38 Profiles Match "science"

Peggy Whitson
First Female Commander of the International Space Station

Peggy A. Whitson (Ph.D.) to date (August 22,2017), has spent 655 days in space, holding the record as the oldest astronaut at 57-years-old and the record for most time any American has spent in space. On October 10, 2007, Whitson became the first woman to command the International Space Station and launched with Expedition 16 crewmates on the Soyuz TMA-11. On March 30, 2017 she performed her eight...

Peggy Whitson
Margaret Hamilton
NASA's First Software Engineer

Meet Margaret H. Hamilton, the woman who led man to the moon. On July 20th, 1969, minutes before Apollo 11's scheduled touch-down, there was a computer error that would have changed history had it not been for Margaret's programming that overrode the glitch and ultimately made "one small step for man, and a giant leap for mankind" a reality. A self-taught programmer who rose to the top ...

Margaret Hamilton
Leland Melvin
Astronaut

Leland Melvin's story is a fascinating look at how perseverance and passion led him from the NFL to NASA. Before becoming an astronaut, he played professional football with the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. Armed with a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Materials Science Engineering, he traveled off-planet twice on Space Shuttle Atlantis to help build the International Space Station. By work...

Leland Melvin
Ursula Burns
Former CEO, Xerox Corporation

"I'm a black lady from the Lower East Side of New York," Ursula Burns told Fast Company in 2011. "Not a lot intimidates me." It’s a stance that has served Burns—and her Xerox Corporation colleagues and shareholders—well. Armed with engineering degrees from Columbia and NYU, she has rolled up her sleeves to reinvent the famed copier corporation for a post-copier age. Burns’s 2009 ascension, as ...

Ursula Burns
Barbara Walters
First Woman Co-Anchor of Network Evening News

Barbara Walters is easily America’s most celebrated interviewer who, in May 2013, announced she would retire from TV journalism in 2014. She has spoken with more statesmen and stars than any other journalist in history and earned more accolades and acclaim than virtually anyone appearing on one of her famous "Barbara Walters Specials." Walters began her career more than five decades ago as a write...

Barbara Walters
Gloria Steinem
Feminist Activist

Groundbreaking writer, lecturer, editor and activist, Gloria Steinem has been looked to as the popular face of the women's movement for over four decades. She was a buzzed-about journalist in the late-60s, when her political conscience compelled her to join the growing feminist movement, and made her one of its most visible and effective leaders. She co-founded Ms. Magazine in 1972, and...

Gloria Steinem
Barbara Smith
Publisher, Women of Color

Barbara Smith and her twin sister Beverly are the products of a powerful upbringing. As young girls growing up in Cleveland, they were surrounded by an extended family made up entirely of intellectually and politically-oriented women. A librarian aunt brought books home and made the house a center for discussion and pointed political awareness. "I'm kind of a natural activist," she later told ...

Barbara Smith
Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State

Raised in Birmingham, Alabama Rice was on her way to becoming a concert pianist before turning to international relations and developing a career as a respected Soviet specialist.  In late 1989, President George H.W. Bush introduced Rice, then a National Security Council staffer, to Mikhail Gorbachev saying, “This is Condoleezza Rice.  She tells me everything I know about the Soviet Union.” Rice h...

Condoleezza Rice
Marissa Mayer
CEO, Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer is the President and CEO of Yahoo!. Before taking the reins at Yahoo!, she spent most of her career at Google, going from one of its early engineers to Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services. A self-described “proud geek,” she holds a B.S. in symbolic engineering (studying interactions between human and artificial intelligences) and an M.S. in computer science, both fro...

Marissa Mayer
Robyn Beavers
Sustainability Pioneer

As a civil engineer, Robyn Beavers is determined to see more women in science and engineering, and she is certainly a role model for young girls in this industry. Beavers is the founding member of Google's Green Business & Operations strategy team. She has served as an AARA Fellow for the Department of Energy, and worked with Vestas in pioneering the creation of WindMade, an international NGO ...

Robyn Beavers
Sara Ziff
Filmmaker & Advocate

At the age of 14, Sara Ziff was walking home from school in New York City, when she was scouted to become a model. Ziff's experiences as a young model eventually fed into a desire to improve the working conditions in this highly unregulated and secretive industry. She has stated that she knew, as a teenager, that this work "would become more than just modeling...more meaningful to her in other...

