We're Proud To Announce The Next MAKERS
After a nationwide search resulting in over 1,200 entries, we're proud to announce the six Next MAKERS.
AOL and our founding partner in MAKERS - Unilever’s new facial skincare brand, Simple® - are excited to announce the winners of a nationwide search for extraordinary women driving positive change in their communities.
Recognized as Next MAKERS for their leadership, vision, courage and ingenuity, Colonel Jill Chambers, Olivia Joy Stinson, Anna Rodriguez, Reshma Saujani, Emily May and Lydia Cincore-Templeton will join our prestigious group of women on MAKERS.com. The MAKERS community is inspired by the remarkable and heartfelt nominations that poured in recognizing exceptional women across the country. We’re honored to bring to life the incredible stories of these Next MAKER’s and impactful women that will inspire the next generation of trailblazers.
As a Next MAKER, each of these women will tell her story in a video on MAKERS.com and will be awarded with a $10,000 grant from Simple® to continue pursuing her dreams and doing great work in her community.
Stay tuned for videos, captured by Dyllan McGee and our filmmaking team, that will debut on MAKERS.com beginning December 17, 2012.
About the Next MAKERS
· Colonel Jill Chambers, Washington DC: Leading advocate for the military’s new nationwide strategy to address Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
· Olivia Joy Stinson, North Carolina: Founder of PEN Pals Book Club and Support Group for Children of Incarcerated Parents, a non-profit organization that she created at the age of 14
· Anna Rodriguez, Florida: Founder of the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
· Reshma Saujani, New York: Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a non-profit that empowers students from low-income communities to use technology to become entrepreneurs
· Emily May, New York: Founder and CEO of Hollaback, a non-profit that harnesses the power of information technology to combat street harassment
· Lydia Cincore-Templeton, Los Angeles: CEO of Children Youth and Family Collaborative in Los Angeles, an organization devoted to improving the academic performance of foster youth