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Brenda Berkman

Remembering 9-11 in a Foreign Land: The Importance of Continuing to Tell Our Stories

Since surviving 9-11 as a first responder (New York City fire officer), I have only been away from New York City a couple of times on the anniversary of 9-11. The first time (probably five years after) I was in Indiana at a family reunion. But I felt really disconnected from my family members. Read More »

Good News, Bad News for FDNY Women?

Information about women firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) invariably has a kind of “good news, bad news” quality to it.  In 1982, 40 women became the first women to be hired as FDNY firefighters after the FDNY hiring procedures were found by a court to be not job-rel Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: The Lawsuit That Led To Women in the NYC Firehouse

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we highlight the class-action lawsuit filed by MAKER Brenda Berkman that successfully led to women in the NYC Firehouse. 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 »

Hurricane Sandy: How to Support Women and Girls in Disaster Recovery

It remains to be seen how well the United States planned for and responded to women and girls’ needs in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.  But one thing all Americans – women and men – can be conscious of and play an active role in, is insuring that the voices, needs and talents of women and girls are not ignored or marginalized in the recovery phase of Sandy. Read More »

Honoring The Women Heroes of 9/11

All of us who sped to the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville on that day did so not out of a desire for fame or fortune but to try to help people.   Read More »

5 Views on Facing Adversity

  Whether it’s losing a competition, facing abuse, enduring a death of a loved one, surviving an assault—transforming difficult situations can be overwhelming. Many of our MAKERS have also faced extraordinary adversity. We decided to let them tell you in their own words how they faced and overcame the challenging moments in their lives. Read More »

5 Views On Choosing a Career

For Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day, MAKERS brings you 5 Views on Choosing a Career. Read More »

5 Views on Forging Change

This week for 5 Views, we’re talking about forging change.  Read More »