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May 2013 Blog Archive

My MAKERS Story

My MAKERS Story

We all have a MAKER in our lives. It's time to share her story.

Join the My MAKERS Story collection by adding your own video about a MAKER in your life. Whether you want to share your personal story or that of an amazing woman in your life, we're all ears.

The process to upload is simple:

1. Grab a camera, iPad, or phone with a camera.

2. Start filming.

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Categories: MAKERS

What Memorial Day Means to Me

What Memorial Day Means to Me

At the ripe old age of 10, I declared to my parents that I was going to follow in my father's footsteps and serve in the military.

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Categories: On this Day, MAKERS' Posts

MAKERS Celebrates Nora Ephron with 5 Quotes

MAKERS Celebrates Nora Ephron with 5 Quotes

Writer and director Nora Ephron was a true multimedia force who influenced countless people with her wonderful wit and big-hearted storytelling.

As her birthday approaches, MAKERS wants to celebrate the legend with some favorite "Ephronisms." From her words that continue to make us laugh, to the words we should live by each and every day, take a look through these five quotes, and always remember...

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Categories: On this Day
Tags: Nora Ephron

Google I/O: 7 Techmakers and a Microphone

Google IO 7 Techmakers and a Microphone

At MAKERS, we get super excited when we see women motivating other women in the tech industry. So we're beyond excited to tune-in to Google I/O Session, 7 Techmakers and a Microphone.

The event will open with a video featuring MAKERS at Google, selected for their great contributions to the company and to the entire field of technology. We’ve worked closely with Google to help bring this program to life.

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Categories: MAKERS

Happy Mother's Day! 10 Quotes From MAKERS On Their Mothers

Mother's Day Quotes

Happy Mother's Day! MAKERS is happy to take this opportunity to honor what it means to be a mother and the impact mothers and motherhood have on the incredible women who make up MAKERS.com. 

From invaluable life lessons and walking embodiments of strength to quiet but infinite support and, of course, unconditional love, our mothers are the first MAKER we think of when we hear the word. It's no real surprise that so many groundbreaking women have had a special kind of support from the women who raised them.

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Categories: On this Day

On This Day In Women's History: May 10th

On This Day In Women's History: May 10th

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history."

MAKERS wants to fill in that gap little by little. We'll start with looking back one day at a time with Today In Women's History.

Learn how one suffragist made a feminist alteration to her wedding vows, who the first woman elected governor of Connecticut was, and where exactly the first Mother's Day in America was celebrate!

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Categories: On this Day

Celebrate Why Your Mother Is A MAKER By Sharing Her Story!

Celebrate Why Your Mother Is A MAKER By Sharing Her Story!

On this Mother's Day, MAKERS invites you to share why your mother is a MAKER by uploading her story.

For so many the first person we think of when we hear the word "MAKER" is our mother. From dedicated stay-at-home moms to those who juggle work and home and everything in between, our mothers' stories are ones that should be told and celebrated. 

The process to upload is simple:

1. Grab a camera, iPad, or phone with a camera.

2. Start filming. 

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Categories: MAKERS
Tags: Mother's Day

On This Day In Women's History: May 7th

On This Day In Women's History: May 7th

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." MAKERS wants to fill in that gap little by little. We'll start with looking back one day at a time with Today In Women's History.

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Categories: On this Day

Why I'm A Teacher

Katherine Excellence MAKERS Education Award Winner

To understand why I am a teacher, all you have to do is meet Nikki. She is that one special person in my life who inspired me to become a special education teacher.

Many of us in this field have a similar story: one person or volunteer experience that changed our lives and lead us down the path to work with children with disabilities.

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Categories: MAKERS, In the News

On This Day In Women's History: May 3rd

On This Day In Women's History: May 3rd

As Gloria Steinem said, "Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven't been a part of history." MAKERS wants to fill in that gap little by little. We'll start with one day. Today.

 
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Categories: On this Day