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November 2012 Blog Archive

Laura Owens, Tiffany Shlain, Pamela Rief and Pat Foote Join MAKERS!

Laura Owens, Tiffany Shlain, Pamela Rief and Pat Foote Join MAKERS!

MAKERS welcomed four new MAKERS to the community over the past weeks. Adding to our mix of creative and art-inspired women, Los Angeles-based artist Laura Owens and filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain joined our collection. Additionally, Biomechanics educator Pamela Rief and retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Pat Foote made their way onto our list of Women Who Make America.
 

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Categories: New MAKERS

Happy Birthday, Billie Jean King!

Billie Jean King MAKERS

It's not only Thanksgiving, it's MAKER Billie Jean King's birthday!
 
For Billie Jean King, tennis started out as a passion. Eventually, it became her life. But it wasn’t until her way of life was interrupted that she became the women’s advocate that she is today. And so today, on her birthday, we want to honor her by recognizing five of her most notable accomplishments in the world of sports.

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Categories: MAKERS

Inside the Next MAKERS Awards Party

Reshma Saujani Emily May

To celebrate the Next MAKERS announcement, MAKERS gathered friends, media, and several New York City MAKERS at the Gramercy Park Hotel to welcome the Next MAKERS with hugs, conversation, and a lot of wisdom.

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Tags: Next Makers

MAKERS Welcomes Esta Soler, Pat Eng, Maddy DeLone, Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Renata Black!

MAKERS Welcomes Esta Soler, Pat Eng, Maddy DeLone, Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Renata Black!

Recently, we have welcomed 5 new women into the MAKERS community. Of the five women, two are founders of organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of others--Founder of Futures Without Violence Esta Soler and Founder of New York Asian’s Women Center Pat Eng. Along with these two groundbreaking women, prisoners’ rights attorney Maddy DeLone, pioneer of black women’s studies Beverly Guy-Sheftall and social entrepreneur Renata Black joined our collection.
 

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Categories: New MAKERS

Hurricane Sandy: How to Support Women and Girls in Disaster Recovery

Hurricane Sandy NY

It remains to be seen how well the United States planned for and responded to women and girls’ needs in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.  But one thing all Americans – women and men – can be conscious of and play an active role in, is insuring that the voices, needs and talents of women and girls are not ignored or marginalized in the recovery phase of Sandy.

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Categories: MAKERS' Posts, In the News

Meet the Next MAKERS: Olivia, Anna and Emily

Faith Ringgold, Anna Rodriguez, Next MAKERS

We shared with you the names of the six Next MAKERS. Now let's get to know them! Here is a look at the next three Next MAKERS: Olivia Joy Stinson, Anna Rodriguez, and Emily May, selected from over 1,200 inspirational women from across the country. Check out the gallery for pictures of these extraordinary women as they received their award from MAKERS Marlo Thomas, Faith Ringgold, and Kathrine Switzer. Over the next month, we'll be providing you with updates on the Next MAKERS, take you inside their shoots, and inside their celebration.

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Meet the Next MAKERS: Lydia, Reshma and Jill

Amy Richards, Lydia Cincore-Templeton

We shared with you the names of the six Next MAKERS. Now let's get to know them! Here is a look at the first three Next MAKERS: Lydia Cincore-Templeton, Reshma Saujani, and Col. Jill Chambers, selected from over 1,200 inspirational women from across the country. Check out the gallery for pictures of these extraordinary women as they received their award from MAKERS Amy Richards, Robin Morgan, and Brenda Berkman. Over the next month, we'll be providing you with updates on the Next MAKERS, take you inside their shoots, and inside their celebration.

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We're Proud To Announce The Next MAKERS

We're Proud To Announce The Next MAKERS

After a nationwide search resulting in over 1,200 entries, we're proud to announce the six Next MAKERS.
 
AOL and our founding  partner in MAKERS - Unilever’s new facial skincare brand, Simple® - are excited to announce the winners of a nationwide search for extraordinary women driving positive change in their communities.
 

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