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Rebecca Adamson, Rita Mae Brown, Johnnetta Cole and Halle Tecco Join MAKERS!

Johnetta Cole, Rita Mae Brown, Rebecca Adamson, Halle Tecco

We welcomed four new MAKERS to our community recently! Joining the powerful activists already in our community, we added author and activist Rita Mae Brown and global activist Rebecca Adamson. We also added Halle Tecco, a health care entrepreneur, and the groundbreaking scholar and college president, Johnnetta Cole.

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Categories: New MAKERS

Connecting With Our Families At The Table

Connecting With Our Families At The Table

I cook, eat, and love food for a living.  I also write on the topic of improving our kids’ lives through food.  So when the holidays come, people assume I’ll cook a crazy, expensive, time-consuming dinner.  But guess what?

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Categories: MAKERS' Posts

Aileen Hernandez, Susan Brownmiller, Carol Gilligan, Malika Saada Saar and Julia Kaganskiy Join MAKERS!

Aileen Hernandez, Susan Brownmiller, Carol Gilligan, Malika Saada Saar and Julia Kaganskiy Join MAKERS!

We welcomed five new MAKERS community recently. Joining the creative women currently in our collection, author Susan Brownmiller, psychologist and writer Carol Gilligan and Global Editor of The Creators Project Julia Kaganskiy all joined the MAKERS family. As for additional role models who excel with their leadership skills,  former President of the National Organization for Women Aileen Hernandez and Executive Director of the Human Rights Project for Girls Malika Saada Saar also joined the ranks.

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Categories: New MAKERS

Watch The Official Trailer - MAKERS: Women Who Make America

Watch The Official Trailer - MAKERS: Women Who Make America

We're very excited to share the official trailer for the film MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which will premiere on PBS February 26, 2013 (check your local listings). 

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Categories: MAKERS

What Being a Next MAKER Means to Me

Reshma Saujani

When I found out that I had been named one of the Next MAKERS, my first thought was of my mentor, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Hillary, in so many ways, defines the MAKERS woman. She has been a trailblazer at home, breaking down barriers, and a peacemaker abroad, building bridges between cultures and nations. She's a fighter and an advocate, who after decades of public service, has never lost sight of her core values.

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Categories: MAKERS' Posts, Next MAKERS

What Being a Next MAKER Means to Me

What Being a Next MAKER Means to Me

What a remarkable privilege to be selected as a Next MAKER! I truly didn’t see this coming. The funny part is that the opportunity to follow the passion I felt to support our Returning Warriors with invisible wounds happened five years earlier while serving for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Who knew that work would lead to a path where I could pay it forward! 

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Categories: MAKERS' Posts, Next MAKERS

Did You Know... The First Computer Programmer Was A Woman?

adalovelace

Today is the birthday of Ada Lovelace, recognized as the first computer programmer, the creator of the first algorithm, and also, as an extraordinary woman.
 

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9 Year Old Football Star Samantha Gordon Sets Record, Gets Her Own Wheaties Box

9 Year Old Football Star Samantha Gordon Sets Record, Gets Her Own Wheaties Box

She's nine. She's a girl. And you've never seen a football player like her.

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Categories: In the News
Tags: Sports

Inside The MAKERS Boston Screening

Inside The MAKERS Boston Screening

On Tuesday Nov. 20, two days before Thanksgiving, MAKERS gathered in Boston's WGBH theater to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America.

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On This Day... In 1955, Rosa Parks Arrested, Beverly Guy-Sheftall Shares What You May Not Know About Her

On This Day... In 1955, Rosa Parks Arrested, Beverly Guy-Sheftall Shares What You May Not Know About Her

MAKER Beverly Guy-Sheftall, one of the leading African-American feminist scholars of our time, shared with MAKERS how the civil rights heroine Rosa Parks, most known for taking a seat, had actually been standing up for many issues for years, and was even more remarkable than you may know.

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Categories: On this Day
Tags: Rosa Parks