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Amy Richards

My Friend Gloria Steinem

I first met Gloria Steinem a few months before her 58th birthday. Today she turns 79. Read More »

WATCH: Gloria Steinem's Advice to Young Women from the 92 St Y MAKERS Event

In the spirit of Women's History Month, MAKERS Gloria Steinem, Amy Richards, Anu Bhagwati and Reshma Saujani and Executive Producers Betsy West and Dyllan McGee participated in a lively panel before a packed house at the 92nd St Y in New York City last week. Read More »

More From the Red Carpet! So Many MAKERS at the "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" Premiere

Last week, MAKERS from all across the country gathered in New York City to celebrate the upcoming documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," which will air on PBS February 26 8PM EST (check local listings).   While we personally think there's nothing more exciting than sitting down to peruse through the stories on MAKERS.com, we have to admit, actually being among all these incredible women in one place, was a totally different and wonderful experience. Read More »

Sharing Female Empowerment With Fifth Grade Girls

I make part of my living as a professional “speaker” -- that is I get to travel across the country giving lectures, primarily to college students. Mostly I am invited to address issues in contemporary feminism, sexual assault and numerous other gender injustices, and how to move our activism from a grand suggestion to personal, tangible gestures. In other words, I have become quite comfortable speaking in front of friends, foes and strangers. Talking recently, though, in front of ten fifth grade girls gave me great pause. Read More »

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Inside the MAKERS Bay Area Screening

On a beautiful Tuesday evening, MAKERS visited Silicon Valley, hosting a gathering on the stunning grounds of the Rosewood Hotel in Menlo Park. Many of our Bay Area MAKERS mingled and met amidst the candlelit ambience. Stories were shared. Videos were watched. Tears were shed. Read More »

5 Views on Current Challenges Facing Women

We asked our MAKERS their thoughts on the current challenges facing young women today. Many mentioned the lack of women in science and technology, while others stressed the importance of establishing a paid parental leave in the United States. Read More »

5 Views on Mothers

This week, leading up to Mother’s Day on Sunday, we’re celebrating the maternal bond, featuring content focusing on the lessons imparted by mothers and maternal figures. Read More »

Living Role Models

Spending a good deal of time on college campuses, enmeshed in the world of contemporary women's issues, I am continually shocked at how little source material there is on the women's movement in America.  Read More »