Sara Ziff
Byllye Avery
Women's Health Advocate

For more than 30 years, Byllye Avery has been a health care activist dedicated to bettering the welfare of low-income African American women through self-help groups and advocacy networks. She is the founder of The Avery Institute for Social Change and the Black Women's Health Imperative. Avery began her career in education as a teacher of emotionally disturbed children, but after her husband...

Byllye Avery
Lydia Villa-Komaroff
Molecular Biologist

Lydia Villa-Komarrof's decision to pursue a career in science was decidedly unconventional for Mexican American upbringing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "Traditionally, Hispanic women are not socialized to believe they can earn a living, much less be scientists,” she has said. But her parents encouraged her to follow her dreams, and by age nine, she knew her future was as a scientist. In 1965, she ...

Lydia Villa-Komaroff
France Córdova
First Female Chief Scientist, NASA

France A. Córdova, an internationally recognized astrophysicist, once said, “I didn’t have a strategic plan for my life. I have an appetite for discovery. I’m an explorer and I follow my best instincts.” Indeed, those instincts propelled Córdova to become the youngest person and first female chief scientist at NASA. Córdova's prolific scientific contributions include more than 200 journal arti...

France Córdova
Shirley Tilghman
Molecular Biologist & President, Princeton

In 2001, Shirley Tilghman became the first woman president of Princeton University, and only the second female president in the Ivy League.  Her appointment capped her prodigious career as a celebrated teacher, world-renowned scholar, and pioneer in molecular biology. Tilghman's decades of research in genetics focused on the regulation of genes during development, particularly in the field of...

Shirley Tilghman
Nancy Pelosi
First Female Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi is the Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives. In 2007 she became the 60th Speaker of the House and the first female Speaker in American history, a position she held until 2011. She represents California’s 8th District as a member of the Democratic Party.   Pelosi was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1940 to an influential political family. Her father,...

Nancy Pelosi
Christiane Amanpour
International War Correspondent & Author

Christiane Amanpour is a world renowned war correspondent and news anchor. She is currently CNN’s Chief International Correspondent and Anchor of Amanpour, a nightly foreign affairs program on CNN International, and the Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News, contributing to multiple programs and anchoring primetime specials. After completing her primary education in Iran, she attended boarding ...

Christiane Amanpour
Tiffany Shlain
Filmmaker

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards and co-founder of 50/50 Day. Her new film “50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present & Future of Women + Power” is the launching point for a 50/50 Day, global day of screenings and discussions on the importance of a more gender balanced world set for May 10th, 2017 that has over 10,000 screenings/discussions all unified by a glob...

Tiffany Shlain
Maria Shriver
Journalist, Author, & Former First Lady of California

Born into the public eye, Maria Shriver forged a path of her own as a network journalist, author, and in an unforeseen turn, First Lady of California. Shriver grew up outside of Washington, D.C., the daughter of Sargent Shriver, Director of the Peace Corps, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics and sister of President John F. Kennedy. Eunice encouraged Shriver to play footbal...

Maria Shriver
Catharine MacKinnon
Pioneering Legal Scholar

Catharine MacKinnon is a legal scholar who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment. As an undergraduate at Smith College, MacKinnon was first introduced to the constitutional law and political theory that inspired her to pursue a career that could address the bigger philosophical questions about society. That hunger eventually led her to earn both a law degree and PhD in political science ...

Catharine MacKinnon
Ruth Westheimer
Sex Therapist

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a beloved sex therapist whose frank talk while spreading what she’s coined as “sexual literacy” has reached millions through radio and television over the last three decades.   Born in Germany in 1928, she fled the country at the age of seven for a children’s home-turned-orphanage in Switzerland to escape the Holocaust. While there, she was trained to be a Swiss housemaid,...

Ruth Westheimer
Eleanor Norton
Congresswoman (D-District of Columbia)

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her twelfth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, knew from a young age she wanted to make change to end the severe segregation and discrimination she experienced growing up as third generation Washingtonian.   While earning a law degree as well as a Masters in American Studies from Yale University, Norton became deeply involved as an...

Eleanor Norton
Anna Maria Chávez
CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

Anna Maria Chávez is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, and a lifetime member of the group dedicated to building up girls as strong, confident leaders. Chávez is the first Latina to head the historic organization.   Prior to her work with Girls Scouts, Chávez was deputy of chief of staff for Urban Relations and Community Development under former Governor of Arizona and current ...

Anna Maria Chávez
Joan Cooney
Co-Founder, Sesame Workshop

A founder of the Sesame Workshop and co-creator of Sesame Street, Joan Ganz Cooney knew that educational television was her calling the moment she walked into Channel 13. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Cooney moved out east after college working as a publicist for the likes of RCA, NBC, and CBS's United States Steel Hour. It was at CBS when a colleague told her about educational television a...

