Turns One Year Old! Turns One Year Old!


Feb 28, 2013

It's our one year birthday! And we're so proud that as of today, shares the stories of more than 175 women, a number that will grow as we add new stories each week!


Additionally, MAKERS: Women Who Make America premiered on PBS this past Tuesday, February 26th. So many people participated in our live Twitter conversation during the east coast and west broadcast of the film that we were a trending topic on Twitter all night!


To celebrate our birthday, we thought we'd take a look at all the special moments that happened for MAKERS in just one year! Check out our slideshow!


On February 28, 2012, we launched! Here is Executive Producer Betsy West conducting one of the many interviews featured on
In April, we launched our iPad app, so you can watch MAKERS on the go!
In May, we took MAKERS to the Paley Center and introduced our mission to women's organizations.
In July, we gathered MAKERS like Gloria Steinem, Diane von Furstenberg, Katie Couric, and Barbara Walters at Casa Lever in New York City for lunch! We also took a moment to honor MAKER Nora Ephron, who just passed.
In August, we launched our first Next MAKERS search, calling for nominations for 6 extraordinary women changing their communities. Each Next MAKER will be awarded $10,000 grants from Simple Facial Skincare.
In October, we dined with MAKERS in the Bay Area at the Rosewood to celebrate MAKERS! Gloria Steinem also stopped by to motivate and inspire us all.
In November, we visited Chicago, where MAKER Dr. Amy Lehman captivated a room full of Chicagoan women.
Then we took MAKERS to Boston and listened to MAKER Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, speak about her groundbreaking experience. Here she is with MAKERS Executive Producers Betsy West and Dyllan McGee.
In November, we announced the six Next MAKERS at the Gramercy Hotel. Next MAKERS Col. Jill Chambers, Lydia Cincore-Templeton, Emily May, Anna Rodriguez, Reshma Saujani and Olivia Joy Stinson all received $10,000 grants from Simple Facial Skincare.
All the while, we are shooting MAKERS videos! Here is Founder and Executive Producer Dyllan McGee talking with MAKER Maria Shriver.
In January, MAKERS Gloria Steinem, Marlo Thomas, Aileen Hernandez, and Barbara Burns joined the filmmakers for a panel at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.
On February 6th, over a thousand people gathered at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center for the red carpet premiere of MAKERS: Women Who Make America.
We also gave a makeover, adding new features!
And on February 26, 2013, we watched MAKERS: Women Who Make America with millions of people. Our live chat during the broadcast #MAKERSchat was a trending topic on Twitter all night!
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