MAKERS: Women Who Make America

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  • Since Election Day, More Than 13,000 Women Have Decided to Run for Office

    This year, for the first time ever, the United States had the possibility to elect its first-ever female president, breaking that "highest, hardest" glass ceiling once and for all. After election day though, when news broke that 2016 was not the year to make history with the first female POTUS, women took action to carry out this mission. Between marches and protests to protect women's rights and ...

  • Only 15 Women Made It On Billboard's 2017 Power 100 List

    Billboard's 2017 Power 100 list has officially been revealed, and features some of the music industry's greatest "visionary label bosses, tech gurus, artist managers and media moguls." Some of those names — from Spotify CEO and Chairman Daniel Ek (No. 1 on the list), to TMWRK Founders Kevin Kusatsu and Andrew McInnes (No. 100) — have one thing in common: the majority of them belong to men. In fact...

  • The Best Quotes From The 2017 MAKERS Conference That Will Inspire You to #BEBOLD

    MAKERS brought together hundreds of trailblazing women at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in early February to shine a light on women's issues and to create an action plan for moving forward. Though the three-day event has come and gone, we are continuing the conversation in order to encourage everyone to #BEBOLD with us. Inspired by the dozens of speakers who illuminated the conference stage, we have ...

  • This Self-Made Female Billionaire Never Let Men Define Her Career

    Liz Elting never quit anything in her life except for the "perfect" job she landed at 26. The linguaphile had previously worked in five countries (Portugal, Spain, Canada, Venezuela, and the U.S.), and studied four languages before graduating New York University with an MBA. The then recent graduate, eager to build a career, took a job in international corporate finance. She was the only woman in ...

  • MAKERS Alicia Keys, Serena Williams, and More Promote 'Equality' in New Nike Campaign

    "Is this the land history promised?" the newest Nike 'Equality' campaign video directed by Melina Matsoukas begins. Narrated by Michael B. Jordan, the video features footage of powerful athletes like MAKER Serena Williams and MAKERS Conference speaker Gabby Douglas, as MAKER Alicia Keys sings "A Change Is Gonna Come" in the background. Though the video itself makes a beautiful statement, Nike is n...

  • Meet the 22-Year-Old College Undergrad Who Is Making NASA History

    Tiera Guinn is a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer for the Space Launch System that aerospace company, Boeing, is building for NASA, The Huffington Post reports. Guinn is 22 years old and still in college. "One day I saw a plane fly by and I just had this realization, 'Huh, I can design planes. I'm going to be an aerospace engineer,'" Guinn tells The Huffington Post. Guinn's mother ...

  • Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Announce Plan to Advance Women in the Workplace

    During a busy day filled with a joint news conference, discussions about international trade deals, and photo opportunities that launched a new wave of memes, Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially launched a cross-border initiative to expand the role of women in business and provide more opportunities for entrepreneurs and other leaders to advance in their fields. A ne...

  • Get Career Advice From Girl Scouts (They Know What They're Doing!)

    As delicious as Girl Scout cookies may be, those tempting boxes don't move themselves. It's up to some 1.9 million young girls to sell them each year. And while they may be young, these girls can take their business-savvy to the bank. (That's probably why Money magazine profiled five of the Girl Scouts' top sellers this month.) Luckily, their best advice goes well beyond knowing the difference bet...

  • Watch the 4 Lessons We Learned From Tiffany Dufu, Author of "Drop the Ball"

    Levo's @Maxie McCoy‍ spoke to Levo's Chief Leadership Officer, @Tiffany Dufu‍. Dufu has spent her life advancing women and girls and now she has a new book, "Drop The Ball" (out Tuesday) to help us all figure out which balls to drop and how. Watch the conversation between Dufu and McCoy below. Dufu is always overflowing with great advice, and this conversation was no different. And while there ...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Tim Armstrong

    CEO of AOL Inc., Tim Armstrong, announces the AOL initiative to achieve 50/50 gender diversity by the year 2020, at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Gloria Steinem Introduces Sherrilyn Ifill

    Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem introduces President & Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill, at a dinner at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Patricia Arquette

    Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem introduces Actress & Activist Patricia Arquette speaks at a dinner at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: MAKERS Celebrates 5 Years

    MAKERS' Founder and Executive Producer Dyllan McGee is joined on stage with Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem, MAKERS team members, and more at MAKERS' fifth birthday celebration at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit...

  • One of Thousands: How the Immigration Ban Affected This MIT Undergrad

    Niki Mossafer Rahmati, an undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was denied re-entry into the United States after visiting her family in Iran due to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on January 27. The sister of Sigma Kappa's MIT chapter was unable to board a connecting flight in Doha, Qatar, back to MIT, even though she holds a current multiple...

  • Why You Need to Mark March 8 On Your Calendar

    A feminist group is organizing a mass strike on March 8 — International Women’s Day — for "feminism for the 99 percent." "The 'lean-in' variety of feminism won't defeat this administration, but a mobilization of the 99 percent will," the op-ed in The Guardian says. The group argues in the op-ed piece that a "new wave of militant feminist struggle" must be broadened to include a greater-reaching wo...

