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Violet Palmer

Women in Sports: Playing with the Boys

All eyes are on the NBA Finals. So, of course here at MAKERS, we decided to take a bit of a different perspective on the event. Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Violet Palmer Becomes First Woman to Ref an NBA Game

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 celebrate Violet Palmer, the first female NBA referee! 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 »

5 Views on Work-Life Balance

An article written by Ann-Marie Slaughter for The Atlantic spawned a debate on whether it is possible for women to develop a balance between work and life. Read More »

New MAKERS: Violet Palmer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Anu Bhagwati

If you’re an avid follower of MAKERS, you might already know that we launched three new sets of interviews today. Read More »