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Women in Water: A History of Incredible Female Swimmers (Photo Gallery)

In 2013, on her fifth attempt and at age 64, endurence swimmer Diana Nyad emerged on the shores of Key West, Florida after swimming 110 miles from Havana, Cuba in 53 hours. It was the first time a person ever accomplished the passage without a shark cage or flippe Read More »

Independence Day: The Women Who MADE America

When celebrating 4th of July, we're all familiar with the names of American Revolutionary heroes like Paul Revere, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Peyton Randolph, but men were not the only ones who were involved in securing America's independence. Read More »

Female Cartoon Characters Ahead of Their Time! (Photo Gallery)

Which female cartoon characters have inspired you? Check out your responses in the gallery above!  Did we miss anyone? Share your answer with @MAKERSwomen on Twitter! Read More »

50 Years of Women In Space (Photo Gallery)

In the early 1960s, a group of women known as the First Lady Astronaut Trainees (FLATs), and also known as the "Mercury 13", trained to become astronauts for America's first human spaceflight program. The program was created by Dr. Read More »

Women Who've Made Breakthrough Scientific Contributions

The conversation on the lack of women in science, or the gender gap in STEM, never seems to cease. Read More »

MAKERS DECEMBER: Reflection

"The road was new to me, as roads always are, going back." - Sarah Orne Jewett As we turn the corner into December, we look back on 2013 and reflect on the road we traveled. Read More »

Native American Heroines Past and Present (Photo Gallery)

For so many of us, Thanksgiving means family, food and football. In fact, most schools teach children that Thanksgiving marks the day that Pilgrims met welcoming Indians with whom they exchanged food and traditions. Read More »

Fran Lebowitz On the Importance of Drawing Pilgrims

Happy Thanksgiving! It's that time of the year to be with the people you love, give thanks, and eat an abundance of delicious food. Read More »

President Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem Read More »

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