Joan Cooney
Nancy Wexler
Neuropsychologist & President, Hereditary Disease Foundation

Nancy Wexler, PhD is a neuropsychologist who's devoted her life's work to finding a cure for the fatal hereditary disorder Huntington's Disease. She is best known for her major contribution in discovering the location of the gene that causes the disease. Today, Wexler serves as president of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, a clinic founded by her father, Milton Wexler, M.D., and as t...

Nancy Wexler
Temple Grandin
Professor of Animal Science

Temple Grandin is world-famous for using insights gained from her autism to revolutionize the livestock industry. A professor at Colorado State for more than 20 years, Grandin is a celebrated speaker who lectures internationally on autism and livestock handling.   Diagnosed with autism as a child, which was thought to be a form of brain damage at the time, Grandin only began speaking at the age ...

Temple Grandin
Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College.  A renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar, Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its 1955 founding. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd College, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe is passionate about making science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) ac...

Maria Klawe
Mae Jemison
First African-American Woman in Space

Growing up in the southside of Chicago, Mae Jemison was always curious about space. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a medical doctor and worked in Liberia and Sierra Leone as the Peace Corps medical officer. In 1983 she applied to the NASA program, after being inspired by Sally Ride, the first woman in space, and Nichelle Nichols, who acted in Star Trek. At NASA, she became t...

Mae Jemison
Ellen Ochoa
Director, Johnson Space Center

Ellen Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go into space when she served on a mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1993. After graduating with a master of science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford, Ochoa became an astronaut in July 1991. Since then, she has served on four space flights, logging nearly 1,000 hours in space. In 2007, she joined the Lyndon B. Johnso...

Ellen Ochoa
Eileen Collins
First Woman Commander, NASA

Eileen Collins was born in Elmira, New York in a lower-middle class family.   Eileen’s love of science came early, in the halls of her hometown library. After receiving her bachelors in mathematics and economics from Syracuse University, she joined an Air Force pilot training program, and out of a class of 320, she was one of only four women chosen.   After climbing the ranks within the US Air...

Eileen Collins
Melinda Gates
Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

As co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates helps to shape and approve strategies, setting the overall direction for the foundation. In developing countries, the Foundation harnesses science and technology to save lives, while empowering the world’s poorest people to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. In the U.S., it works to improve U.S. high sc...

Melinda Gates
Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker

Ava DuVernay is an acclaimed award-winning director and writer. Her film, "Selma," about voting rights in the 60s, earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.    DuVernay's other notable works include "Middle of Nowhere," which she wrote, produced and directed. The film earned her the award for best director at 2012's Sundance Film Festival.   Film critic Roger Ebert haile...

Ava DuVernay
Cady Coleman
Astronaut

As a chemist and an astronaut, Cady Coleman boasts an impressive list of accolades that orbit around science and space.    The former United States Air Force officer has logged nearly 4,500 hours and 180 days in space as a NASA astronaut. She's a veteran of two space shuttle missions, and participated in a six-month tour on the International Space Station.   Coleman is also an American ch...

Cady Coleman
Olympia Snowe
U.S. Senator (R-Maine)

Olympia Snowe was born Olympia Jean Bouchles on February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine. At a young age, she was faced to overcome the early deaths of her parents, her uncle, and her first husband. In the wake of tragedy, she built a strong political career.   Snowe graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in political science in 1969. In 1973, she was first elected to the Maine...

Olympia Snowe
Anne-Marie Imafidon
STEM Advocate

Anne-Marie Imafidon is a British computing, mathematics, and language prodigy. She has been amicably named the "Eldest Child in Britain's Brainiest Family," passing two GCSE examinations in Mathematics and Information Technology at the age of 11. By age 20, she had already graduated from Oxford University with a masters’ degree in Computer Science, making national and international...

Anne-Marie Imafidon
Gwynne Shotwell
President & COO, SpaceX

Gwynne Shotwell is the President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX, a United States corporation providing space transport services to both government and commercial customers.   Born in Libertyville, Illinois, Shotwell received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University. Early in her career, she decided to work...

Gwynne Shotwell
Mildred Dresselhaus
Queen of Carbon Science

Mildred Dresselhaus passed away at the age of 86 on February 20, 2017. Prior to her passing, she spoke with MAKERS about her career as a scientist. Known as the "queen of carbon science," Mildred Dresselhaus was a pioneer in nanoscience and a strong advocate of bringing more women into STEM. Born in New York on November 11, 1930, Dresselhaus originally planned to become a...

