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What It's Really Like to Be a Woman in the Construction Industry

Construction is an industry perched on or at least near the top of the "super male-dominated industries" spectrum. Certainly female on-site construction workers are scarce, but women are almost as underrepresented in the industry at large. Read More »

This Is How MAKERS Does Cyber Monday

Holiday shopping season is in full swing, and it's officially time to start crossing off items on your gift list. If you're not one to endure the long lines and large crowds on Black Friday, then it looks like shopping on Cyber Monday in the comfort of your own home is for you. Read More »

Have You Signed Up for Our MAKERS Newsletter Yet?

The MAKERS team could not be more grateful to have subscribers like you. This Thanksgiving, share your love of MAKERS with your friends and family by inviting them to sign up for our weekly newsletters here.  Read More »

7 Quotes From Empowering Women That Are Perfect for Thanksgiving

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and gratitude.  To celebrate, we've rounded up our favorite quotes from empowering women who express the importance of gratitude in everyday life.  Read More »

These 5 Companies Are Killing It With Their New Parental Leave Policies

It has been a game-changing year for parental leave policies. Major companies are finally catching on that working parents deserve some serious benefits. Read More »

4 Influential American Women Who You Didn't Know Were Refugees

In the wake of the Paris attacks, there has been a robust conversation regarding the settlement of Syrian refugees. Read More »

Nicki Minaj Pays Tribute to This Late Great American Poet

What do Nicki Minaj and Maya Angelou have in common? They both are outspoken about issues of racism and prejudice against women. Read More »

Go Behind the Scenes of the World Premiere of "MAKERS: Once And For All"

On Thursday, MAKERS celebrated the world premiere of its first feature-length documentary, "MAKERS: Once And For All", at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York, with special guest Read More »

Meet Harvard Law School's First Deaf-Blind Graduate

Haben Girma may be the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law School, but her disability has not hindered her awe-inspiring success. Born in California as an Eritrean-American, Girma's mother fled Eritrea in the early 1980s to secure a better life for her family. Read More »