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Women Who Make America

MAKERS is the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled. Launched in 2012 by AOL, MAKERS is a women's leadership platform that encompasses broadcast documentaries, web and mobile-first video content, and live events. Today, MAKERS.com features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than 300 women.

 

MAKERS launched in 2012 and to date features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than 300 women, with new MAKERS launching each week on #MAKERSMonday. In 2013, MAKERS premiered the 3-hour documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, on PBS telling the story of the modern American women's movement for the first time on television. In 2014, MAKERS premiered the Emmy-nominated MAKERS documentary series on PBS highlighting the stories of women in 6 spheres of influence — space, comedy, Hollywood, business, war, and politics. That same year, MAKERS went global with the launch of MAKERS China in partnership with Yang Lan. In 2015, the team launched MAKERS Canada. MAKERS continues to innovate in way to tell the stories of trailblazing women, such as the recently launched MAKERS Minute series.

 

Current MAKERS include crusader for women Hillary Rodham Clinton, media mogul & philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, writer, actor, producer Lena Dunham, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, network news pioneer Katie Couric, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, actor and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, television journalist Connie Chung, the first African-American woman in space Mae Jemison, the first women to enter the Boston Marathon Katherine Switzer, Little League's first girl Maria Pepe, the founder of Latina Magazine Christy Haubegger, and more.

 

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

 

MAKERS Conference

The first MAKERS Conference was held in February 2014, featuring 36-hours of interactive workshops and breakout sessions for 500 guests and speakers. The second conference is currently scheduled for February 1-3, 2016 at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California. For more information on the MAKERS Conference, click here.

 

MAKERS Tables

MAKERS Tables feature MAKERS discussing their stories, accomplishments, and projects with live talks that stream on MAKERS.com and other AOL brands. MAKERS Tables are announced on a rolling basis.

 

MAKERS@

MAKERS@ is an invitation-only partnership opportunity intended for companies to celebrate and acknowledge their game-changing female employees and connect them to the larger MAKERS network. MAKERS@ partners are invited to select female employees within their organizations to be honored on MAKERS.com and invited to attend events including the 2016 MAKERS Conference.

 

MAKERS AWARDS

 

2015 Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Historical Programming-Long-Form

Forbes: Best Websites for Women

Digiday Publishing Award: Best Use of Video by a Publisher

Digiday Publishing Award: Best Editorial Achievement by a Publisher

Women's Image Award: Outstanding Documentary for MAKERS: Women Who Make America

 

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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