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Watch the Moment Maria Bartiromo was Invited to Become a MAKER

We're revisting the moment newly launched MAKER Maria Bartiromo was first invited by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to share her MAKERS story.

Armstrong extended the formal invitation to the groundbreaking journalist on air in February, when he joined her to celebrate her one-year anniversary at Fox.

"For all the women in the world and men in the world, you're a great symbol of being a leader in one of the most dynamic industries in the world," Armstrong said.

Bartiromo accepted Armstrong's invitation, saying, "It would be an incredible opportunity and honor for me to stand among these women."

Watch the invitation below:

Bartiromo anchors "Opening Bell" and "Sunday Morning Futures" for Fox. She has covered business and economy for more than 25 years, including 20 years at CNBC, where she launched "Squawk Box" and anchored "The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo."

In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. She's won two Emmys, first for her coverage of the 2007-8 financial collapse, and then for her 2009 documentary, "Inside the Mind of Google." She's also the author of several books, including "The Weekend That Changed Wall Street" and "The 10 Laws of Enduring Success."

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