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Women's Firsts

African American Women's Firsts: Part Two (Photo Gallery)

The MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever. Read More »

Val Demings: The first woman police chief

As a little girl, Val Demings never wanted to be a princess. Instead she had dreams of being a lawyer or an astronaut. Demings grew up in rural Florida, the youngest of seven children. Read More »

African American Women's Firsts: Part One (Photo Gallery)

Our MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever, and so during Black History Month, we take a look at the unknown stories of African American women and the incredible firsts these women were able to accomplish despite the persecution, segregation and racism they f Read More »

Women Who've Made Breakthrough Scientific Contributions

The conversation on the lack of women in science, or the gender gap in STEM, never seems to cease. Read More »

200 Years Of Women's Firsts

With the launch of our 200th MAKER, basketball champion Lisa Leslie, MAKERS is celebrating! Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Geraldine Ferraro Nominated for Vice 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 feature Geraldine Ferraro who made history as the first female Vice Presidential candidate to represent a major American political party. Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Sandra Day O'Connor Becomes First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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. 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 »

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 »

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