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February 2014 Blog Archive

The 86th Academy Awards: The gender breakdown

The Oscars

The Academy Awards are an exciting event, not only for people in the film industry, but also for its spectators. From the "who wore what" to acceptance speeches that make us tear up or the bloopers that are bound to happen, so many of us look forward to a night of celebrating the year's best films.

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The Importance of STEM

The Importance of STEM

Megan Smith, Vice President at Google[x], explains why we need more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.)

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Men

Men

At The MAKERS Conference, the audience viewed this unique mashup video that exposes how MAKERS really feel about 50% of the population--men! 

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Feminism

Feminism

What does the "F" word mean to you?  Why has its meaning become so complicated? Watch this mashup video of MAKERS sharing their take on feminism.  

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African American Women's Firsts: Part Two (Photo Gallery)

African American womens firsts

The MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever. During Black History Month, we take a look at the unknown stories of African American women and the incredible firsts these women were able to accomplish despite the persecution, segregation and racism they faced.

Part two of our photo gallery begins in the mid-20th century with a trailblazer who served in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet" and ends in 1983 with a new face of Miss America.

Take a look at these remarkable African American women's firsts.

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The music from The MAKERS Conference

TMC crowd

The MAKERS Conference may be over, but the experience has stayed with us. You can revisit what the speakers brought to the stage in our live blog, but we thought it'd also be nice to revisit a different piece of the conference, as well: the music.

Here's a playlist of some of the songs that were used throughout the conference. Share and enjoy!

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20 Memorable quotes from The MAKERS Conference

Gabby Giffords Quote

A lot of powerful words were spoken at The MAKERS Conference by the incredible thought-leaders who presented over the course of its three days. Here's a selection of 20 memorable quotes to keep with you.

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25 Memorable photos from The MAKERS Conference

25 Memorable photos from The MAKERS Conference

It has been one incredible week.  Click on the gallery above to see some of the most memorable moments at The MAKERS Conference.  

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Helping to set the agenda: Photo highlights of The MAKERS Conference speakers

gwen ifill sheryl sandberg at the makers conference

It was an action-packed day here at The MAKERS Conference.  We've heard from an incredible lineup of speakers so far.  Click on the gallery above to see who joined us today.

Want to join the conversation?  Follow with #MAKERS2014.

 

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Gabrielle Giffords: Resilience in the face of violence

mark kelly gabrielle giffords at the makers conference

Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords became known for her resilience in the face of violence after a shooting at a local event that left six dead and Giffords with severe brain injuries. Just eight months after the incident, in August 2011, Giffords made an appearance back in Congress. Although Gabrielle resigned from Congress in 2012, she continues to fight gun violence.

Her message at The MAKERS Conference? "I'm still fighting to make the world a better place, and you can too. Strong women get things done. Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best."

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