Mildred Dresselhaus
Sheila Nevins
President of HBO Documentary Films

Sheila Nevins is president, HBO Documentary Films, for Home Box Office, responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2 and Cinemax. She was named to this position in February 2004. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 32 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 34 News and Documentary Emmys® and 42 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her ten...

Sheila Nevins

30 Video Moments Match "science"

A Bit of Both
Melinda Gates

How Melinda Gates got both science and management experience in high school.

Working with Men
Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates noticed how, as she continued with computer science, there were less and less girls in her classes.  

An Exciting Field for You
Ellen Ochoa

How Ellen Ochoa began exploring science and engineering.

Something That I Want to Continue
Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa on how children can get involved in science and space at an early age.

Girls and STEM
Maria Klawe

Maria Klawe, the first female president of Harvey Mudd College, talks about how computer science and mathematics are the STEM fields that need more woman.

IBM to Canada
Maria Klawe

In this MAKERS interview, Maria Klawe talks about going from IBM and its progressive outlook on gender diversity to University of British Columbia, which had never had a a female science faculty member. 

Science Fair Times Ten
Megan Smith

Megan Smith on her first science projects and winning the science fair.

Road Map of Genes
Nancy Wexler

After discovering the DNA marker in 1983, Nancy Wexler and her team realized you could find a gene using the marker. The results changed how science was approached and led to the foundation of the Human Genome Project.

Women in Science
Nancy Wexler

Neuropsychologist and President of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, Nancy Wexler, explains the benefits of being a woman in science.

Different Kinds of Minds
Temple Grandin

Professor of animal science and autism activist Temple Grandin explains how she thinks in specific pictures and why different kinds of minds need to work together.

A Natural Physician
Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris on the combination of nurturing and science required to be a doctor, and how her upbringing prepared her for the job.

You Don't Have to Be the Best At Science
Anne Wojcicki

Wojcicki is a strong believer that you can contribute to science and tech in a powerful way without being the best--or even close to the best--at it.

Explaining Science
Anne Wojcicki

Wojcicki talks about how growing up with a particle physicist father who experienced the results of poor communication motivates her now to communicate science to laypeople.

Sexually Literate
Ruth Westheimer

Westheimer explains the science behind sex and the importance of being sexually literate.

Validated by Neuroscience
Carol Gilligan

Gilligan explains how her novel descriptions of healthy psychology has since been backed up by neuroscience.

Opportunities in Science
Alexis Maybank & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Gilt Groupe

Wilkis Wilson shares her hope that young women have more opportunities in science and technology.

Loving Science
Nichelle Nichols

Nichols recounts how her love of science as a young girl made her a great, albeit unusual, student. 

Diversity in Science
Shirley Tilghman

Tilghman points out the great value, beyond basic equailty, of having more women in the science world. 

Stalled Progress
Shirley Tilghman

Tilghman highlights the slowing pace of progress in closing the gender gaps in the hard sciences.

Subtle Discouragement
Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Villa-Komaroff addresses Larry Summers' comment about women's capacity in math and science and the insidious signals it sends.

Price of Exclusion
Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Villa-Komaroff discusses the historic exclusion of women and minorites from science and the unsustainable toll it takes on the field.

Women Engineers
Meg Whitman

Whitman on the needed progress in bringing more women into math, science, and technology.

Vehicles for Good
Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand comments on the gender gap that persists in the areas of math, science, and technology.

Atomic Beauty
France Córdova

Córdova recalls falling in love with science through a seventh grade science project on the atom.

The Real Divide in Silicon Valley
Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg believes the gender divide in Silicon Valley would disappear if more young women go into computer science.

Family of Activists
Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg talks about the non-profit her parents ran when she was growing up and her own social conscience.

Girls: Study Math, Study programming
Maya Lin

Lin worries that computer science and the Internet is taking the place of business as a male-dominated domain.

The Brain-Computer Connection
Marissa Mayer

How does the brain work? That's what Marissa Mayer really wanted learn in college and turned to computer science to find out.

Quick Learner
Marissa Mayer

Mayer on catching up quickly in computer science, and confounding her fellow TA.

Problem Solving
Marissa Mayer

The best lesson from science camp - it's not what you know but how you think.

