho's New Comedy Tour Photo Credit: Getty Images

  • NASCAR's Danica Patrick Is Driving a New Dental Campaign

    Whether she's practicing new yoga poses, cooking gourmet meals, creating a new fashion line, or is behind the wheel of a racecar, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick has proven time is no competition for her busy lifestyle. And when it comes to health and hygiene, she does not waste a minute. Especially when she's helping others in the process — something she does with the help of her Aspen Dental "Tooth...

  • Sandra Cisneros to Be Awarded a National Medal of Arts By President Obama

    On September 22, some of the nation's most renowned artists will be awarded the 2015 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals by President Barack Obama at the White House along with First Lady and MAKER Michelle Obama. Among some of the year's recipients are huge names like Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, and Audra McDonald, but also MAKER Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros, a Mexican-American au...

  • Another Supermom Breaks the Internet

    Another 'supermom' is standing out on the sidelines — perhaps proving that she should be center field in this viral photo. The Dallas Morning News perfectly captured Melissa Wardlow, as she took photos for the Lake Ridge football team in Dallas, Friday night. But that wasn't all she was doing. Her whole upper body was occupied by tasks: On her back, she carried her 3 year old, and on her front, sh...

  • Sheryl Sandberg Is Reportedly Being Considered for a Top Job in Clinton's Cabinet

    As the 2016 election draws closer, speculation is rising around who Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would appoint to major political positions if one becomes president. Already, PayPal and Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel is reportedly telling friends that Trump would nominate him to the Supreme Court. Clinton, Politico reports, is also said to be eyeing a flashy name in tech: Sheryl Sandberg, Face...

  • The Life-Changing Books Every Woman Should Read

    As any avid reader knows, books are everything. The right book can guide, educate and inspire; a book can help you nurse a broken heart or awaken a sense of adventure, leading you to discover people and places you never dreamed you would. Even in a world that's saturated with tech — and an endless stream of TV shows, games and apps at our fingertips — nothing can replace the pleasure of a good boo...

  • Kristen Bell's Video About Women in the Office is On Point

    Kristen Bell just set the perfect tone for women in the office. When it comes to combating frustrating realities that women face in the workforce – you know, unfair wages, lack of promotions, and varied paid maternity leave policies. Sometimes you just have to laugh about it. As part of The Huffington Post's new series, "Celebs Have Issues," Bell brings awareness to these ongoing issues through th...

  • London Design Festival: Discover London’s Female Design Talent

    The annual London Design Festival, held this year from 17 – 25 September, celebrates London as design capital of the world and showcases both British and International designers making headway in their fields. Here’s a look at four women who stand out at this year’s festival. Alison Brooks Architect Alison Brooks is the creative brain behind one of this year’s Landmark Projects at the Festival:...

  • Five Need-To-Know Facts About Bridget Jones

    Bridget Jones, the clumsy, eternally embarrassing singleton struggling to navigate modern life, played by Renée Zellweger, is back. This time, it’s for the third film instalment of the rom-com trilogy, Bridget Jones’s Baby. As the name suggests, to add to the clumsiness, the errant blokes, the inability to gauge social mores and challenges of being taken seriously at work, in her family and within...

  • Lupita Nyong'o Visits Her Family Home and Farm in Kenya

    Vogue’s October cover and star of the upcoming "Queen of Katwe" — a film based on the true story of Ugandan international chess champion Phiona Mutesi — took time out of her whirlwind schedule to visit family in their home near Kisumu, Kenya. Traveling back home for the magazine's cover shoot, Lupita Nyong'o stopped by her parents Dorothy and Peter’s home for a walk through their farm, to climb fr...

  • Finally! A Designer Debuted the First NYFW Collection With Hijabs

    It's finally happened! Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan has officially made fashion history by becoming not only the first Indonesian to debut a collection in a New York Fashion Week venue, but also by being the creator of the first-ever line of clothing featuring hijabs.   Dibalik kesuksesan sebuah show ada sebuah team hebat yg ttp kuat dan kokoh ketika dihantam oleh pe...

  • Serena Williams Debuted Her New Fashion Line At NYFW, Proving She's Not Just an Amazing Athlete

    Though New York Fashion Week is coming to a close, we cannot get over MAKER Serena William's new "Serena Williams Signature Statement" fashion line for Home Shopping Network (HSN).   Work it! Models make their way down the runway in @serenawilliams new collection! #serenawilliams #serenaonhsn A video posted by HSN (@hsn) on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:58pm PDT F...

