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Ruth Simmons

MAKING HISTORY: Ruth Simmons Becomes First African American Ivy League School President

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 Ruth Simmons, the first African American woman to become president of an Ivy League  Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Following Your Heart

We're nearly halfway through February's Black History Month, and we continue with our closer look at the personal histories of some of our African American MAKERS by revisiting the stories of five groundbreaking women who followed their hearts despite skeptical onlookers and went on to pursue incredible careers. In today's MAKERS playlist, five MAKERS, a college basketball coach, a former Secretary of State, a president of an Ivy League university, a trailblazing publisher, and an NBA referee share stories of career perseverence and determination.   Read More »

New MAKERS: Ruth Simmons and Lauren Bush Lauren

We’re happy to announce the launch of two new MAKERS today: Ruth Simmons and Lauren Bush Lauren. Read More »