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Ava DuVernay

These MAKERS Made Fortune's 2017 World's Greatest Leaders List

Featuring men and women of all backgrounds, MAKERS Samantha Bee, Ava DuVernay, Melinda Gates Read More »

This Compilation of Letters to FLOTUS Reveals "The Meaning of Michelle"

Though the Obamas' time in the White House is coming to a close, their supporters will continue to remember them long after their candidacy is over. Read More »

Ava DuVernay Shares Her Advice for Women to Break Glass Ceilings: "Focus on Your Work"

Ava DuVernay is a woman who's used to being first. Read More »

MAKER Ava DuVernay and Other Groundbreakers Honored at Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Event

Every year at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event, dozens of the industry's "female insiders who are creating... change" are celebrated. Read More »

MAKER Ava DuVernay Tells Variety Why It's Important Girls See Themselves in Books and Movies

Eleven-year-old Marley Dias loves books, but last year, she became frustrated with what she was reading for school. "I didn't see any black girls in the books we were being assigned," Dias said. Read More »

Ava DuVernay's "The 13th" Is First Non-Fiction Film to Open New York Film Festival in More Than 50 Years

For the first time in more than 50 years, a non-fiction film opened the New York Film Festival. The film's topic? The immense incarceration rate in the United States. Read More »

Executive Producers Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey Honor Diversity in New TV Series

Over the course of their careers, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey have proven themselves as talented and powerful women in the entertainment industry. Read More »

Ava DuVernay Is First Black Female Director to Helm a $100 Million Film

Just one of many ways Disney is proving it's serious about highlighting diversity. Read More »

The #AvaBarbie Sold Out in Under an Hour and We're Not Surprised

The perfect gift has come just in time for the holidays, and you can thank Twitter for it. Read More »

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