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The Need for Health Care Advocates

Some mornings, I wake up sad, lost in thoughts about my twin sister, Dana, who has spent the past fifteen years suffering from a rare chronic illness called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. I cannot begin to attempt to know what it feels like to live in constant pain, to be powerless and a prisoner to a failing body. On mornings like that, I snap myself out of the sadness, a luxury I have, and remind myself not to take my health and life for granted. I let my sister’s experiences motivate me and fuel my goal of making hospitals and schools safer for all. Read More »

In Remembrance of Sally Ride

Like many women scientists of my generation, I felt a special affinity with Sally Ride. I met her just after she was selected as an astronaut when she came to visit my graduate institution as part of her training program. Read More »

Sally Ride, A Complete Heroine

No one on earth -- or in space -- could have created a more complete heroine than Sally Ride. Read More »

Amanpour, Guisewite, Nichols and Patrick join MAKERS

This week on MAKERS, we’re featuring four trailblazers who have challenged the way women are depicted in their fields – international war correspondent and author Christiane Amanpour, creator of the “Cathy” comic Cathy Guisewite, Star Trek actress and NASA recruiter Nichelle Nichols and champion race car driver Danica Patrick. Read More »

Simple Celebrating MAKERS Over Lunch in NYC

It’s not every day you’re surrounded by women who have truly made America. Last week we found ourselves at Casa Lever restaurant in NYC, lunching with dozens of MAKERS, women who have gone against the mold, broken down barriers and whose stories have impacted and inspired us all. Read More »

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