Barbara Burns on becoming one of the first female coal miners and her courageous legal battle against sexual harassment.
In this MAKERS interview, trailblazing female jockey Kathy Kusner talks about growing up with a love for horses, her journey from working the stables to competing in the Olympics, and how she fought to become the first woman to earn a jockey's license.
Goodman on true journalism, her progressive investigative journalism, and how independent news program, Democracy Now! came to life.
For Miranda July, the extraordinary and the mundane go hand-in-hand. Her performance art, films and books all began with one great story: her own.
Shriver on her choice to become a journalist, the unforeseen challenges of being a working mother, and giving her all to the First Lady role to take on women's issues.
Congresswoman Norton on growing up in segregation, pursuing law to make change, and advocating women's rights as Equal Opportunity Commission chair and later, as a United States Congresswoman.
Can poverty be addressed through product design? This is the goal of Heather Flemming whose design firm, Catapult Design, develops technology and service solutions for low-income and impoverished communities.
A tomboy and math junkie, Maria Klawe grew up as an outcast among her peers. But as she made her way through her career as a computer scientist and eventually first female president of Harvey Mudd College, she discovered how being an "odd duck" herself set an example of diversity and different perspectives among her employees and students.
Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer, whose dedication to the sport has helped her overcome every obstacle to success
In this interview, champion tennis player Martina Navratilova talks about her life in Communist Czechoslovakia, her heartbreaking choice to defect to the United States where she became a target of criticism brought on by her outspoken attitude, and her unstoppable drive to become the best tennis player.
Rock Health co-founder and CEO Halle Tecco talks about her fight for female entrepreneurs in healthcare, the importance of innovation and how she works to prove skeptics wrong in the world of digital health.
WNBA pioneer Lisa Leslie on how she discovered basketball, became a college superstar, and reached one of her dreams by winning Olympic gold. With the establishment of the WNBA, Leslie was able to go professional as a founding player and eventually--and unprecedentedly--as an owner.
Rebecca Morris discusses the highlights of her career as an abstract painter.
Houses and commercial spaces should inspire creativity while remaining functional. Barbara Bestor's bohemian modern style of architecture demonstrates that spatial planning can serve to encourage human interaction and play.
Herndon on what inspired her life's ambition, getting involved with Third Wave Foundation, and her work with the reproductive justice movement.
Smith on bringing black women's literature to colleges and publishing, and the changing self-image of young women of color.
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The 1980s censorship backlash that put even "puberty" in its crosshairs.
Clinton describes why she loved her years in Arkansas and how it kept her grounded in helping others.
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