  • These Two 24 Year Olds Are the First Full-Time Female Hires in NCAA Division I Hockey Coaching History

    Two 24-year-old hockey fanatics were hired as the first full-time female employees on N.C.A.A. Division I men's hockey coaching staff. Brittany Miller and Theresa Feaster were hired by their Alma maters: Miller by Boston University and Feaster by Providence College. Feaster said that the N.H.L. draft in 2012, where the Calgary Flames (a team her father was the general manager of) selected two play...

  • All About Michelle Obama's Internship Program

    Barack and Michelle Obama recently announced their 16-week internship program based in Washington D.C. According to CNBC, The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama emailed former White House interns on Friday announcing the program. The program seeks those who "take initiative, manage their time well, have strong attention to detail, solid writing skills, and the utmost commitment to public service....

  • These Are What Disney Princesses Could Look Like in 2017 Without the Affordable Care Act

    As women's rights continue to make headlines, women around the globe are using inventive platforms to express themselves. One illustrator in particular, Maritza Lugo, known as mindsaymohan on Instagram, uses her drawings, which stem from an original essay collaboration with Danielle Sepulveres, to voice her opinions. "The most important outcome for the images is that people don't become desensitiz...

  • Beyoncé Accepts Grammys Award With Powerful Speech About Race and Beauty

    Beyoncé accepted the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album on February 12 at the 59th Annual Grammy awards and delivered a moving speech that left us just as breathless as her show-stopping performance. In the speech, Beyoncé spoke about the creation of "Lemonade" and using it to redefine beauty standards and the meaning of race for her own daughter (and future twins). She also spoke about the ...

  • Adele Just Dedicated Her Album of the Year Grammy to Beyoncé

    Grammy fave Adele's "25" beat fan favorite Beyoncé's "Lemonade" for Album of the Year... but even the British singer knew "Lemonade" was the defining album of 2016, and she used her speech to praise Bey. Through tears, Adele reflected on being at the Grammys while pregnant—Beyoncé's current circumstance, in case you live under a rock — and said that she "couldn't accept" the award without giving d...

  • Katie Couric On Her Film "Gender Revolution"

    Katie Couric teamed up with National Geographic for a documentary project to bring further awareness to the gender complexities that are emerging more frequently in society. MAKERS caught up with Couric at the premiere of "Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric" on February 6. "I want people to feel that I approached it with respectful curiosity and that they can learn along with me about ...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Leanne Pittsford

    Leanne Pittsford, Founder & CEO of Lesbians Who Tech, TechUP & include.io, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Lesbians Who Tech » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Jimmy Lopez Receives First "MAKERS Dad of the Year" Award

    Kristina Duncan, VP of Global Marketing Communications at Barbie, calls on Matt Repicky, Head of Global Brand Marketing and Partnerships at Barbie, to give Jimmy Lopez, father of The Splash Sisters, the first-ever "MAKERS Dad of The Year" Award at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Tim Armstrong, Tamika Catchings, & The Splash Sisters » Related Stories • All About The 2...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: The Mask You Live In

    Pointing out how stereotypes and media representations affect our society, this video from The Representation Project was presented by the organization's founder, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Jennifer Siebel Newsom » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Russell Wilson & Little Future

    This video of Russell Wilson and stepson Little Future made its way to The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Excerpt From "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"

    Check out highlights from "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," a documentary narrated by Meryl Streep, that was showcased at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in this excerpt. Watch the full documentary here. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Spark Talk

    Denice Ross, Public Interest Technology Fellow of New America, and Kelly X. Jin, Director of Data-Driven Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, speak at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Get...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: BOLD Initiatives Panel

    Shelley Zalis, Chief Executive Officer of The Female Quotient and Creator of The Girls’ Lounge, speaks with Anna Patterson, VP of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence at Google; Erica Baker, Senior Engineer at Slack Technologies; Angela Sun, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, Bloomberg L.P.; and Trish Stroman, Partner & Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group  at The 2017 MAKERS Confer...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Ty Stiklorius

    Ty Stiklorius, Founder & CEO of Friends At Work, discusses starting her own business, managing artists like Meghan Trainor and John Legend, and more in this exclusive video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Ty Stiklorius » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Imag...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Vicki Shabo

    Vice President of Workplace Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Vicki Shabo, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: #BEBOLD Video

    MAKERS celebrates its third conference with this exclusive video. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Sheryl Sandberg, Lori Goler, & Dyllan McGee

    Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg speaks with the company's Head of People, Lori Goler, and Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS Dyllan McGee, at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Sheryl Sandberg » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Gwen Ifill

    Journalist Gwen Ifill talks about her career highlights and more in this exclusive video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch Gwen Ifill's Exclusive MAKERS Video  » Related Stories • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Sherrilyn Ifill • The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Sheryl Sandberg & Gwen Ifill Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Put Women On the Map

    BBDO's campaign "Put Her On the Map" honors female role models who deserve to be memorialized so that we can continue to inspire women everywhere. Chief Executive Officer of BBDO, Andrew Robertson, introduced this campaign video during Tuesday's dinner at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Download the MAKERS Podcast » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 201...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Ty Stiklorius

