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Pakistani Woman Takes Solo Ride of a Lifetime

Pakistani Woman Takes Solo Ride of a Lifetime

Cross-country road trips seem to be the quintessential rite of passage for many young people — marking the transitional period between teenage years a... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Madeleine Albright Becomes the First Female Secretary of State

Throwback Thursday: Madeleine Albright Becomes the First Female Secretary of State

Madeleine Albright told MAKERS, "It never, ever occurred to me that I could be Secretary of State." But on January 22, 1997, the U.S. Senate unanimous... Read More »

African American Women's Firsts: Part Two (Photo Gallery)

African American Women's Firsts: Part Two (Photo Gallery)

The MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever. During Black History Month, we take a look at the unknown stories of... Read More »

Val Demings: The first woman police chief

Val Demings: The first woman police chief

As a little girl, Val Demings never wanted to be a princess. Instead she had dreams of being a lawyer or an astronaut. Demings grew up in rural Florid... Read More »

African American Women's Firsts: Part One (Photo Gallery)

African American Women's Firsts: Part One (Photo Gallery)

Our MAKERS mission is to assemble the largest collection of women's stories ever, and so during Black History Month, we take a look at the unknown sto... Read More »

Women Who've Made Breakthrough Scientific Contributions

Women Who've Made Breakthrough Scientific Contributions

The conversation on the lack of women in science, or the gender gap in STEM, never seems to cease. A recent New York Times article writes that a Yale... Read More »

200 Years Of Women's Firsts

200 Years Of Women's Firsts

With the launch of our 200th MAKER, basketball champion Lisa Leslie, MAKERS is celebrating! While we do our best to tell as many women's stories as we... Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Geraldine Ferraro Nominated for Vice President

MAKING HISTORY: Geraldine Ferraro Nominated for Vice President

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as to... Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Sandra Day O'Connor Becomes First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

MAKING HISTORY: Sandra Day O'Connor Becomes First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as to... Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Violet Palmer Becomes First Woman to Ref an NBA Game

MAKING HISTORY: Violet Palmer Becomes First Woman to Ref an NBA Game

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as to... Read More »

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