50 Articles Match "science"

Inclusion Experts Exclusive: 19-Year-Old Claire Wineland Is Living With Cystic Fibrosis and Might Have Just Uncovered the Meaning of Life

Nineteen-year-old Claire Wineland isn't your average girl. She breathes life into a room and has carried the weight of the world around her. The YouTube sensation, who has 111K subscribers under her "The Clairity Project," prides herself on being deep, and we do too. Wineland was born with cystic ...

Inclusion Experts Exclusive: 19-Year-Old Claire Wineland Is Living With Cystic Fibrosis and Might Have Just Uncovered the Meaning of Life
Here's Why Female Paleontologists Are Sporting Fake Beards

Filmmaker Lexi Marsh was with her friend Ellen Currano, a paleobotanist at the University of Wyoming, when she came up with the idea for her upcoming documentary "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science." "There are days when I wish I could just slap a beard on my face and go to w...

Here's Why Female Paleontologists Are Sporting Fake Beards
"Hidden Figures" Is Inspiring Hundreds of Girls to Pursue STEM

After a four-hour event that featured a special presentation of "Hidden Figures," followed by speeches from successful women in science-based fields, 180 female students ranging from fifth to 12th grade walked out of a theater in Seattle excited to pursue future careers in science, technology, engin...

10 Surprising Productivity Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind (And Help You)

Are you ready to rev up your productivity level? We looked far and wide for some of the most surprising productivity tips to help you keep up the great work at work. 1. Keep making lists, but not in the same way When you make a list you probably go from top to bottom, or maybe you start sticking ...

10 Surprising Productivity Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind (And Help You)
9 Online Resources To Get Girls And Women Into STEM

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and is known as the foremother of computing, and earlier this week, her works and lives were commemorated by Ada Lovelace Day. By creating the first algorithm to be used on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, Ada was in effect a computer programmer in the 1840s. Her...

9 Online Resources To Get Girls And Women Into STEM
These March for Science Posters Are Perfect for Women's History Month and Beyond

With the intention of bringing the momentum from the Women's March into March and beyond, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya has created six customized posters to recognize the many powerful women in STEM. Featuring the faces of various female scientists, including MAKERS Katherine Johnson and Mae Jemison, t...

These March for Science Posters Are Perfect for Women's History Month and Beyond
Feminist Twitter Is Really Running With #NameAPenceMusical

If you haven't heard, Vice-President Elect Mike Pence got booed when he walked in to take his seat at a performance of Hamilton last night. The cast, however, had gotten word he'd be attending and prepared a message for Pence, which they shared, speaking directly to him, at curtain call: "We, sir —...

Feminist Twitter Is Really Running With #NameAPenceMusical
Oklahoma and Kansas Lawmakers Pass Ban on Safe Abortion Procedure

By Caitlin Moscatello When Kansas Governor and long-time anti-abortionist Sam Brownback signed a ban on a common, medically-sound second-trimester abortion procedure on Tuesday, it was the first legislation of its kind. The bill, titled "The Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act"—...

Oklahoma and Kansas Lawmakers Pass Ban on Safe Abortion Procedure
Sally Ride, a Complete Heroine

No one on earth — or in space — could have created a more complete heroine than Sally Ride.   She came from a family of strong and barrier-breaking women — a mother who devoted her life to working with women in prison and a sister who was a pioneering minister.   She was a physicist and astrophy...

Sally Ride, a Complete Heroine
'It Was Never a Dress' Campaign Remakes the Bathroom Sign

Software developer Axosoft is making us rethink that iconic feminine image used to designate women's restrooms. Their “It Was Never A Dress” campaign reimagines the bathroom icon wearing a cape and pants, instead of a boxy triangular dress. The official website states: “It Was Never a Dress is an i...

'It Was Never a Dress' Campaign Remakes the Bathroom Sign
The Truth About Being a Black Woman in Tech

For the past five years, the diversity problem in Silicon Valley has been the hot button issue.  One year after Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others started issuing "diversity reports," the numbers are still staggeringly low. Meanwhile, Amazon and Dropbox have failed to release 2015 workforce dem...

The Truth About Being a Black Woman in Tech
MAKERS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

It's Hispanic Heritage Month, and MAKERS is proud to honor eight extraordinary women of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, and Central and South American ancestry for their remarkable contributions and lasting impact in business, science, sports, arts, activism, and politics. To celebrate, w...

MAKERS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?

This year's Pi Day is particularly special because not only is it 3.14, but it's 3.1415. This only happens once every century! We say that's all the more reason to celebrate brilliant female mathematicians that are contributing solutions to global challenges. Around the world, women only represent...

Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?
The Female Comedians to Watch at Fringe 2016

Looking for the bright side of life this 2016? Well, there’s no guarantee the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be optimistic in its laughs, but it’s for certain that laughs will be had. And contrary to the perception of comedians appearing in the line-ups of panel shows, some funny people performing a...

The Female Comedians to Watch at Fringe 2016
5 Trailblazing Women to Watch On TIME's 100 Most Influential List

We are celebrating the women on TIME's annual list that honors 100 leaders exploring the frontiers of art, science, society, technology, and more. Here are five influential women on the list we think you need to watch. NEXT: Fortune Names the World's Greatest Women Leaders » Related Stories: • W...

5 Trailblazing Women to Watch On TIME's 100 Most Influential List
MAKER Nichelle Nichols and More Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of "Star Trek"

Fifty years ago today, the voyage of the starship Enterprise set off for the first time on televisions around the world. From there, the science fiction phenomenon known as "Star Trek" has expanded into more than 700 episodes and thirteen movies — inspiring millions not only in fandom, but also in ...

MAKER Nichelle Nichols and More Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of
Actress and Producer Alysia Reiner On "Equity," Mentors, and More

Is there anything Alysia Reiner can't do? From producing, to acting, to being a mother, her résumé is impressive to say the least. MAKERS recently talked with the "Orange Is The New Black" and "How to Get Away with Murder" star to ask her about her new film "Equity," her philosophy on mentorship, t...

Actress and Producer Alysia Reiner On
Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM

When it comes to women in STEM, sadly, the statistics are still depressing: according to WISE (a campaign to encourage Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) figures from 2014, just 13 percent of UK women work in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. When you ...

Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM
These Female Scientists Are Going Beyond the Women's March to Strive for Science Justice

Amid the one million men and women who took to the streets of Washington D.C. on Sunday to march, about fifty women were sporting white lab coats. Along with supporting the Women's March, they were also expressing their support for a very real global concern. "What do we want? Data! When do we want...

These Female Scientists Are Going Beyond the Women's March to Strive for Science Justice
MAKERS' Exclusive Q&A With Children's Book Author, Cofounder and CEO of Sally Ride Science, Tam O'Shaughnessy

Tam O'Shaughnessy is an American children's science writer with an upcoming book, a photo biography about Sally Ride, set to release soon. Before the astronaut's death in 2012, they were life partners for over two decades. She played professional tennis and was coached by iconic athlete Billie Jean ...

MAKERS' Exclusive Q&A With Children's Book Author, Cofounder and CEO of Sally Ride Science, Tam O'Shaughnessy
Female Scientists Receive Half as Much Funding as Male Scientists

Young women and girls are being encouraged to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) more than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold less than 25 percent of jobs in STEM. However, while getting women interested in STEM careers is relativ...

Female Scientists Receive Half as Much Funding as Male Scientists
Read Einstein's Encouraging Note to Marie Curie and Remember to Ignore the "Reptiles"

On Friday December 5, thousands of documents by Albert Einstein were made accessible online through The Einstein Papers Project. Edited by Diana Kormos-Buchwald, a professor of physics and the history of science at the California Institute of Technology, the extensive archive includes love letters, ...

Read Einstein's Encouraging Note to Marie Curie and Remember to Ignore the
After Hobby Lobby, A Wave of Storytelling

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that not all "closely-held" corporations are required to comply with Obamacare's Contraceptive Care mandate. Companies with religious convictions that conflict with contraception can refuse to provide it for their employees. In her 35-page dissent, Ruth Bader Ginsb...

After Hobby Lobby, A Wave of Storytelling
Throwback Thursday: Jenette Kahn’s Comic-Con

In 2010, San Diego's Comic-Con International was trying out a new-fangled online scheduling system. It showed that only 77 people were signed up to attend a Spotlight on the first female comic book executive, Jenette Kahn. But as we know now, the online record doesn't necessarily present the in-pers...

Throwback Thursday: Jenette Kahn’s Comic-Con
Be an Everyday MAKER for International Women's Day

International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate women's achievements and call for greater equality. It's what we do at MAKERS on a daily basis, and we think this day is a chance to consider how you can champion this cause. It doesn't necessarily take a lot of time or money - just the will t...

Be an Everyday MAKER for International Women's Day
The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM

Megan Smith, CTO of the United States, explains why we need more women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Learn more about Smith in her exclusive MAKERS story. NEXT: Make a Difference and Do Good » Related Stories: • Celebrating Megan Smith's WIRED Magazine Cov...

