It’s Going to Take All of Us | The 2019 MAKERS Conference
It’s not up to some of us to create change— it’s going to take all of us. Welcome to the 2019 MAKERS Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., where MAKERS is uniting the biggest names in every industry to fight for gender equality. All of us coming together as a community to fearlessly build the future we deserve.
[MUSIC PLAYING] OPRAH WINFREY: How am I going to use myself for something that's bigger than me? KUMAIL NANJIANI: This is not my story. This is our story. MICHELLE OBAMA: I started to ask myself, how do I give something back? AMERICA FERRERA: We need to just start encouraging one another to step through the fear. ABBY WAMBACH: Let's have a conversation around our differences for all equality. LENA WAITHE: There's still a lot of others who haven't been included yet. Until everyone is in the room, I think we still have work to do. - No one thinks we have the balls to pull this off. - A record breaking number of women ran in the midterms and won. - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. - Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, the first Native American women elected to Congress. - Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the first two Muslim women. - My responsibility is to tell you the truth. I am an independent person, and I am no one's pawn. - I'm here to say never again for those girls too. - 98.25, Chloe Kim, your Olympic champion. - Do people assume all your problems got solved because a big strong man showed up? - Yes! What is up with that? - Tips up? - Tips up. LISA BORDERS: The army that we seek is the human army. We are looking to make the world a better place for all of us. ARLAN HAMILTON: Bringing all of us to the table fosters creativity, innovation, and prosperity. JOE BIDEN: It's on us, meaning it's on everybody to change their culture. JILL SOLOWAY: A global revolution is going to happen. Try things in your risk space today because it's going to change the world. JADA PINKETT SMITH: Without all of us, we really aren't going to be able to make the changes that we all desire. TARANA BURKE: We have to talk to each other. We have to be in community with each other. We have to build with each other. SHARON WHITE-HARRIGAN: All of us. It means stepping into a place with everything that we have. JAMEELA JAMIL: We just need to listen to each other and understand one another's point of view. And then we will all realize that we are so much more similar than we were told we were. And together, we can achieve brilliant things.