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Hollaback Invites You to Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment

MAKER Emily May's kick-butt organization Hollaback, a nonprofit and movement to end street harassment, is having its HOLLA::Revolution event this weekend in NYC. Read More »

FDNY Swears in First Openly Gay, First Female Chaplain

The New York Fire Department is a historically homogeneous force: until 1977, the department banned women from service. And when women like Brenda Berkman finally won the right to sign up, they were bullied.  Read More »

Tags: FDNY, Firefighter

Be an Everyday MAKER for International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and call for greater equality. It’s what we do at MAKERS on a daily basis, and we think this day is a chance to consider how you can champion this cause. Read More »

A First Look at MAKERS Canada

MAKERS Canada celebrates trailblazing Canadian women, providing a unique voice as the first female-focused platform of its kind in the country. Read More »

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 »

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