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Happy International Women's History Month!

March is International Women’s History Month, and while we celebrate women all year round at MAKERS, we’re thrilled to participate in a larger movement for increased recognition of women and girls around the world. This month, we’ll be focusing on the power of #HerStory.  Read More »

Girl Up's Teen Advisory Summit Teaches Girls to Tackle Inequality

Today at the UN Foundation’s New York office, Girl Up’s teen advisors gathered for a summit on corporate responsibility, a chance for them to learn from professional women like President of AOL Charitable Foundation Sara Link. Read More »

Movies and TV Shows Do Better When They Have More Diverse Casts, Finds Study

Here's something that we're pretty sure we intuitively knew all along—but finally science is backing up. According to a media study that surveyed 200 films and 1,105 broadcast, cable, and digital TV series over the course of two years (2012-13), Americans strongly prefer watching shows and movies that feature between 41 and 50+ percent diverse casting. Read More »

A Reading to Remember: Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’

Maya Angelou published “Phenomenal Woman” in 1978. Today, it’s still a definitive statement on womanhood, with all its variety and imperfection. Read More »

On This Day: 21-Year-Old Alicia Keys Won Five Grammys

The year is 2002, and we find ourselves at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards. Jamie Foxx, Pamela Anderson, and Ja Rule present the nominees for Best R&B album. The winner is Alicia Keys, for Songs in A Minor! Read More »

Here's What Madonna's Thinking When Everyone Talks About Her Age

Though Madonna seems to have a thick skin—she's never really cared what people say about her, has she?—there is one thing that's been bothering the 56-year-old Queen of Pop lately: ageism. Read More »

All Hail Spider-Gwen, Marvel Comic's New Spidey Superhero

In a parallel universe to the Spider-Man world we know, the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker instead gave its powers to Gwen Stacy, Peter’s girlfriend. Read More »

Shonda Rhimes Spent a Year Saying Yes to Everything That Scared Her (Except Tinder)

Shonda Rhimes is, arguably, one of the most important people working in the entertainment industry today. Read More »

DVF Declares Support for Hillary: “She’s a Wonderful, Formidable Woman.”

“If Hillary is running I will definitely be helping her.” In an interview at the Lead On Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Diane von Furstenberg made it clear where her political loyalties lie, Read More »

Chelsea Handler’s Personal Pep Talk

On the comedian's 40th birthday, we channel her words of self-encouragement. Read More »

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