    Founder and CEO of Friends At Work, Ty Stiklorius, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Download the MAKERS Podcast » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: United State of Women Panel

    VP National Community Alliances of Teach for America, Brittany Packnett; Bellamy Young, actress, singer, and producer; and human right journalist, entrepreneur, & candidate for US Congress, Wendy Carrillo; speak on a panel moderated by the Director of USOW Taylor Barnes, at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Download the MAKERS Podcast » Related Stories: • Watch Highl...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Cynthia Erivo

    Actress Cynthia Erivo performs “I’m Here” from “The Color Purple” at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Download the MAKERS Podcast » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: MAKERS Men Panel

    Astronaut Leland Melvin and Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Quarterback join a panel moderated by Founder and CEO of Friends At Work, Ty Stiklorius, at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Download the MAKERS Podcast » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Emma Mc...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Introducing MAKERS Men

    MAKERS is proud to announce its new MAKERS Men video series that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. Watch John Legend's exclusive MAKERS story and stay tuned as MAKERS continues to add new men to the series. NEXT: About MAKERS » Related Stories: • #MAKERSMen: Men Speaking Up for Women • Male Feminists Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Dads Who Play Barbie

    This Barbie campaign video, which encourages fathers to invest time in their daughters with #dadswhoplaybarbie, premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Jennifer Siebel Newsom

    Founder, President, and CEO, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Download the MAKERS Podcast » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Salamishah Tillet

    Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; and Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home, Inc., Salamishah Tillet, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Salamishah Tillet » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Emma ...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Judaline Cassidy

    Plumber of Plumbers Local Union No. One New York City, Judaline Cassidy, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Download the MAKERS Podcast » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

MAKERS: Women Who Make America

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  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Salamishah Tillet

    Scholar, Activist, & Author Salamishah Tillet talks about her career highlights and more in this exclusive video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch Salamishah Tillet's Exclusive MAKERS Story » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Family Leave PSA

    A woman who is 260-weeks pregnant in the workplace is featured in this PSA about paid maternity leave, narrated by Sophia Bush, that premiered at The 2017 Makers Conference. NEXT: These Countries Have the Best Maternity Leave Policies in the World » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Sheryl Sandberg

    Chief Operating Officer, Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, talks about her career highlights in a special video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch Sheryl Sandberg's Exclusive MAKERS Story  » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • Exclusive Recap: Day Two of The 2017 MAKERS Conference

    The second day of The 2017 MAKERS Conference welcomed back Joanna Barsh, Director Emerita of McKinsey & Company, to walk through the latest data on women's representation leadership. Engineer and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith followed Barsh's presentation with a conversation about her tech career. Smith was joined onstage by Patrice Banks, Founder of Girls Auto Clinic, on a miss...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Zosia Mamet

    Actress, Singer-Songwriter, & Columnist Zosia Mamet performs a special monologue at a dinner on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Lesbians Who Tech

    Learn about Lesbians Who Tech, a Community of Queer Women in or around tech (and the people who love them), founded by Leanne Pittsford, who spoke at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Rosie Perez

    Actor & Activist Rosie Perez performs a special monologue at a dinner on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Eva Longoria & Christy Haubegger » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video Photo Credit: MAKERS

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  • Sherrilyn Ifill

    Sherrilyn Ifill is the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the nation's premier civil rights legal organization. Sherrilyn is the second woman to lead the organization.   She began her career as a Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union, before joining the staff of the LDF as an Assistant Counsel in 1988, where she litigated voting right...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Debra Messing

    Award-Winning Actress & LGBT/HIV Activist Debra Messing performs a special monologue at a dinner on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Megan Smith » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Megan Smith & Patrice Banks

    Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States, Megan Smith and the Founder, Girls Auto Clinic & Clutch Beauty Bar, Patrice Banks, speak at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Megan Smith » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Girls Auto Clinic: A Place to Get Your Brakes Fixed and a Pedicu...

  • Exclusive Recap: Day One of The 2017 MAKERS Conference

    The 2017 MAKERS Conference got underway on Monday at Terranea Resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. The event began with a surprise video message from Secretary Hillary Clinton. In her exclusive announcement, the MAKER boldly declared that despite many challenges, she remains convinced that "the future is female." Clinton remarked on the energy and momentum of January's Women's March. She urged t...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Lilly Singh

    YouTube Sensation Lilly Singh talks about her career highlights and more in this exclusive video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch Lilly Singh's Exclusive MAKERS Story » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Sarah Robb O'Hagan

    Business Leader, Activist & Entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O'Hagan, shares her career highlights and more in this video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch "MAKERS: Women in Business" Documentary » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Diane von Furstenberg

    Iconic Fashion Designer of DVF, Diane von Furstenberg, talks about her career highlights in a special video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch Diane von Furstenberg's Exclusive MAKERS Story » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Get to Know Megan Smith

    Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States, Megan Smith, talks about her career highlights in a special video that premiered at The 2017 MAKERS Conference. NEXT: Watch Megan Smith's Exclusive MAKERS Story » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference Welcome Video

    MAKERS brings together hundreds of trailblazing leaders, inviting everyone to #BEBOLD at its third conference that shines a light on issues ranging from violence against women to inclusion of men — ultimately creating a bold agenda that flips the script and creates lasting impact. Watch the exclusive welcome video, featuring a special message from MAKER Hillary Clinton. NEXT: All About The 2017 MA...

