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Since Election Day, More Than 13,000 Women Have Decided to Run for Office

This year, for the first time ever, the United States had the possibility to elect its first-ever female president, breaking that "highest, hardest" glass ceiling once and for all. Read More »

Women Hold High Rank in Turks and Caicos

In times like these, it's good to know when and where women in politics are shattering glass ceilings — like the small islands, Turks and Caicos. Read More »

Michelle Obama On Transitioning Into a Normal Life After the White House

On the topic of her future aspirations, MAKER Michelle Obama Read More »

Hillary Clinton Makes a Surprise Appearance to Support Katy Perry

Katy Perry was the center of attention throughout Tuesday evening's UNICEF Snowflake Ball, as the pop star had been chosen for the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award, recognizing her work with the organization. Read More »

Countries That Have One Female Leader Rarely Get a Second

A lot of Americans hoped we'd elect our first female president this year, and that Read More »

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Joins US Senate Democratic Leadership Team

After becoming the first female Senator from Wisconsin, and the first openly gay U.S. Senator, Tammy Baldwin has now joined the Senate Democratic leadership team. Read More »

Alabama Elects a Record Number of Black Female Judges

Alabama's Jefferson County is a democratic county, with Birmingham being the most populated city in the county. And last week, the county set a record by electing nine black women to become judges. Read More »

Watch: The Women Who Won Election 2016

MAKERS is determined now more than ever to ensure that women have an equal voice and leadership role in America today. While we didn't break the highest, hardest glass ceiling, women made history in this election and MAKERS is committed to tell all women's stories. Read More »

Minority Women Made History in the Senate On Election Night

While the nation is reeling over the shock of Donald Trump's upset in the presidential race, women did manage to make history in the election — just maybe not in the way everyone expected. Read More »

Get to Know These 13 Women Fighting for Senate Seats

A record number of women are competing for positions in the United States Senate, and of the 34 open Senate seats this year, female incumbents hold three. Read More »

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