MAKERS

The largest collection of women's stories - both known and unknown - ever assembled.

By WETA

MAKERS: The Largest Collection of Women's Stories Ever Assemebled, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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MAKERS: Explore the stories from the trailblazing women you know, and the unknown women you should know. 

Gloria Steinem: Feminist Activist, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Feminist icon Gloria Steinem speaks about how her personal experience inspired her strong presence in the women's rights movement.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Legal Pioneer, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Legal pioneer Ruth Bader Ginsburg on breaking legal ground for women, her first case before the Supreme Court, and her husband's support.

Diahann Carroll: Actress, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Actress Diahann Carroll, star of groundbreaking television series "Julia", discusses her journey prevailing through discrimination in an unintegrated industry to her long, successful, and trailblazing career.

Aileen Hernandez: Former President National Organization For Women, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Former President of the National Organization for Women, Aileen Hernandez talks about her experience advocating for women's equality in government turned her into a grassroots activist.

Pat Schroeder: Former Congresswoman, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder on the conflicting ideals for women throughout her education, running for congress in Denver, her decision to take on women and family issues, and what weight the next generation must carry with them

Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon, on the prejudices women athletes faced, her historic running of the Boston Marathon, and the doors it opened.

Brenda Berkman: First NYC Female Firefighters, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Brenda Berkman, NYC's first female firefighter, on integrating the NYFD and the steep price she and others paid to win equality.

Val Demings: First Female Chief of Police, Orlando, FL, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Val Demings shares her journey to becoming the Orlando's first female Chief of Police. Demings believes that her brain is her best weapon; under her leadership Orlando saw the most dramatic decrease in violent crime in the city's history.

Christy Haubegger: Founder, Latina Magazine, MAKERS, From the collection of: WETA
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Founder of Latina magazine, Christy Haubegger, was told by her parents that she could grow up and be whatever she wanted to be, but she never saw anyone like her succeeding in the media. After graduating law school, Haubegger took things into her own hands--with the help of Essence magazine founder Edward Lewis--and created a magazine that would change the complexion of the newsstands.

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