  • Introducing the MAKERS Podcast

    MAKERS is excited to introduce its first podcast.  The MAKERS Podcast features stories of women who've shaped our history and women who will re-shape our future. Hear insights and inspiration from female leaders in politics, media, tech, sports, activism, and beyond. Hosted by MAKERS' Amanda McCall, the podcast is available to download in the Apple Store. NEXT: 12 Podcasts Every Woman Needs to Fol...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Dyllan McGee & Samantha Leibovitz DeChiaro

    Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS Dyllan McGee is joined on stage with Vice President and Creative Director at AOL, Samantha Leibovitz DeChiaro, for welcoming remarks on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference » Related Stories • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Confe...

  • Tamika Catchings

    One of the top players in WNBA history, Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever completed a storied professional career after 16 seasons in the WNBA. She is a ten-time WNBA All-Star, five-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, seven-time All-WNBA First Team selection and has four Olympic gold medals with Team USA. Tamika led the Fever to win the WNBA Championship in 2012 and was honored as the WNBA...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Kathy Najimy

    Award-Winning Actress and Activist Kathy Najimy introduces Actor and Activist, Rosie Perez; Award-Winning Actress and LGBT/HIV Activist, Debra Messing; and Actress, Singer-Songwriter, and Columnist, Zosia Mamet; for a special monologue on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch "MAKERS: Women in Hollywood" Documentary » Related Stories • All Abo...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: The MAKERS Podcast

    MAKERS' Senior Producer Nancy Armstrong introduces the MAKERS Podcast featuring Little League's First Girl, Maria Pepe. Download the MAKERS Podcast, available now in the Apple Store, and learn more about the app here. NEXT: Get to Know Maria Pepe » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Diane von Furstenberg

    Iconic Fashion Designer of DVF, Diane von Furstenberg, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Diane von Furstenberg » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Cecile Richards

    President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Cecile Richards, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference » Related Stories • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Lilly Singh

    YouTube sensation Lilly Singh speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Lilly Singh » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Sarah Robb O’Hagan

    Founder of ExtremeYou, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference » Related Stories • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Megan Smith

    Former Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, United States, Megan Smith speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Megan Smith » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Eva Longoria & Christy Haubegger

    Actress, Producer, Philanthropist, and Businesswoman, Eva Longoria and Agent, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Founder of Latina Magazine, Christy Haubegger, speak at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Christy Haubegger » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Joanna Barsh

    McKinsey & Company’s Director Emeritus Joanna Barsh speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference » Related Stories • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Gloria Steinem & Octavia Spencer

    Feminist writer, activist, and organizer Gloria Steinem is joined by actress Octavia Spencer on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Spencer opened up to Steinem about her journey as an actress, and the gradual progression of the roles she has played. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Gloria Steinem » Related Stories • All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference • Relive...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Ella Bell

    Professor of Business Administration of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Ella Bell, speaks on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: All About The 2017 MAKERS Conference » Related Stories • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App • Relive The 2016 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: MAKERS

  • Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alum. Eva is set to star opposite Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir in the Universal feature film LOWRIDERS, which looks at the lives of low-riding culture enthusiasts in LA’s Latino communities, slated for a May 12th wide theat...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Luvvie Ajayi, Gabby Douglas, & Ibtihaj Muhammad

    U.S. champion gymnast Gabby Douglas and U.S. champion fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad speak with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker, and Digital Strategist Luvvie Ajayi at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch Luvvie Ajayi's Exclusive MAKERS Story » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories ...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Allie Kline

    Allie Kline, Chief Marketing Officer of AOL Inc., speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference » Related Stories: • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App • Exclusive Recap: Day Three of The 2017 MAKERS Conference Photo Credit: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Tim Armstrong, Tamika Catchings, & The Splash Sisters

    CEO of AOL Inc., Tim Armstrong, speaks with Founder of Catch the Stars Foundation and Former WNBA Player, Tamika Catchings, who are both joined on stage with the Splash Sisters, Caylie and Maya Lopez, at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Tamika Catchings » Related Stories: • Watch the Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Actio...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Lydia Polgreen & Kara Swisher

    Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, Lydia Polgreen, and Executive Editor of Recode, Kara Swisher, speak at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know MAKER Kara Swisher » Related Stories: • Watch the Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Jill Soloway

    Creator of "Transparent," Jill Soloway, speaks at The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. NEXT: Get to Know Jill Soloway » Related Stories: • Watch Highlights From The 2017 MAKERS Conference • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App Photo Credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images

  • John Legend

    Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter John Legend has garnered ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe, among others. Legend recently released his fifth studio album “DARKNESS AND LIGHT,” to rave reviews which features his current anthemic hit “Love Me Now.”  Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and tele...

