MAKERS is a digital and video storytelling platform that is the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Launched in 2012 with the stories of 100 groundbreaking women, MAKERS.com is for the women who dare to lead.
In 2013, MAKERS premiered the documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Make America, telling the story of the modern American women’s movement for the first time on television. The film aired on PBS to 4.3 million viewers and trended No. 1 on Twitter worldwide when it premiered.
In 2014, MAKERS premiered one-hour MAKERS documentary specials for six consecutive weeks on PBS: Women in Space, Women in Hollywood, Women in Comedy, Women in Business, Women in War, and Women in Politics. That same year, MAKERS went global with the launch of MAKERS China in partnership with Yang Lan.
The first MAKERS Conference took place in Southern California in February 2014, drawing more than 500 women and men and featuring keynote speakers including activist Gloria Steinem, actress Jennifer Aniston, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, news anchor Gwen Ifill, astronaut Mae Jemison, media mogul Martha Stewart, LGBT rights advocate Robbie Kaplan, PwC chairman Bob Moritz, actress Jane Fonda, USA CTO Megan Smith, and former police chief Val Demings.
In 2016, MAKERS will hold the second MAKERS Conference.
Today, MAKERS.com features over 2,900 videos and more than 270 women, with new MAKERS launching each week on MAKERS Mondays.
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