  • Let Obama's Female Staffers Teach You How to Be Heard in a Male-Dominated Setting

    "Amplification" is the new "lean in." In a recent article with The Washington Post about the boy's club of Washington, D.C., female staffers who work for President Barack Obama revealed a strategy they adopted to ensure they were being heard in meetings that were typically two-thirds men — "important meetings" that the women say they had to "elbow" their way into to begin with. The method, called ...

  • Leaked Emails Reveal Disturbing Treatment of Women at Apple

    Current and former Apple employees have shared over 50 pages of emails with "Mic" in which women describe sexism they've experienced at the company, and their stories are horrific. One engineer recalled male coworkers joking about someone coming to rape everyone in the office. After repeated incidents like that one, she wrote in an email to Apple's CEO Tim Cook, "Rape jokes in work chat is basical...

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  • California Vetoes Bills to Ax Tampon and Diaper Taxes

    If anything is going to infuriate progressive women and parents today, it's this: Even though thirteen states have eliminated the "tampon tax," it seems that increasing state revenue has been prioritized over increasing women's equality in California's tax code. That’s right, Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed two bills that would have eliminated taxes on both tampons and diapers. These bills, A...

  • Get to Know Shazi Visram, Founder & CEO of Happy Family

    Shazi Visram is the founder and CEO of Happy Family Brands, the first U.S. brand to offer a complete line of nutritious foods for babies, toddlers and, kids, and prenatal supplements for mothers. She is also a mom to two young children. Read more to learn about Visram and her journey to success, her newly launched cookbook "The Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook For Baby & Toddler," and more...

  • Sorry Dad! New Research Shows Your Kids' Intelligence Probably Comes From Their Mom

    As Redbook puts it so perfectly, "In the case of your intelligence, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate." No, but seriously. A recent study by "Psychology Spot" shows that there is, in fact, a hereditary component to intelligence, which found that it's likely children get their intellect from their mothers. This was proven for many different reasons, one of which is that since intell...

  • Once Bullied Teenager Creates App So Kids Will Never Have to Sit Alone Again

    Meet Natalie Hampton, a 16-year-old Californian responsible for the creation of "Sit With Us," an anti-bullying app launched on September 9, dedicated to eliminating any and all "Mean Girls" situations. Inspired by personal memories of spending her entire seventh grade school year eating alone, Hampton, now a socially happy junior in high school, believed a cell phone app was necessary in order to...

  • These Women are Making Inventive Changes in Our Food Industry

    The agricultural industry both contributes to and is effected by climate change — leading many to find better solutions for more sound food systems. Much of this effort is being spearheaded by women – all through a variety of niche efforts with big goals in combating climate change, saving money, reducing waste, and feeding the world in a healthier, more localized way. Fortune recently released a ...

  • Malala Yousafzai Says #YesAllGirls Should Have Education in Latest Campaign

    Just like many girls going back to school this month, so is someone who has been fighting for education rights for girls across the world for many years. On her first day of secondary school on Wednesday, Malala Yousafzai was already thinking far beyond her own education. She instead introduced a campaign to support refugee girls' education. #YesAllGirls invites girls around the world to share pho...

  • 5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Amy Winehouse

    "There is no point in saying anything but the truth because, at the end of the day, you don't have to answer to anyone but yourself," Amy Winehouse once said, and that's exactly how she lived her short, yet treasured life. Whether she was blessing the world with her musical talent or encouraging others to be open about their emotions, Winehouse was a gift. Today, on what would have been her 33rd b...

  • "Heroes Tell the Truth": Readers React to Abby Wambach's New Autobiography

    In her new book "Forward," MAKER Abby Wambach opens up about the many successes and struggles she has achieved and faced throughout her life. From battling her identity, substance abuse, and self-acceptance, to becoming a talented and renowned Team USA soccer player, Wambach's genuine voice shines in every page of her autobiography. Read through some of the appraisals below and show your support w...

  • What Zooey Deschanel Can Teach Us About Juggling Multiple Professions

    Is there anything Zooey Deschanel can’t do? She is, seemingly simultaneously, a model, actress, producer, singer-songwriter and internet entrepreneur, as well as a co-founder of the popular female focused website, HelloGiggles. Let’s not forget Deschanel’s self-directed TV Show 'New Girl', airing it's 6th season this September. As multi-talented as she is, Deschanel is more than aware that moving ...

  • There's a Completely Understandable Reason Hillary Clinton Has Pneumonia

    Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. Five million to 10 million other Americans will also come down with the infection this year, but that’s no matter: Hillary Clinton is sick and is proving her weakness to the world and her unfitness to serve as president of the United States. At least that's what the alt-right wants you to think about the relatively benign diagnosis of a relatively common infection. F...

