Welcome New MAKERS Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mia Herndon, Marie Wilson, and Diahann Carroll!
In case you missed it, here's a chance to catch up with the wonderful group of new MAKERS March brought in: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, actress Diahann Carroll, women's activist Marie Wilson, and feminist organizer Mia Herndon.
Eleanor Holmes Norton is a U.S. Congresswoman for the District of Columbia. Norton knew early on she wanted to pursue law in order to make change to the segregated world she grew up in. She has not only served as a Congresswoman but also as the first female to chair the Equal Opportunity Commission. She talks about prosecuting the game-changing sex discrimination case against Newsweek, her early years as a young civil rights activist visiting a dangerous Mississippi, and how she learned to be a feminist.
Actress Diahann Carroll broke barriers as the first African American women to star in a series, Julia. Since her television debut, Carroll has had an incredible career, making appearances on popular series like White Collar and Grey's Anatomy. Carroll talks about being the first African American woman to win a Tony, how she convinced Aaron Spelling to create her role on Dynasty, and overcoming the backlash of playing a non-stereotypical black woman on TV.
Women's activist Marie Wilson has dedicated her career to establishing more women in leadership and power positions by founding The White House Project and co-creating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. She talks about struggling with an eating disorder, the female movie stars whose power on the silver screen inspired her, and a future with a female president.
Mia Herndon is the former Executive Director at Third Wave Foundation, a national feminist fund dedicated to supporting the social justice vision of young women, transgender and gender nonconforming youth ages 15 to 30. She talks about who her dream interview would be with, the philosophy she lives by, and why she became a doula.