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In February 2014, we held the inaugural MAKERS Conference where we gathered prominent leaders and innovators from corporations, not-for-profits, and government organizations committed to women's and working family issues for a 48-hour action plan to help defined the agenda for women in the 21st century.

At The MAKERS Conference, we shined a spotlight on the people who are working to move us forward, including groundbreaking women profiled as MAKERS, men who “get it” pushing for change, and leaders in their industries from non-for-profits, corporations and government organizations on board to help set the agenda for gender equality in the next 50 years.

Explore the MAKERS Conference Sessions

Opening Session

To open the conference, Jennifer Aniston and Gloria Steinem discussed the activist’s career, her new book, and the word “feminism.” Watch Here »

Session 1

Sheryl Sandberg, COO and board member of Facebook, shared the powerful impact and future of her book and organization Lean In.   Watch Here »

Session 2

Media mogul Martha Stewart and emcee Kara Swisher delved into the difficulty of work/life balance and the pressure to retire put on women.   Watch Here »

Session 3

Actress Chelsea Handler and Anne Fulenwider shared experiences handling anxiety and promoting gender diversity in comedy.  Watch Here »

Session 4

Former politician Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly tell her story of incredible resilience and unwavering dedication to change the world.   Watch Here »