  • The Water Rights Movement Taking Place in the Midwest, and the Women Standing Up to It

    Standing Rock Sioux protestor Jessie Weahkee drove from Albuquerque to North Dakota to protect much more than land from a 1,172-mile-long, $3.78 billion-dollar pipeline. "It's about our rights as native people to this land. It's about our rights to worship. It's about our rights to be able to call a place home, and it's our rights to water," she said in an NPR interview. The Standing Rock Sioux Tr...

  • Yoko Ono Calls On Women to Tell Their Personal Testimonies of Harm

    Cutting to the chase, Yoko Ono's back — and with several new projects in the works. One of which will have her musical groupies roaring in excitement. We're not kidding, even Rolling Stone says it's true. And in case you haven't heard the big news, Ono has officially partnered with the "Secretly Canadian label to reissue [her] entire musical output from 1968 to 1985" that will be released on Novem...

  • Misty Snow Wants to Make History As the First Transgender Woman Elected to the Senate

    Utah resident Misty Snow is not your average Democratic candidate for Senate. She was working as a cashier in a grocery store when she kicked off her small, grassroots campaign in February and scored a commanding primary victory against her more established opponent, the self-proclaimed "conservative Democrat" Jonathan Swinton, in June. As a transgender, working-class, millennial woman, Snow not o...

  • Christy Haubegger Organized Comedy Writers' Boot Camp to Diversify Television

    "I hate going to panels that just 'talk' about diversity... I actually want to do something about it," MAKER Christy Haubegger told Variety magazine. And she's actually doing it. Through the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Haubegger, Talitha Watkins, and Ruben Garcia organized and produced a boot camp "designed to help young writers (not just women and people of color)" aiming "to do something abou...

  • Like the NBA, the NCAA Is Moving Championships From North Carolina Due to HB2

    Following the NBA pulling the All-Star game from North Carolina due to the transgender bathroom law, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) decided to take the same action. The NCAA is moving a total of seven championships out of North Carolina, and half of them are women's events: Division I women's soccer championship College Cup, slated for Cary, Dec. 2 and 4.  Division I ...

  • 8 Important Open Essays By Female Celebrities You Must Read

    Another day, another celebrity-penned essay published. And with great reason. In the latest essay, penned by Solange Knowles, the musician, actress, and fashion figure opens up about the struggles she faces as a black woman. Whether its at the airport or in the car, racism has proven prevalent in her life, making her question whether or not she belongs. And just like Knowles, other celebrities hav...

  • Social Media Is Being Used as a Vehicle for Human Trafficking

    We all know how powerful social media can be, but some might not know it plays a prevalent role in one of today's largest international crises: sex trafficking. In the past year, the UN reports that organizations like Islamic State and Boko Haram have used the "encrypted communications app Telegram to set up online slave auctions, circulating photos of captured Yazidi women, including their age, m...

  • "Pitch" Star Kylie Bunbury On Why Young Girls Need to See Complex Female Characters On TV

    Finally: female ballers! In Pitch, Fox’s new, sporty drama, Kylie Bunbury, 27, brings the heat playing the first female pitcher in the majors. Here, she talks about where her swagger comes from, how the show is breaking barriers, and more. GLAMOUR: First off, you nail the pro-athlete cocky walk. KYLIE BUNBURY: I don’t want to brag and say I have natural swagger, because my brothers would tell you ...

  • This Girl Is Literally Kicking Out Gender Stereotypes in Pakistan

    In July, when Germany was still in the running for the most recent EURO Cup, Pakistani football player Hajra Khan rooted them on enthusiastically. "I really hope they become the winner of the EURO Cup!" she said. She has always been a huge fan of German football. On top of being the first Pakistani female football player to sign a contract to play abroad in the Maldives National Women's League in ...

  • The Obama Administration Wants to Put a Stop to States Defunding Planned Parenthood

    It seems like every other day, we see headlines about another state cutting funding from Planned Parenthood, a family planning service provider that offers women general health care (including flu vaccines and run-of-the-mill physical exams), cancer screenings, STD testing, contraception, and other critical services in addition to providing abortions. In fact, at least 14 states have taken actions...

  • Remembering Greta Zimmer Friedman: The Woman in Iconic Times Square Kiss Photo

    Just over 71 years after Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the iconic photograph of a kiss between a nurse and an elated U.S. Navy sailor in Times Square, the woman in the picture, Greta Zimmer Friedman, passed away at the age of 92. Taken on August 14, 1945, or Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day), the photo of U.S. Navy sailor George Mendonsa and nurse Greta Zimmer Friedman has made a lasting impression o...

