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Alesha Dixon Designs for Good

Alesha Dixon shot to fame as a member of Mis-Teeq, an all-woman R&B/Garage group which scored hits like “All I Want", "Why?” and “One Night Stand”. Now she’s a household name as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. But growing up, things weren’t always easy. Read More »

9 Online Resources To Get Girls And Women Into STEM

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and is known as the foremother of computing, and earlier this week, her works and lives were commemorated by Ada Lovelace Day. By creating the first algorithm to be used on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, Ada was in effect a computer programmer in the 1840s. Read More »

Forced Marriage, A Reality For So Many Girls Across The Globe

“I feel really blessed that I am having a baby. But I am a child raising a child,” Sahar* is 14, and lives in Lebanon. At 13, she was forced to marry a 20-year-old man and is now two months pregnant. Read More »

The Best British Actresses of All Time

We'll never forget our favorite film — or the leading lady who starred in it.  Read More »

Here’s How A Women’s Magazine Might Be Saving Lives

Five years on from the closure of the News of the World, its legacy is chiefly of widespread phone-hacking. The anniversary - on 10th July - of its final day was not commemorated, the paper consigned to history. Read More »

The Fascinating Story Behind The Ladies Bridge

Few people are aware that Waterloo Bridge, one of the most walked upon bridges in London, was built by a predominantly female workforce. Read More »

Everyday MAKERS: Who Inspires You?

Anyone can be a role model, and often, it's the people in our everyday lives who inspire us and shape us like no one else can. Read More »

MAKERS UK Cause Spotlight: Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys grew up with a working mother, a paralegal, who “worked hard … worked long” and who gave her daughter the indefatigable work ethic which, combined with her extraordinary musical talent, has gained her an enormous following. Read More »

Inside London's Feminist Library, Which Faces Eviction

London’s Feminist Library is teeming with feminist literature, radical pamphlets, academic texts on womanhood and also faces eviction from its premises. Read More »

Britain's Most Inspiring Women Under 30

They say age ain't nothing but a number - and for these women, it's the absolute truth. Read More »

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