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On This Day... in 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor Sworn In As First Woman On The Supreme Court

Sandra Day O'Connor being sworn in

Sandra Day O'Connor broke ground when she was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court, sworn in on September 25, 1981.
 

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Categories: MAKERS, On this Day

MAKERS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MAKERS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

It's Hispanic Heritage Month, and MAKERS is proud to honor eight extraordinary women of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, and Central and South American ancestry for their remarkable contributions and lasting impact in business, science, sports, arts, activism, and politics. To celebrate, we put together this playlist to let the pioneering women share their inspiring, trailblazing experiences in their own words.

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Sheryl WuDunn, Lynn Povich and Chan Marshall Join MAKERS!

Sheryl WuDunn, Lynn Povich and Chan Marshall Join MAKERS!

The MAKERS community welcomed three extraordinarily talented women this week—Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn, the first female sr. editor at Newsweek Lynn Povich and musician Chan Marshall.

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Categories: New MAKERS

Who Did She Grow Up To Be?...

Who Did She Grow Up To Be?...

Which famous journalist did this young girl grow up to be?...

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Tags: Katie Couric

Honoring The Women Heroes of 9/11

Honoring The Women Heroes of 9/11

All of us who sped to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville on that day did so not out of a desire for fame or fortune but to try to help people.
 
Three women rescuers gave their lives on 9/11 trying to save the lives of others—NYPD officer Moira Smith, PAPD Captain Kathy Mazza and EMT Yamel Merino. 
 
Hundreds more women rescuers were injured. 
 
An unprecedented number of women responded to the World Trade Center from many different agencies and many parts of the country. 
 

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Nancy Pelosi, Dolores Huerta, Muriel Siebert, and Karen Nussbaum join MAKERS

Nancy Pelosi, Dolores Huerta, Muriel Siebert, and Karen Nussbaum join MAKERS

Four new groundbreaking women joined our MAKERS community—two of whom achieved firsts in their fields and two of whom founded trailblazing organizations.
 

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Categories: New MAKERS