While researching the modern women’s movement for a novel, I came across a remarkable documentary called MAKERS: Women Who Make America. Using interviews, it told the story of the social revolution by American women who fought for their share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.
That documentary led me to MAKERS.com, self-described as “a dynamic digital platform showcasing thousands of compelling stories—both known and unknown—from trailblazing women of today and tomorrow.” This ongoing initiative aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.
Yep, video interviews with thousands of Nerdy Chicks!
Founded by Dyllan McGee (her story here) and developed by AOL and PBS, MAKERS.com introduces you to strong, committed women from such categories as: Groundbreakers, Politics, Arts, Science & Tech, etc.
Here’s just a sample of these very Quotable Nerdy Chicks:
Anna Maria Chavez, CEO, Girl Scouts of USA
• Don’t let other people create your persona. Don’t let other people paint the picture of who you represent.
• We need to bring a more diverse thinking around the business table, around the government table, around any table where tough decisions are being made.
Erin Brockovich, environmental activist
• Someone, somewhere, went out on a limb. They created a law. They changed a life. They made a difference.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, first Latina elected to Congress
• Is this a great country or what? To think that a Cuban refuge could come to the United States, not know a word of English…I’m now a member of Congress. I’ll always have that little niche in the history books.
If you were born after 1960, you owe it to yourself to better understand how women’s roles in America evolved from the 1950s to today. Meet the courageous women who stood up and demanded to be heard by clicking here and watch MAKERS: Women Who Make America. Six more documentaries will be released later this year.