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Women Who Make America

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 SpaceWomen in HollywoodWomen in ComedyWomen in BusinessWomen in War, and Women in PoliticsThat 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 2015, the team launched MAKERS Canada, which has since featured Yael Cohen Braun, Arlene Dickinson, Lalita MalhotraBrenda Butterworth-Carr, and Julie Payette.

 

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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For more information on the MAKERS Conference, click here.

 

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Foundation Support By

The Charles H. Revson Foundation
NoVo Foundation
Ford Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Rice Family Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation

Additional Foundation and Individual Support:
A G Foundation
Diane Archer and Stephen Presser
Arete Foundation
Leigh Bantivoglio
Clara Y. Bingham
The Otis Booth Foundation
Florence A. Davis
Falcon Fund Foundation
Victoria M. Gordon
Jessica S. Guff
Hess Foundation
Jo Carole Lauder
Wendy Mackenzie
Sarah Peter
Alice Peterson
Holly Peterson Foundation
Peter G. Peterson
Marnie Pillsbury
Sharon Percy Rockefeller
The Shoreland Foundation
Sister Fund
Stuart Family Foundation
The Alice M. & Thomas J. Tisch Foundation
Lee & Cynthia Vance Foundation
Susan Wallach
The Jacquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation

Archival Footage and Photos Courtesy of:

ABC Video Source

AP Images

BIRDINHANDTVG.ETSY.COM

Joan E. Biren

The Brearley School

The Carol Burnett Show

Carson Footage Provided Courtesy of Carson Entertainment Group

CBC TV Archive Sales

CBS News

Chez Panisse Foundation

CNN Image Source

Clarkson Potter, Inc.

Corbis Images

The Disney/ABC Television Group

DuPont Columbia Awards

Dorothea Jacobson Wenzel

Eagle Forum

Edible Schoolyard

Emory University

F.I.L.M. ARCHIVES

Ruth and David Freiman Archives at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Getty Images

Carl Gossett/the new york times/redux

Group SJR

Gunter Studio

Hagley Museum and Library

The Hill

Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library

Diana Mara Henry

Historic Films

INDIANPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, LLC

IMS PRODUCTIONS

INDY RACING LEAGUE, LLC

Frédéric Lagrange/Martha’s Entertaining

Bettye Lane

Liberation News Service Photographs Collection

The Library of Congress

Edmund v. Gillon, jr. Collection of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Lara Porzak

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jenny Matthews

Marion Roth

Ms. Foundation

Mount Holyoke College archives and special collections

Nancy Crampton

National Organization for Women

NBA Entertainment

New York Philharmonic

New York University

NBC Universal Archives

Ogilvy

Omnimedia

Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Peter Lansdorp/Terry Fox Laboratory, UBC

Pere Marguette Press

Photofest

Purdue University

Princeton University

Rental Management

Ray Santisebastian

Robyn Twomey

Schlesinger Library

Simon and Schuster, Inc.

Sisters of Mercy

Siana Solis

Gail Skoff

SPELMAN COLLEGE, WOMEN’S RESEARCH AND RESOURCE CENTER

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Stanford University News Service

STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA, JACK SPOTTSWOOD

Susan Wood

Tamiment Library

TEKSERVE

Third Wave Foundation

Thought Equity Motion

UCSF

UNCG

United Women Firefighters Records

University of Denver

DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES, W.E.B. DU BOIS LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST VINTAGE BOOKS

Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

ROSINA TERI MEMOLO, ROSINA PHOTOGRAPHY

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University

Michelle Walla

Jenny Warburg

Warner Bros.

MANUSCRIPTS, ARCHIVES, AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (MASC), WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Williamsport Sun-Gazzette

Women for Women International

Xerox Corporation

Michael Marsland/Yale University

Advisors