The 2014 MAKERS Conference: Importance of STEM
New MAKERS: Lydia Villa-Komaroff and Nancy Lublin

We've launched two new MAKERS: Lydia Villa-Komaroff and Nancy Lublin. Molecular biologist, Lydia Villa-Komaroff, knew she wanted to be a scientist by age nine, in an era where very few women were in the field. She went to theUniversity of Washington with dreams of becoming a chemist, but was to...

New MAKERS: Lydia Villa-Komaroff and Nancy Lublin
Megan Smith: Why we need women in STE[A]M

"Kids need to understand how to not just be consumers of this technology, but to be MAKERS." Megan Smith told The MAKERS Conferene that she's on a mission to tell the lost history of women (and the current stories) in technology. She wants to encourage women innovators, not just in STEM (science, t...

Megan Smith: Why we need women in STE[A]M
SELF-Made Women Who Inspire: Kimber Lockhart

By Devin Tomb Computer engineering is a notorious boys' club. (Men occupy 72 percent of all U.S. science and engineering jobs, according to the National Science Foundation.) But 28-year-old Kimber Lockhart didn't just join the club—she became the boss. As vice president of engineering at the ...

SELF-Made Women Who Inspire: Kimber Lockhart
The Life-Changing Books Every Woman Should Read

As any avid reader knows, books are everything. The right book can guide, educate and inspire; a book can help you nurse a broken heart or awaken a sense of adventure, leading you to discover people and places you never dreamed you would. Even in a world that's saturated with tech — and an endless ...

The Life-Changing Books Every Woman Should Read
First Lady Michelle Obama Is Looking for the Next Big Idea and YOU Could Have It

To increase support for the Let Girls Learn campaign, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama have teamed up with AOL's #BUILTBYGIRLS and Citizen AOL to launch Let Girls Build, a challenge dedicated to addressing the educational barriers faced by 62 million girls wo...

First Lady Michelle Obama Is Looking for the Next Big Idea and YOU Could Have It
Highlights From the United State of Women Summit

On Tuesday, nearly 5,000 guests attended the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., for a 12-hour long conference that featured incredible speakers from MAKERS like Nancy Pelosi and Lilly Ledbetter, to Sophia Bush and Billie Jean King. A day of empowerment and inspiration, the summit, co...

Highlights From the United State of Women Summit
How Women Spoke Out At 2016's Hay Festival

“Racism should not trump sexism”, said author Fay Weldon. Speaking at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival, otherwise known as Hay, Weldon was remarking on the occasionally-held notion that to be feminist is also to tiptoe around issues affecting all women in the UK. “Feminists in this country should b...

How Women Spoke Out At 2016's Hay Festival
Meet the "Rocket Girls" Who Launched America Into Space

While the NASA "Rocket Boys" are often recognized for their work testing early rocket engines, America's space launch history is tied to a little-known fact: the exclusive group of mathematicians and scientists charting missions to space were largely a group of women. The team driven by many women ...

Meet the
This Is the Real Reason So Many Women Are Stressed About Work

Research has shown that women in male-dominated fields tend to experience more work-related stress than men in female-dominated ones. Cate Taylor, an assistant professor of sociology and gender studies at Indiana University, wondered why this was. Are women somehow more prone to work-related stress,...

This Is the Real Reason So Many Women Are Stressed About Work
12 Empowering Books Every Girl Should Read

As Charles W. Eliot said, "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers." While the enjoyment and magic of diving into a new book, new world, and new characters speaks for itself, there is also a lot of ...

12 Empowering Books Every Girl Should Read
Women in the NFL: Josina Anderson, Emmy-Award Winning ESPN Reporter

There are more women holding prominent positions in sports today than ever before — from the sidelines to the negotiating table. Get to know Josina Anderson in her interview with Levo below, and let her inspire you to tackle new challenges in your own career. Name: Josina Anderson Job: Reporter a...

Women in the NFL: Josina Anderson, Emmy-Award Winning ESPN Reporter
Your Money Coaches are Here: Financial Advice From the World's Top Female Venture Capitalists

By Genevieve Field Financial-world insiders often refer to billion-dollar businesses as "unicorns" — rarer than rare. The women you're about to meet are unicorns in their own way: They're all founders of venture capital firms — in a field in which just 6 percent of partners are female. (If you've r...

