February 2013

MAKERS.com Turns One Year Old!

It's our one year birthday! And we're so proud that as of today, MAKERS.com shares the stories of more than 175 women, a number that will grow as we a... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Live Round-Up of Reactions to "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"

Didn't get to see MAKERS: Women Who Make America on PBS last night? WATCH IT NOW STREAMING! --- The enthusiasm leading up to the PBS broadcast premi... Read More »

I Am Woman—Thoughts From MAKERS Executive Producer

I am part of a generation of women who owe a lot to the MAKERS. When we were growing up, our mothers had few options for interesting work outside the... Read More »

How MAKERS Changed Me - Thoughts From a Man Working On MAKERS

I'd like to think that as the only man on the MAKERS production team, I changed the direction of the project, but I doubt that's true – or at least no... Read More »

The Strength of 1963 Oscar Winner Patricia Neal in the Words of Her Daughter

One of the many amazing things about gathering this collection of stories from the MAKERS in America is hearing about their legacy. In this case, we u... Read More »

5 Views on Job Flexibility

We began a conversation last month about whether or not "women can have it all." Is it possible for a woman to achieve a balance between her career am... Read More »

WATCH: Exclusive Video - Meet the Team Behind MAKERS: Women Who Make America

It takes a village. And our plan has been to create the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled and share those stories across both telev... Read More »

FilmMAKERS: 5 Views on Women in Film-- Past, Present and Future

The pinnacle of awards season is The Academy Awards, celebrating the year's achievements in film. At MAKERS, we think this is the perfect time to hono... Read More »

WATCH: Exclusive Interviews from the MAKERS Red Carpet

The excitement on the MAKERS: Women Who Make America red carpet was palpable. MAKERS such as artist and activist Faith Ringgold, network news pioneer... Read More »

The Power of Being Surrounding By MAKERS

As a child growing up in the Bronx, what I knew of the world was limited to the city block where I lived. My two sisters and I spent much of our time... Read More »

Be A MAKER!

One week ago, my mom and I went to a screening of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" at Greenwich Country Day School. I wasn't sure what my mom was gett... Read More »

50 Years: The Legacy of The Feminine Mystique

Did you know The Feminine Mystique turns 50 tomorrow? On Feb. 19, 1963, Betty Friedan's game-changing book, The Feminine Mystique, was published, bri... Read More »

A Glimpse Inside the "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" Premiere

The premiere of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall was a MAKER-studded event that included not only the moving docu... Read More »

Welcome New MAKERS Erin Brockovich, Genevieve S. Brown, Amy Goodman and Bonnie Schaefer!

MAKERS is proud to welcome four new trailblazing women! The MAKERS community is thrilled to share the stories behind environmental activist, Erin Bro... Read More »

Did You Know... Susan B. Anthony Was Once Arrested for Voting? More on the Stand She Took and the Impact She Made

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony! On this day in 1820, the woman who became one of the most important voices of early American feminism and equal righ... Read More »

Happy Valentine's Day: Dr. Ruth Shares Thoughts on Love and Relationships

Happy Valentine's Day! On this day of candy hearts and chocolates, we'll help you add something even sweeter to your day: Dr. Ruth Westheimer's take o... Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: Following Your Heart

We're nearly halfway through February's Black History Month, and we continue with our closer look at the personal histories of some of our African Ame... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

Are you there, Judy? It's us, MAKERS, and we want to wish you a very happy birthday!   Judy Blume is far and away one of America’s most beloved a... Read More »

StyleList Reports From the "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" Red Carpet

Our sister site StyleList was on the red carpet for the MAKERS: Women Who Make America premiere at Lincoln Center last night. Here's what they had to... Read More »

Red Carpet Round-Up! Inside the Premiere of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"

The red carpet premiere of the documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" airing on PBS and proudly presented by AOL and Simple Facial Skincare put... Read More »

World Cancer Day: MAKERS Eve Ensler, Kris Carr, and Diem Brown's Take On Cancer

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4th. Its goal is to unite together the entire world in the fight against the global cancer epidemi... Read More »

"What Do Women Think?"-- Meet Shelly Lazarus, The Pioneer Behind Many Super Bowl Ads

As much as the Super Bowl is about football, it's also about the commercials. After all, airing a 30-second spot during Super Bowl XLVII costs close... Read More »

MAKERS Celebrates Black History Month: What I Learned From My Mother

To mark the beginning of February's Black History Month, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the personal histories of some of our African American... Read More »