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March 2014 Blog Archive

The MAKERS Conference Highlights: Gwynne Shotwell

Gwynne Shotwell

At The MAKERS Conference, we were fortunate to have some of the leading women in STEM (science, tech, engineering and tech) hit the stage, including President and Chief Operating Officer at SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell. SpaceX was founded in 2002 with the mission to "revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets." For Shotwell, encouraging the next generation of STEM leaders is all about encouraging that initial curiosity. 

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Categories: Women in Tech

Complete the History Books: Women in Music

Women in Music

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

During this Women's History Month, MAKERS will try to fill in some of those pages by highlighting stories from the past where women have been excluded.

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Categories: Women's History

This Is What 80 Looks Like: Gloria Steinem Through the Years

Gloria Steinem 80th Birthday

Happy 80th birthday, Gloria Steinem!

She's been the public conscience on issues of equality and social justice, but today is all about celebrating Gloria's legacy and incredible work.

From growing up in Toledo, Ohio and moving to New York City to working her way to become a buzzed-about journalist and joining the feminist movement as one of it most visible and effective leaders, view Gloria through the years in photos. 

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Categories: On this Day

My #MAKERShero: Gloria Steinem

My #MAKERShero: Gloria Steinem

(Left to right: Amy Richards, Sheryl Sandberg, Dyllan McGee and Gloria Steinem)

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Categories: On this Day

A Very Special 80th Birthday Video to Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem 80th Birthday

Along her journey, Gloria Steinem has been a controversial, good-humored, and inescapable public conscience on issues of equality and social justice, and while doing so, has touched the lives of countless people.

Whether they're her dear friends, aquantainces she's met along the way, or people she's inspired from afar, many have come back to wish Gloria a happy 80th birthday.

More on Gloria Steinem

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Categories: On this Day

Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria Steinem!

Gloria Steinem 80th birthday infographic

There's no simple way to celebrate an icon like Gloria Steinem.

For many of us, Gloria is the leader who embodies feminism, who pushed the women's movement into the mainstream, who voices so articulately what we feel in our hearts but can't yet communicate in words, and whose dedication to equailty is something we should all at least attempt to model.

So for Gloria's 80th, one of the ways we're honoring the icon is by celebrating her accomplished life, from "What You Know" to "What You Didn't Know."

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Categories: On this Day

21 Gloria Steinem Quotes

Gloria Steinem turns 80

On March 25, 2014, Gloria Steinem, the groundbreaking writer, lecturer, editor and activist, who's been looked to as the popular face of the women's movement for over four decades, celebrates her 80th birthday.

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Categories: On this Day

8 Key Facts to Know About Modern Women's History

8 women's history months facts

During Women's History Month, get familiar with some key facts about women's history and rights!

It wasn't that long ago that women didn't have the right to vote, and even more recently, own their own credit card! That's right. Up until 1974, a single woman could not have a credit card in her own name, and yet women today are the backbone of the U.S. economy, accounting for 85% of all consumer purchases.

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Categories: Women's History

Tiffany Shlain and The Science of Character

The Science of Character

"So what determines your character? You do. And all the people around you... And of course some genetics, too."

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain directed this new eight minute film on the science of character, and it's pretty awesome. We just learned that you can actually purposefully shape your own character. How cool is that?

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Women's History Month: What Everyone's Talking About

Women's History Month #MAKERShero

During Women's History Month, we're asking you who your #MAKERShero is. We've started the conversation on Twitter and the answers have been pouring in. To our delight, the women you've shined a spotlight on have been both well-known and unsung heroines. Take a look!

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Categories: Women's History

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