Stay up to date with the latest from MAKERS delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for new stories from trailblazing women, a big dose of inspiration, and exclusive MAKERS content.

Newsletter Confirmation

Thank you for joining! Please check your inbox for our special welcome letter
with exclusive updates from MAKERS.



Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep Had to Ask for a Higher Salary to Play Miranda Priestly

That's right, even the boss lady of the 2006 film "Devil Wears Prada" — which grossed more than $300 million worldwide — says she had to negotiate her salary because she wasn't making enough. Read More »

Meryl Streep and Michelle Obama Are Going to Africa Together

In 2014, President Obama publicly declared his affection for Meryl Streep while presenting her with the Medal for Freedom. Read More »

Exclusive: "Suffragette" Debuts #HopeForOurDaughters Initiative

In connection with the film "Suffragette," comes the initiative #HopeForOurDaughters What is your #HopeForOurDaughters? Injustices against women are still happening around the world and we cannot wait another 100 years for change. Join us in the fight for gender equality. Read More »

7 Famous Women You Didn't Know Were Introverts

According to attn:, introverts, who are often overlooked, make equally good leaders as extroverts. Read More »

Meryl Streep Explains How Hollywood Execs Can Make the Industry Less Sexist

As a 40-year Hollywood veteran, Meryl Streep not only talks about the industry's staggering inequality toward women, she is actively pursuing ways to corre Read More »

Participants for Meryl Streep-Funded Screenwriters Lab Announced

Meryl Streep has always been a trailblazer in Hollywood. Lately, she's been helping other women become their own trailblazers by advocating for women who work behind the scenes in film. Read More »

Meryl Streep Stoops but Conquers In "Ricki and the Flash"

After all this time, it's a pleasure to watch Meryl Streep sweat. The grand dame of American acting has, over the past decade or so, played a lot of imperious, powerful women — a magazine editor, a mother superior, a hectoring matriarch, a prime minister. Read More »