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women in STEM

The Importance of STEM

Megan Smith, CTO of the United States, explains why we need more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Read More »

8 Black Female Inventors Who Will Inspire You to Think Big

From an improved ironing board to a remedy for leprosy, these women contributed greatly to society as we know it. Read More »

Sheryl Sandberg: More Employers Need to Lead ‘Obama-style’

When Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg sat down with Arianna Huffington for a segment on HuffPost Live at Davos, she got real about the issues women face in the workplace.  Read More »

Angela Ahrendts Makes Eight Times as Much as Apple CEO Tim Cook

When Apple’s SEC filing was published Thursday, the tech company revealed that Angela Ahrendts is their highest-paid exec. Read More »

MAKERS in the Making: 5 Teen Leaders and Their Goals for 2015

Every week, we’ll be highlighting young women who have MAKERS potential, people who seek to make a difference in the world, who take initiative and break new ground.  Read More »

How Ursula Burns Worked Her Way Up to CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

Ursula Burns was born in New York City, to a single mother. When she was about 8, the Burns family moved from tenement housing to the projects. Her mother prioritized her children, making sure they got a good education. Read More »

Megan Smith Envisions a High-Tech White House

Megan Smith isn’t exactly at home at the White House, and that’s a good thing. The new Chief Technology Officer of the Obama Administration is better acquainted with the fast pace of Google and MIT, more familiar with Google Glass than the 2013 Dell laptop she’s now required to use for work. Read More »

Complete the History Books: Women in STEM

MAKERS fills in the history books with the untold stories of women in STEM. Read More »

Exclusive: The White House’s New Initiative Writes STEM Women Back Into History

The world has always benefitted from the scientific accomplishments and technological ingenuity of women--their stories just haven’t always been told. A White House audio initiative launched Thursday aims to shake up that silence. Read More »

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