  • Exclusive Recap: Day Three of The 2017 MAKERS Conference

    The third and last day of The 2017 MAKERS Conference featured a session that focused on the next generation of leaders. The session began with the introduction of MAKERS Men, a new video series profiling men who are outspoken allies for women's equality. Ty Stiklorius, Founder and CEO of Friends At Work, moderated the first-ever MAKERS Men panel that included astronaut Leland Melvin and Seattle Se...

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  • Sally Yates Nominated for JFK Profile in Courage Award

    In the words of MAKER Hillary Clinton, "Fighting for what's right is worth it." It seems that Sally Yates shares that sentiment. The recent Attorney General who put her job on the line for something she believed in, is now being nominated for an award honoring that action.  The JFK Profile in Courage Award specifically tributes those "who do what is right, rather than what is expedient," according...

  • Here's the Official "Beauty and the Beast" Trailer With Emma Watson as Belle

    Get excited: The official trailer for the live action "Beauty and the Beast" movie, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is HERE featuring tracks from Ariana Grande and John Legend! The feeling we got watching it is almost indescribable. Seeing the castle, the image of the rose, and hearing that haunting score will take you right back to your childhood bedroom, when you would watch the animated classic ...

  • Women Hold High Rank in Turks and Caicos

    In times like these, it's good to know when and where women in politics are shattering glass ceilings — like the small islands, Turks and Caicos. In December, the Caribbean country elected their first female premier, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, who broke a 13-year streak led by the People's National Party. Although Robinson, who is a part of People's Democratic Movement, did break a ceiling in h...

  • MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Looking Forward

    During February's Black History Month, we've explored the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS by looking at the mothers who taught them about strength and the instinct to follow their hearts, that led them to who they would become. Read on as five African American MAKERS talk about changing the future. 1. Faye Wattleton is a social activist, author, and businesswoman who was ...

  • See How This Danish Ad Challenges You to Recognize "All That We Share"

    Sometimes when we are at a loss for words, multimedia such as pictures, videos, films, advertisements, and the like depict just what we are trying to say. Recently, TV2Danmark released a beautiful advertisement showing exactly how powerful thinking outside the box can be — in the most literal sense. The ad challenges its audience to resist the temptation to put everyone in different categorical bo...

  • Google Doodle Celebrates Life of Edmonia Lewis

    Today, Google's homepage Doodle is of Edmonia Lewis, a 19th century American sculptor who was the first woman of African American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame, Google reports. "Today, we celebrate her and what she stands for — self-expression through art, even in the face of adversity," Google wrote. Lewis was born in 1844 and enrolled at Oberlin College by age 15,...

  • How One Woman's Tweet Helped Pay Student Lunch Debts Across the US

    New York City writer Ashley C. Ford hated knowing that thousands of school children — saddled with unpaid lunch accounts — were being offered embarrassing substitute meals in their school cafeterias. Wanting to make a difference, Ford took to Twitter, imploring her 66,000 followers to take action. "A cool thing you can do today is try to find out which of your local schools have kids with overdue ...

  • Zendaya Is Making One Girl's Dreams Come True After She Was Body-Shamed On Twitter

    Zendaya is a champion for women's rights, she fights against racism, and now she's standing up to body-shamers and making serious dreams come true. In case you haven't heard, the actress and musician is adding the title of fashion designer to her resumé with her new clothing line, Daya by Zendaya. The line is available in sizes up to 22 and reasonably priced at $18-$158. And better yet, the models...

  • This 22 Year Old Just Donated Part of Her Liver to Save the Infant She Babysits

    College student Kiersten Miles donated part of her liver, saving the life of the 16-month-old child she babysits for. Last June, just three weeks after babysitting for the three Rosko children, the 22 year old found out that the youngest child, Talia, needed an immediate liver transplant and would die without one. Miles immediately wanted to find out if she was a match, and after finding out she w...

  • These Women Just Made Significant Donations to the ACLU

    In response to President Donald Trump's executive order made on Friday, setting out ban predominantly Muslim immigration and travel to the U.S., the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has received a significant spike in donations. The organization, which typically raises about $4 million each year, now has more than $24 million in contributions, according to Fortune. Though the rise in investme...

  • Insomnia? Sleep Experts Are Sharing These Tips for Women to Combat Sleep Problems Once and for All

    The National Sleep Foundation reports that 48 percent of Americans have occasional insomnia and 22 percent have insomnia almost every night. Sleep problems also affect women more than men. Forty-three percent of women say that sleepiness interferes with their daily life, and 60 percent report having a good night's rest just a few days each week. Having seven to nine hours of sleep is recommended a...

  • Oprah to Join "60 Minutes" as a Special Contributor

    "There is only one Oprah Winfrey," said Executive Producer of "60 Minutes," Jeff Fager. Fager praised the media mogul and MAKER for her newest role as special contributor to "60 Minutes," the top news broadcast show in television. "She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life," Fag...

