June 2014

Daily Five: Hobby Lobby and Women Who Built New York

1. Supreme Court's "Hobby Lobby" decision is the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissents.  2. The Washington Po... Read More »


Five Times Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg Has Ruled More Than the Court

On June 30, 2014 the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that corporations can refuse to cover contraception in their health plans for religious r... Read More »

Forbes Top Female Celebrities: Young and Powerful

Forbes' annual list of most powerful celebrities measures a combination of earnings, fame, and impact. They talk to industry insiders, count social me... Read More »

Eight Months Pregnant, Alysia Montano Runs in the U.S. Track and Field Championships

Back when Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, people were afraid that a woman who ran long distances would cause her uter... Read More »

Daily Five: #Hirethesewomen and Celebrate Pride

The MAKERS team is celebrating Pride 2014 and encouraging women filmmakers, game developers, and politicians with today's list of links. Add them to y... Read More »

The Daily 5

The Thursday Daily 5. An ex-cop admits to killing women he met online and hiding their bodies. How the bicycle gave the 19th century woman... Read More »

New York Times and Netflix Reveal Disturbing Truths about Women's Prison

“When you incarcerate a woman, you incarcerate her whole family" -Rusti Miller-Hill Lining up with the second season of "Orange is the New Black,"... Read More »

Verizon's Inspire Her Mind Ad Goes Viral

Verizon's recent advertising campaign InspireHerMind, focused on encouraging girls to pursue science and math, has recently gone viral and received... Read More »

The Career of Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer announced today that she will be stepping down as anchor of "ABC World News." Diane has been a leader for women in media and climbed the... Read More »

The Daily 5

Here are Tuesday's news stories for the Daily 5. Lupita N'yongo's first ad for Lancome launches. GQ writer reviews Olivia Wilde's film and... Read More »


Female Cartoon Characters Ahead of Their Time

Which female cartoon characters have inspired you? Check out your responses in the gallery above. The characters in the comic books we read and the c... Read More »

Iranian Women Defy Ban from Watching Sports with Men for World Cup

As the rest of the world cheered for their teams, three people were arrested for appearing in a video that shows a group of men and women singing, dan... Read More »

The Daily 5

Monday's news! White House convenes leaders in business, politics, law and health for The White House Summit on Working Families and MAKERS is th... Read More »

MAKERS launches the stories of 10 Chinese MAKERS

This week, MAKERS.com launches the ten Chinese MAKERS videos. These groundbreaking women are leading the way in China in fields ranging from dance to... Read More »

Valerie Jarrett and The White House Summit on Working Families

Today marks The White House Summit on Working Families and MAKERS is there talking to the attendees like Nancy Pelosi, Dr. Jill Biden, and more. In h... Read More »

White House Summit: MAKERS Talk Women in STEM and Nontraditional Fields

"We have to really rethink how we imagine careers for women in science because the current way is very much a one-size-fits-all career structure." -El... Read More »

Debra Sterling Writes on the Next Generation of Innovators

Inspiring a Generation of Future Innovators By Debra Sterling, Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox I created GoldieBlox, an engineering toy company for gi... Read More »

The Daily 5

The Daily 5 for Thursday! Eleven-year-old Lucy Li attracts major attention at US Open, with her impressive score, excitement to learn and adorabl... Read More »


ThrowBack Thursday: Maria Shriver

Maria grew up with a politician father and realized quickly that the people writing about him were really the ones in charge of his reputation (and ha... Read More »

White House Summit: MAKERS Discuss Child Care

"Women can do everything, they just can't do it all at the same time." -Madeleine Albright As The White House Summit on Working Families approaches,... Read More »

Daily 5

American Apparel fires CEO for alleged misconduct. HelloFlo makes another great commercial about being a tween and dealing with your period.... Read More »

White House Summit: MAKERS Talk Women in Leadership

"If you don't see women in the roles that you aspire to, you assume that they're not really open to you." -Brenda Berkman As The White House Summit o... Read More »

Daily 5

The top 5 stories for Tuesday! MAKER Christiane Amanpour interviews MAKER Hillary Clinton at the CNN Town Hall. PowerPuff girls to come back... Read More »

The White House Summit: MAKERS and Pregnancy in the Workplace

"We have to recognize that there are differences and different needs because there are things that ONLY women can do." -Ursula Burns As The White Hou... Read More »

Carol Evans Writes on Mandated Paid Maternity Leave

In honor of The White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC on June 23rd, MAKERS is dedicating each day this week to a specific theme tha... Read More »