  • Brown University Students Stock Bathrooms With Free Pads and Tampons

    Students at Brown University are about to find their campus bathrooms fully stocked with free feminine-hygiene products. When several states — including Rhode Island, home to Brown — introduced a tax that classified feminine products as "luxury items" instead of necessities, students decided to take matters into their own hands. According to The Washington Post, the University Student Council will...

  • The 8 Feminist Pins You Need for Your Fall Jacket

    Looking to add a little decoration to your jean or cargo jacket this season? Well search no more as we have the top feminist pins to complete your fall style. Click through the gallery above to see a few of our favorites. NEXT: 6 Shirts That Flaunt Your Feminist Pride » Related Stories: • 15 Decorations Every College-Bound Feminist Needs In Their Dorm Room • These are Some of Gloria Steinem's Fa...

  • Samantha Bee Naturally, Yet Unintentionally Stands Out From Competition In "Full Frontal"

    If you've seen Samantha Bee's show, "Full Frontal," you know just how spunky her presence and personality are, making her unlike many of her male competitors. And, as one of only two women in late night television — along with fellow MAKER Chelsea Handler — Bee naturally stands out. But, this is not something she always intended to do, she told Fortune. "I felt like I was on a journey with the aud...

  • Try to Contain Your Excitement: Here Are the Women to Watch at the 68th Emmy Awards

    Since Amy Poehler won her first Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 10 (after receiving 17 past nominations for acting and writing), we can't contain our excitement for the 68th Emmy Awards. With a star-studded list of nominees, this year's awards ceremony will honor some of the most renowned names in the industry. And among them are 18 entertainers whose undeniable talent will be recogni...

  • Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: A Barely Addressed Human Rights Crisis

    Marriage is founded in the "idea" of love, but it's always been complicated. It's become even more complex throughout time and cultural shifts. In fact, in Kyrgyzstan, one-third of marriages aren't even consensual. Yes, that means that brides are captured against their own will. This is turning into human rights crisis for women and girls. According to a Kyz Korgon study, up to half of all marriag...

  • These Are the Schools That Produce the Most Female Entrepreneurs

    If you're a woman who wants to start a company that actually gets VC funding, there are two colleges you should try to go to. According to data released Thursday from PitchBook, Stanford (undergrad) and Harvard Business School Stanford are where you ought to be. These schools have graduated the most VC-backed female entrepreneurs out of the top 20 schools for women founders that were analyzed in t...

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    Jacki Zehner talks about what it's like working on the trading floor.

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    Jacki Zehner talks about her career at Goldman Sachs, and her hopes for the future of the company.

  • Women in Finance — Why it Matters

    Jacki Zehner talks about one of the most interesting projects she worked on which explored the role of women in finance.

  • Allow Women to Own Their Own Choices

    Jacki Zehner talks about work-life balance and her work ethic.

  • Failure — Or Just a Setback?

    Jacki Zehner talks about the difference between failures and setbacks.

  • Men's Choices

    Jacki Zehner talks about the challenges her husband faced after making the decision to become a stay-at-home dad in suburban New York.

  • Work Can't be Everything

    Jacki Zehner talks about the importance of work-life balance.

  • 3 Women Changing the Face of the Makeup Industry

    Despite there still being room for progress, one might say our world is very slowly (but surely) becoming more inclusive in many ways. The makeup industry, for one, is slowly making breakthroughs in gender barriers. In fact, now more than ever, cosmetics no longer belong to any one gender.  From a #MakeupIsGenderless movement, to the obvious need for shades to match different skin tones, brands ar...

  • Depressing Report Says Only 7 Percent of CEOs at the Largest Companies Are Women

    Women continue to make strides in the corporate leadership arena, but a recent Fortune report reveals we still have a long way to go: 93 percent of the world's biggest corporations are still led by men. According to a survey conducted by sales analytics company DiscoverOrg, there were just 1,835 female C-Level execs out of the 9,975 tallied for the survey; and a staggering 7 percent of executives ...

  • Can You Say Triple Threat? These Two Actresses Are Joining Oprah in Disney Adaptation of "A Wrinkle In Time"

    As if Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay teaming up again wasn't enough for the making of the Disney adaptation of "A Wrinkle In Time," add Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling to the lineup and an epic production is guaranteed. The movie, based on the children's book by Madeleine L'Engle, will be directed by DuVernay and written by "Frozen" writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. And, in case you're not f...

  • Demi Lovato Becomes Co-Owner of the Rehab Facility That Treated Her

    Demi Lovato has always been open about her struggles, and the fact that she sought treatment at a rehab facility in 2013. The 24-year-old pop sensation suffered from depression, bulimia, and substance abuse and was treated at CAST Centers in Los Angeles. In an upcoming interview for "CBS Sunday Morning," Lovato admitted she was "a nightmare," but she was eventually able to move past her issues — t...