  • Single Women are Dominating the Housing Market at Twice the Rate of Single Men

    Women, taking stronger advantage of a single lifestyle, are dominating as homebuyers, buying homes at twice the rate of single men, Pew Research Center reports. Statistics show that today, one in five women over the age of 25 has never been married, contrasted to 9 percent of women in 1960, when the average age to marry was 20 years old for women. In Virginia Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own," ...

  • Get to Know the Four Female Judges Who Are Leading the Way for Immigration Justice

    After President-elect Donald Trump signed an executive order "preventing refugees, migrants and... green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.," people took action. Among those who began to ensure immigration justice were four female judges: Judge Ann Donnelly, Judge Leonie Brinkema, Judge Allison Burroughs, and Magistrate Judge Judith Dein. Upon hearing of ...

  • Serena Williams Made History By Exceeding Every Tennis Player

    MAKER Serena Williams is as much of a force today as she's ever been. Of course she's held records before, but Saturday she made history by exceeding every tennis player — man or woman — to win a record 23 Grand Slam titles by winning the women's final at the Australian Open. She won the match against her older sister, Venus, and broke the tie between her and Steffi Graf's record 22 Glam Slam titl...

  • Here's How to Include All Women in Your Feminism

    The global Women's March was undoubtedly a success, and if you attended, you're probably still high off the energy. But the March did get mixed reviews from many women of color. Some chose not to attend, and in its aftermath, they're understandably wary. Sure, hundreds of thousands of white women showed up and showed out, but the question now is: Will they keep showing up for other social justice ...

  • Priyanka Chopra Gets Candid About "Quantico" Dialogue: "The Way We Look at Women and Sexuality Needs to Change"

    "Quantico" was in the headlines last week as it made its return to the ABC lineup, but there was something even bigger happening behind the scenes on the prime-time drama. When Priyanka Chopra was informed about a seduction storyline taking place between her character, Alex, and Owen (played by Blair Underwood), she worked diligently with the writers to make sure the dialogue was more reflective o...

  • The White House Will Continue to Protect LGBTQ+ Workers

    While there seems to be a stream of tense, often disheartening news breaking worldwide, there are glimmers of hope among the headlines. President Donald Trump has vowed to keep and enforce Barack Obama's executive order protecting LGBTQ+ individuals. According to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, this 2014 order "protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for ...

  • Gov. Cuomo Proposes Amending New York State's Constitution to Include Roe v. Wade

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a constitutional amendment on Monday codifying Roe v. Wade into the New York State Constitution. In the press release issued by the New York government, Cuomo stated that the amendment "would enshrine that state shall protect the rights established by Roe v. Wade regardless of what happens at the federal level." The announcement was made at the "I Stand with Plann...

  • "Hidden Figures" Wins Outstanding Performance By a Cast at SAG Awards

    On Sunday night, Hollywood celebrated Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and more as "Hidden Figures" took home the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. "This film is about unity," Taraji P. Henson said upon receiving the award. "The shoulders of the women that we stand on are there American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson...

  • Iranian Actress Will Not Attend the Oscars to Boycott the Immigration Ban

    Though Taraneh Alidoosti starred in the Oscar nominated Iranian film, "The Salesman," the Iranian actress will not be attending this year's Academy Awards. That's because President Donald Trump's plan to temporarily ban immigrants from primarily Muslim countries, such as Iran, has left her and many around the world feeling discouraged. "I decided not to go even if I could, because it hurts me deep...

  • This Entrepreneur Is Using Indian Craft to Create Beautiful Sari-Silk Carpets

    After graduating in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ishrat Sahgal had no plans to go about interior design in any ordinary fashion. Returning to New Delhi after working in New York, Sahgal decided to build a single focus around adding a "narrative flair" to carpets, taking silk yarn from traditional sari weavers in South India to create sari-silk carpets. "When you buy a carpet, there...

  • This 14 Year Old Just Became America's Top Young Scientist With Plans to Sustain Third World Countries With New Energy Source

    Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won first place in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge with her HARVEST energy device, securing the title of America's Top Young Scientist. Her project sought to supply sustainable energy to third world countries, and earned her a $25,000 prize. Amy Poehler's Smart Girls organization caught up with her in an interview. "Every summer my family visits...

  • #BEBOLD: Take Action With the MAKERS Stories App

    Are you ready to #BEBOLD? MAKERS is excited to announce the launch of a special conference campaign in our MAKERS Stories app. To participate, simply download our app, available in the U.S. on iOS and Android, and answer our two questions: What does #BEBOLD mean to you? and What is one way you will #BEBOLD this year? And don't forget to tune in to watch The 2017 MAKERS Conference LIVE on MAKERS.co...

  • Marlo Thomas Reflects On Mary Tyler Moore's Passing

    Mary Tyler Moore's influence on women in Hollywood is ever-reaching, and with her recent passing, some of our own MAKERS, like actress and activist Marlo Thomas, are taking moments to reflect on Moore's influence. Read below to see Thomas' statement published on Thrive Global, MAKER Arianna Huffington's latest platform for health and wellness. "It's hard to believe that Mary's gone. I know how dif...