Your Money Coaches are Here: Financial Advice From the World's Top Female Venture Capitalists
How Women are Dead Set On Breaking the Glass Ceiling in This Industry

With about 1,500 funeral homes and over 450 cemeteries across the country, the Service Corporation International (SCI) is the largest mortuary company in the United States. Nearly half of SCI's 23,000 employees are female, with 2,033 of them holding senior management jobs, reported Fortune. Also, w...

How Women are Dead Set On Breaking the Glass Ceiling in This Industry
#MakeSpaceForWomen: Women of Pluto Flyby Team Are Making History

After 9 years and more than 3 billion miles, NASA's New Horizons flew by Pluto at 7:49 a.m. ET Tuesday. YES! After over 9 years & 3+ billion miles, @NASANewHorizons #PlutoFlyby was at 7:49am ET. http://t.co/Czrvonxugd pic.twitter.com/aSucgORofT — NASA (@NASA) July 14, 2015 According t...

#MakeSpaceForWomen: Women of Pluto Flyby Team Are Making History
6 Important Things Everyone With Breasts Should Understand About Breast Cancer

By Katherine Hobson We hear so much about breast cancer (especially this time of the year) that it's easy to think we're on top of it. But science is changing all the time, which means our knowledge of this disease — what causes it, how to prevent it, how to treat it — is constantly evolving. Here'...

6 Important Things Everyone With Breasts Should Understand About Breast Cancer
What It's Really Like to Be a Woman in the Construction Industry

Construction is an industry perched on or at least near the top of the "super male-dominated industries" spectrum. Certainly female on-site construction workers are scarce, but women are almost as underrepresented in the industry at large. So I spoke to two women in the trenches — one a recent colle...

What It's Really Like to Be a Woman in the Construction Industry
Cameron Russell: "Looks Aren't Everything. Believe Me. I'm a Model."

Cameron Russell has strutted down runways belonging to Victoria's Secret and Chanel. But while she is known for being a model, she's made it clear that she's more than just a pretty face. She feels that at her core, image isn't everything, according to TED. Russell, who majored in economics and p...

Cameron Russell:
Meet the First Woman in China to Win a Nobel Prize

Tu Youyou became the first woman in China to win a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences. The 84 year old also became the first women to win any Nobel Prize, according to TIME. Youyou helped find an anti-malaria medicine from an ancient remedy. TIME reports that Youyou and her team conducted researc...

Meet the First Woman in China to Win a Nobel Prize
Breast Cancer Pioneer Dr. Susan Love On Being the Doctor and Becoming a Patient

Dr. Susan Love knew she wanted to be a surgeon, but she also knew that she didn't want to become a breast surgeon because she believed she could handle the big "macho" surgeries, that only men were given. However, as a practicing female surgeon in the 1970s, she was only given female patients and q...

Breast Cancer Pioneer Dr. Susan Love On Being the Doctor and Becoming a Patient
7 Vital Quotes From Malala Yousafzai, The UN's Youngest Messenger of Peace

On April 10, Malala Yousafzai was designated the youngest-ever United Nations Messenger of Peace by Secretary-General António Guterres. All UN Messengers of Peace are individuals who are "carefully selected from the fields of art, literature, science, entertainment, sports or other fields of public...

7 Vital Quotes From Malala Yousafzai, The UN's Youngest Messenger of Peace
With the Help From "Hidden Figures," More Girls Want to Be Like Katherine Johnson

With $22.8 million in ticket sales, the women of "Hidden Figures" were far from being overlooked in box office rankings. The film — which tells the story about NASA's female African-American mathematicians — even beat "Rogue One," and is now spreading awareness about the need for more young, motiva...

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 study found that "physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more favorably than a woman with the same qualificatio...

Women Who've Made Breakthrough Scientific Contributions
Movies and TV Shows Do Better When They Have More Diverse Casts, Finds Study

by Danica Lo Here's something that we're pretty sure we intuitively knew all along—but finally science is backing up. According to a media study that surveyed 200 films and 1,105 broadcast, cable, and digital TV series over the course of two years (2012-13), Americans strongly prefer watching shows...

Movies and TV Shows Do Better When They Have More Diverse Casts, Finds Study
This Mother Started a Biotech Company for the Most Inspiring Reason

Karen Aiach is the founder and CEO of Lysogene, a biotech company that specializes in developing gene therapy treatments for rare central nervous system diseases.  In 2005, her daughter, Ornella, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome A, which is a rare neurodegenerative that dramatically reduces l...

This Mother Started a Biotech Company for the Most Inspiring Reason