  • Six Important Quotes From London’s Feminist Solidarity Festival

    Intersectional, varied and empowering are just three words to describe London’s Fourth Wave Feminist Activists. As well as campaigning, protesting and organizing in the fight for equal rights for women, the group puts together the annual London Feminist Solidarity Festival, in order to: ‘show that gender equality is important, it's a priority, and unfortunately, it's still not yet a reality. This ...

  • Misty Copeland's "Ballerina Body" to Leap Into Bookstores in 2017

    Misty Copeland's success streak is no where near over. From making history as American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer, to starring in the documentary "A Ballerina's Tale," to getting her own Barbie doll, to preparing for her life story to hit the big screen, Copeland is quickly proving there is very little she cannot accomplish. Her upcoming autobiography, "Ballerina Body," w...

  • Bye Bye, Gender Bias! LinkedIn Will No Longer Ask Users If They Meant to Search for a Man

    Have you ever searched for a contact on LinkedIn only to have the networking site automatically prompt you to look up a man with a similar name? You're not alone. A recent investigation by the Seattle Times revealed a pervasive gender bias within the site's search algorithm that pointed users toward male profiles when they searched for some of the most common female names. The Times cited the rela...

  • Michelle Obama Opens Up to ESSENCE About What Mattered Most About Her Time in the White House

    "I think when it comes to black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them," MAKER Michelle Obama told ESSENCE in an interview for its October issue. "It matters," Obama continued. "I think over these last few years, we’ve kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids' imaginations of what’s...

  • MAKERS UK Cause Spotlight: Christine Ohuruogu

    Christine Ohuruogu is no stranger to success. The 32-year old British track and field athlete has represented the United Kingdom on multiple occasions, specializing in the 400-metre dash – an event that asks its competitors to demonstrate an immense capacity for sprinting while also having the speed endurance to sustain their pace throughout the entire lap. Through the course of her career, Ohuruo...

  • What's It Like Being 16 in 2016? These Girls Will Tell You

    Turning 16 is a long-awaited milestone for any teenage girl, but while it might be a "rite of passage" for some, it's a road block for others. That's why Take Part — responsible for documentary films like "He Named Me Malala" and "Food, Inc." — created the "16 in '16" video campaign to illuminate the complex reality the next generation of women face. Launched this week, the series focuses on the r...

  • Together Is Better: An 'Un-Conference' You Just Can't Miss

    Together is better. It just is. Or at least that's what Together claims, and this organization's un-conference will certainly prove it to you. Powered by Life Reimagined, this event will feature diverse, honest, and heartfelt stories from Glennon Doyle Melton, Seane Corn, Valarie Kaur, and Dr. Jacqui Lewis in a gathering intended to inspire, support, and elevate in the hopes of igniting change. Be...

  • MAKER Nichelle Nichols and More Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "Star Trek"

    Fifty years ago today, the voyage of the starship Enterprise set off for the first time on televisions around the world. From there, the science fiction phenomenon known as "Star Trek" has expanded into more than 700 episodes and thirteen movies — inspiring millions not only in fandom, but also in space exploration and science. Between diehard "Trekkies" and the more recent following from the box-...

  • See the MAKERS Who Made Fortune's 2016 'Most Powerful Women' List

    Fortune recently released their 2016 "Most Powerful Women" list. Out of the 51 women in business who made the list, six of them are MAKERS. Take a look at the gallery above to find out which MAKERS made the list. To see Fortune's entire list, click here. NEXT: Fortune Names the World's Greatest Women Leaders » Related Stories: • You'll Never Believe Who Fortune Magazine Named the World's Greatest...

  • This Lawmaker's Reason for Believing FGM Is 'Necessary' Will Make You Cringe

    "Egyptian men are true men and I am a true man," MP Elhamy Agina of Daqahliya stated, according to a translation from Egyptian Streets. "Take my wife's phone number and ask her."  And by "true men," Agina means those who suffer from "sexual weakness," a condition to which he thinks women must succumb. This claim leads to one very important question: what exactly does a man's "sexual weakness" have...

  • The House Just Voted to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault

    A historic piece of legislation, the federal Survivors' Bill of Rights — written to protect survivors of sexual assault when they come forward to report and amend how rape kits are handled in sexual assault cases — passed unanimously in the House on Tuesday. The bipartisan measure focuses heavily on the handling of rape kits, the medical exams that sexual assault survivors undergo to gather forens...

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