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Remembering "The First Lady of Wall Street," Muriel Siebert

Remembering First Lady of Wall Street Muriel Siebert

Muriel Siebert certainly made her mark on American history. In 1967, after having her application rejected nine times, she succeeded in becoming the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

I was fortunate enough to interview Muriel Siebert in 2011 for MAKERS, and it was like taking a trip back in time, as she regaled me with tales of her incredible journey from very humble beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio, as the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, to becoming, “The First Lady of Wall Street.”

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Categories: MAKERS, In the News

Celebrate 200 MAKERS With Us!!!

Women's Stories Need to be Told...

MAKERS is thrilled to announce that we have reached 200 MAKERS on!

With the launch of new MAKER WNBA trailblazer Lisa Leslie, we have hit a milestone along our journey to host the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled. Two-hundred different women - from those you know to those you need to know - tell their stories in their own words.

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SNEAK PEEK! We're Getting Excited About...

Lisa Leslie 200 MAKER

On Women's Equality Day MAKERS will launch our 200th MAKER! aims to be the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled, and with each new MAKER's story we launch every week, we are closer and closer to fulfilling that mission. Soon, we will reach a MAKERS milestone, 200 MAKERS on our site! 200 trailblazing stories. 200 stories to inspire the next generation.

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Categories: MAKERS, New MAKERS

200 Years Of Women's Firsts

200 Years of Women's Firsts

With the launch of our 200th MAKER, basketball champion Lisa Leslie, MAKERS is celebrating! While we do our best to tell as many women's stories as we possibly can, there are so many incredible moments that happened before there was even a video camera to record them.

As we celebrate 200 MAKERS, we also shine a spotlight on 200 years of women's firsts. We've created a photo gallery of groundbreaking women ahead of their time who did something nobody ever thought they'd be able to strictly because of their gender.

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Categories: Groundbreakers

Women's Suffrage: The Women Behind The Movement You Thought You Knew

National Women's Party

Girls in America don’t have to think twice about their right to vote. They are born with the promise that at eighteen, they can cast their vote.

Less than a hundred years ago, a woman’s right to vote was nonexistent; women had to fight for it, relentlessly and courageously. The story of the American women’s suffrage movement is long and harrowing, with details gone largely unknown.

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Women's Stories Need to Be Told Because...

Women's Stories Need to Be Told...

This month, MAKERS will strike a milestone in our mission to curate the largest collection of women's stories ever told: 200 MAKERS will share their stories on!

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Win Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna's Upcoming Album!

Kathleen Hanna Twitter Contest

We are thrilled to welcome new MAKER Kathleen Hanna, who has been a powerful voice for third wave feminists through her music and activism. Hanna's career kicked off in the 90s with punk rock band Bikini Kill, followed by multimedia group Le Tigre.  Now she's releasing a new album with The Julie Ruin on September 3rd...and MAKERS is giving away 5 MP3 digital downloads of the new album!

Learn how you can win 1 of 5 MP3 albums with a simple retweet!

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