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Women in Media & Entertainment

Meet the Female Fighter Who's Single-Handedly Shaking Up the UFC

In advance of the machismo show that is Expendables 3, we spent some time learning about the movie’s only fighting female star, Ronda Rousey. The best part is that Rousey breaks up boy's clubs off screen, too.  Read More »

Lucy Beats Her Male Counterpart at the Box Office

Scarlett Johansson stars in the female protagonist action movie directed by Luc Besson. Read More »

Tags: Movies, Actress

Famous Women Who Have Channeled Rosie the Riveter

Beyonce's version is epic, but she's not the only one. Read More »

The F Word: Its Celebrity Friends and Foes

Scary to some, awesome to others, the F word is always a provocative one.   Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Diahann Carroll Stars in 'Julia'

It's Diahann Carroll's birthday, and we're highlighting the actress' famed role as Julia, a groundbreaking African-American protagonist. Read More »

7 Things You Never Knew About Arianna Huffington

Today is Arianna's 64th birthday. We celebrate with a few surprising facts that set Arianna apart. Read More »

9 Inspirational Quotes From Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel on chasing fear and being funny. Read More »

The Power Women of the Emmys and Their Feminist Convictions

Both actresses and the roles they play are examples of fierce, complicated women.  Read More »

Forbes Top Female Celebrities: Young and Powerful

One third of the female celebrities on Forbes' Top 100 list are under 30. Find out who they are and what they're doing to change entertainment today. 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 »

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