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15 Power Sisters You Should Know

Being a member of the sisterhood is something to be proud of, so we're giving a shout-out to some famous sisters. Read More »

Why You Should Know This Female Iranian Motocross Rider

Motocross rider Behnaz Shafiei is literally jumping hurdles for gender equality in Iran. The fearless 26 year old is racing her yellow and red bike to break the gender barrier in Iran, where women are banned from riding motorcycles in public. Read More »

Sam Gordon Kicks Off First All-Girls Full Contact Football League

The Utah Girls Tackle Football League tackled gender barriers when it allowed young girls to play contact football beginning May 23. The Salt Lake City-based league is believed to be the first girls-only full contact tackle organization in the United States. Read More »

Actress Mara Wilson Raises Awareness for Mental Illness

Mara Wilson has teamed up with Project UROK in an effort to raise awareness about mental health among youths. The nonprofit organization, founded by comedian Jenny Jaffe, focuses on helping teens who suffer from mental illnesses. Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Joins Feeding America to Raise Awareness for Hunger

In a promotion for Feeding America, actress Scarlett Johansson opened up about her personal experiences to raise awareness for child hunger. Read More »

This “Hunger Games” Star Perfectly Explains Cultural Appropriation

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg played Rue in “Hunger Games,” but her career as an actor and activist is just getting started. The evidence is on her Tumblr, where she posted a video she and a classmate made for their history class. Read More »

This 9-Year-Old Girl Asked Obama to Put a Woman on the $20 Bill

Nonprofit organization Women on 20s, has continued to grow since we last reported on them. Celebrities such as Susan Sarandon have shown their full su Read More »

Pavlina Osta Started Her Own Radio Show at Age 11--Now She's a Record-Breaking Storyteller

If you haven’t heard of Pavlina Osta, you will soon. The 17-year-old is making her way around the world, one interview at a time.  Read More »

The Rising Hollywood Stars Who Will Light Up Your Screen in 2015

As we approach the Oscars this coming Sunday, MAKERS is considering the young women who are about to make their mark on Hollywood as MAKERS in the Making. Their characters include historical greats, a James Bond accomplice, and a college comedian. Read More »

Young Women Making a Difference in Politics Right Now

In 2014, Elise Stefanik became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. At age 30, the Republican won New York’s 21st Congressional District. Read More »

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