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Earth Day: 5 MAKERS Paving the Way in Sustainable Eating

Today the world celebrates Earth Day, and while there are so many ways to think about helping the environment, five of our own MAKERS remind us about the one thing we can all relate to: food.   Read More »

Overcoming Violence: 5 MAKERS Talk About Protecting Women

  As you may know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, a month dedicated to taking a stance to prevent sexual violence. As the country continues to make strides in the right direction, we are proud that five of our own MAKERS have made incredible efforts to protect women and raise awareness.    Read More »

Mad Women: 1968 in Women's History

This Sunday, AMC's Mad Men returns for its sixth season and takes off in America's transformative year of 1968. Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Looking Forward

During February's Black History Month, we've explored the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS by looking at the mothers who taught them about strength and the instinct to follow their hearts that led them to who they would become. Today, on the last day of February, instead of looking back, we're looking at 5 African American MAKERS who talk about changing the future.   Read More »

5 Views on Job Flexibility

We began a conversation last month about whether or not “women can have it all.” Is it possible for a woman to achieve a balance between her career ambition and her ambitions at home without becoming an emotional pretzel? Read More »

FilmMAKERS: 5 Views on Women in Film-- Past, Present and Future

The pinnacle of awards season is The Academy Awards, celebrating the year's achievements in film. At MAKERS, we think this is the perfect time to honor women in film who have proved themselves leaders and innovators in the industry. While there is much debate about the ratio of men to women when it comes to awards in the film industry, there is absolutely no question about the impact women have made on the past and future of filmmaking. Today's playlist features thoughts on the past, present and future for women in film from MAKERS (and also filmMAKERS) Nora Ephron, Diane English, Miranda July, Sara Lamm, and Tiffany Shlain. Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: What I Learned From My Mother

To mark the beginning of February's Black History Month, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS. For many of us, our history begins with our mothers. So, in today's MAKERS playlist, 5 MAKERS who have made impacts in fields from humans rights and education to literature and business, talk about the women who taught them about strength: their mothers. Read More »

5 Views on Facing Adversity

  Whether it’s losing a competition, facing abuse, enduring a death of a loved one, surviving an assault—transforming difficult situations can be overwhelming. Many of our MAKERS have also faced extraordinary adversity. We decided to let them tell you in their own words how they faced and overcame the challenging moments in their lives. Read More »

5 Views on Work-Life Balance

An article written by Ann-Marie Slaughter for The Atlantic spawned a debate on whether it is possible for women to develop a balance between work and life. Read More »

5 Views on Title IX

Title IX celebrates its 40th anniversary this Saturday, and we have been taking this opportunity to examine the lasting impact of this groundbreaking legislation. Read More »

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