  • Adam Pally Voices Film Industry Needs to Consider Females Equally

    Adam Pally, recognized for his comedic roles in "Happy Endings," and more recently on "The Mindy Project" as Peter Prentice, just addressed sexism in the film industry. "I think there is an inequity for directors who come out of Sundance and move to the studio system," Pally said. "A studio would look at a film like this from a male director and say, 'Yeah, give him a shot, let him do Jurassic Par...

  • TIME Marches On With This New Cover

    On the cover of TIME's February 8th issue, is a photograph of a pink "pussy hat"  — a symbol from the Women's March on Washington that became a global event. The simple cover features the title, "The Resistance Rises, How a March Becomes a Movement." WE did this! #WomensMarch pic.twitter.com/g0CFL2LFRb — Women's March (@womensmarch) January 26, 2017 An estimated three million people atten...

  • This 27-Year-Old Blogger Made $1M Alone Last Year, and Enough to Retire Next Year

    Michelle Schroeder-Gardner graduated with an MBA, an entry-level annual salary of $50,000 (plus an estimated $12,5000 annual bonus) as a financial analyst, and had a goal of paying off her $38,000 in student loan debts in six months. The recent graduate set out on a path to increase her income each year. In August 2011, Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, about personal fina...

  • Portland Hotel Renamed to Honor Suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway

    The Hilton Hotel in Portland, Ore., is getting a new, well-deserved name. In honor of the suffragist movement, the soon-to-be Duniway Hotel is named after Abigail Scott Duniway. "We wanted a name that would represent Portland. Abigail Duniway was one of Portland’s most important pioneers," hotel general manager Eric Walters told Travel + Leisure. "Her fearlessness and inspiration to women made her...

  • How Sisters Serena and Venus Williams Became the Ultimate Power Duo

    As we prepare for this weekend's Australian Open final, in which MAKER Serena Williams will compete with sister Venus Williams in yet another historic match, the MAKERS team cannot help but admire the duo's talent, strength, and (above all else) bond. Growing up in Compton, the Williams sisters played tennis with their father. Eventually the sport became a huge part of their lives — not just a hob...

  • Madeleine Albright Tweets Response to Donald Trump's Immigration Policies

    President Donald Trump's isolationist policies are already underway: In his first week as commander-in-chief, he's already taken steps to quickly erect his infamous border wall and has a plan in place to ban Muslim refugees from entering the country. The sweeping moves have spurred widespread backlash, with many questioning their legality and morality — among them is former secretary of state Made...

  • These Female Scientists Are Going Beyond the Women's March to Strive for Science Justice

    Amid the one million men and women who took to the streets of Washington D.C. on Sunday to march, about fifty women were sporting white lab coats. Along with supporting the Women's March, they were also expressing their support for a very real global concern. "What do we want? Data! When do we want it? Forever!" and “When I say peer, you say review! Peer! Review! Peer! Review!," some were chanting...

  • Alfre Woodard, Salma Hayak, Jill Soloway, and More Offer Advice to the Next Generation of Female Filmmakers at the Glamour x Girlgaze Films Powered By Women Lunch at Sundance

    The Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, and despite some dismal statistics regarding women in film broadly — only 17 percent of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers of the top 250 domestic grossing films in 2016 were women — the talented female filmmakers at the festival this week are proving yet again that films powered by women are films wort...

  • How "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" Changed Everything

    On Wednesday, the world lost a great woman. Mary Tyler Moore died today at the age of 80. She was a wonderful Academy Award-nominated and Emmy winning actress, producer and advocate for diabetes (she was diagnosed with the disease at 33.) She gave the world Mary Richards, an entirely different kind of leading lady for the small screen on her groundbreaking 1970s series The Mary Tyler Moore Show. A...

  • #IMarchWithLinda Is Trending After Palestinian-Muslim American Women's March Co-Chair Was Abused Online

    Linda Sarsour, one of the Women's March co-chairs, is being attacked on social media by Islamophobics, arguing that she has ties to terrorists. Sarsour, a Palestinian-Muslim American woman who wears a hijab, is widely known and respected for her activism in progressive causes for more than fifteen years. The unity hashtag #IMarchWithLinda has begun trending on social media platforms like Twitter, ...

  • Meet Bessie Coleman: The First African-American Female Pilot

    Born on January 26, 1892, in Atlanta, Texas, Bessie Coleman was unaware of the barriers she would break for African-American women in her lifetime. After moving to Chicago at the age of 23, Coleman heard stories of the soldiers returning home from World War I and felt inspired and determined to shatter the discrimination she faced as both a woman and an African American at the time. She decided sh...

  • This NFL Forum Will Encourage More Female Football Coaches and Scouts

    In an effort to bring more women into coaching and scouting roles, National Football League (NFL) Chief Information Officer, Michelle McKenna-Doyle and other powerful females in the league will participate in a "career-development forum," according to ESPNW. The forum, which will span the length of two days, will begin Thursday with an audience filled with more than 200 international female tackle...

