Welcome Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Catharine MacKinnon to MAKERS!
MAKERS recently welcomed three new groundbreaking women!
Joining the ranks of amazing women already in our MAKERS community are iconic media mogul and philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey; the sex therapist you can always count on to tell the truth, Dr. Ruth Westheimer; and the lawyer who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, Catharine MacKinnon.
Oprah Winfrey needs no introduction, but we'll go ahead with one anyway! The visionary and leader behind OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and formerly the supervising producer and host of one of the most beloved talk shows of our time, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey has inspired millions to live their best lives. She believes that education is the door to one's freedom, and puts her philosophy to work with the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program. In 2007, Winfrey established The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, an independent state-of-the-art school for gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds in South Africa. Winfrey talks about growing up, what she does for fun, and how she uses her career to serve a greater cause.
After three decades, Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the sex therapist still spreading "sexual literacy" to millions of viewers. Before Westheimer was the little lady with an accent giving frank sex advice on Sexually Speaking, she was an orphan in Switzerland, a sniper in Israel, and a student in Paris. She talks about why it's important to laugh while you learn and provides an important lesson for young couples.
Catharine MacKinnon changed how women were treated in the workplace by pioneering the legal claim for sexual harassment. What began as a book she wrote in 1979 became the legal argument accepted by the Supreme Court in 1986. She talks about the moment she realized she had to do something, Andrea Dworkin's influence, and what it really means to "succeed."
MAKERS could not be more thrilled to welcome these incredible women!