  • The 2017 MAKERS Conference Speakers

    MAKERS is excited to announce that the following speakers will be on stage at The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Gloria Steinem, Eva Longoria, Ty Stiklorius, Priscilla Chan, Judaline Cassidy, Sheryl Sandberg, Jill Soloway, Lilly Singh, Lori Goler, Kara Swisher, Lydia Polgreen, Diane von Furstenberg, Tamika Catchings, Sherrilyn Ifill, Cynthia Erivo, Sarah Robb O'Hagan, Caylie and Maya Lopez, Joanna Barsh,...

  • The Female #historyMAKERS of This Year's Academy Awards

    While award season is an exciting time in general, there's nothing more riveting than having talented nominees get the credit they deserve, especially when it involves women making history in a traditionally male-dominated industry. This year's Academy Awards are proving to be record-setting for women. Meryl Streep is now officially "the most nominated performer in Oscar history," Fortune reports....

  • Hollywood Remembers Mary Tyler Moore As a Female Force of Change

    Beloved TV icon Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday at the age of 80 after being hospitalized in Connecticut. "Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as...

  • Japan's First Self-Made Female Billionaire Defied Japanese Culture

    Eighty-two-year-old Yoshiko Shinohara just became Japan's first self-made female billionaire, Forbes reports. Founding a temp-staffing company in her one-bedroom Tokyo apartment in 1973, Shinohara now joins a small group of just 26 other self-made female billionaires in Asia — all originating from either China or Hong Kong. Shinohara founded TempStaff at a time in Japanese history when women had t...

  • Viola Davis Just Became the First African-American Woman to Be Nominated Three Times for an Oscar

    Actress Viola Davis just became the first African American woman to ever be nominated three times for an Academy Award, following Tuesday's nomination announcements. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in "Fences" (which is also being nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay), Davis was nominated in 2009 for her performances in "Doubt" and in 2012 for "The Help." Post-nomination, D...

  • Here's How These Young Women Hope to Use Solange Knowles' Album for Education

    Inspired by Solange Knowles' album "A Seat at the Table" and the unruly transition into a new presidency, a group of women from Wake Forest University have curated "A Seat at the Table Syllabus." This syllabus encourages young women of color between the ages of 16 and 30 "to have a seat at the table." As part of the creation process, the curators asked these women to send in submissions to help en...

  • Pro-Life Republican Mother Writes Letter Defending Women's Rights and Right to Abortion

    Renee Contreras De Loach is a pro-life Republican, stay-at-home mother of two, and a film believer that the government has no right to make any decisions on behalf of women. She proudly participated in the global Women's March on Washington but was left unsettled after witnessing many anti-march posts. "To all the women who believe they have plenty of rights and they are plenty equal… how do you t...

  • Rent the Runway's Jennifer Hyman Gives the Real Truth On Female Entrepreneurs

    When I hear the name Rent the Runway words that automatically come to mind are success, game changer and closet space. After all, this "Netflix for dresses" basically solved the whole personal as well as financial crisis so many women face who find themselves invited to numerous weddings, dressy events and heck, just wanting to make their commute to work their very own fashion show. And when I thi...

  • The House Just Approved a Bill That Restricts Abortion Coverage for Millions of Women

    Just one day after Donald Trump reinstated a 32-year-old anti-abortion policy that affects women worldwide, Congress is showcasing its own dedication to rolling back women's reproductive rights—but unlike the new President, they're focusing on efforts at home rather than abroad. On Tuesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would effectively terminate all federal funding fo...

  • ESSENCE to Celebrate Black Women in Hollywood Awards' 10th Anniversary This Month

    On Thursday, February 23, ESSENCE magazine will celebrate its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Hills Wilshire to celebrate the publication's 10-year anniversary. While dozens of Hollywood's next generation of stars will be celebrated at the event, the night's honorees will be none other than Issa Rae of "Insecure," Janelle Monáe of "Hidden Figures," Aja Naomi King of "How To G...

  • We're Getting Squad Goals From These All-Female Skate Crews

    In December 2016, "Quit Your Day Job," "the first full length female skate film in the US in over a decade" was released to showcase "the most progressive street skating from the top female skateboarders in the world." Between the release of this historic film and inspiration from Vice's i-D, the MAKERS team has gotten some serious squad goals for the girls and women tearing up the streets on skat...

  • This Art Directory Shows the Brilliant Work of "Women Who Draw" Around the World

    Oftentimes the beauty of artwork is that it speaks to an audience when words are not enough. And at a time when the voices of women need to be heard in every way, an art directory for female illustrators is paramount. So when we heard of "Women Who Draw," a directory created by Julia Rothman and Wendy MacNaughton to be an "open directory of female professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists...

  • Donating to the ACLU? Don't Forget This Important Tip

    In the wake of President Donald Trump's ban on refugees, the ACLU has crushed it in the donations department, receiving $24 million just this weekend — six times what it might expect to get in a given year, organization officials have said. But if you're one of the thousands of people whipping out your wallet to lend a financial hand to the nonprofit poised to fight what's been dubbed the Muslim b...

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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 ...

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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

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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

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