The Women Who Make America

The digital hub for female empowerment

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Female power in all its glory is under the spotlight in Makers- a digital platform that features hundreds of stories of the women who make America.
The multifaceted project includes a three-hour documentary premiering February 26 on PBS, which recounts the history of the women's movement via firsthand accounts of female leaders. From feminist icon Gloria Steinem to contemporary trailblazers such as Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton, the film aims to capture the story of female empowerment via firsthand accounts of a wide range of inspiring women.
Aside from the documentary, Makers is home to an impressive gallery of short video testimonials of women active in a variety of fields: from social activists and athletes to educators and artists, a plethora of women share insights that bear on the intersection of their personal journeys and gender politics.
Created by filmmakers Dyllan McGee, Betsy West and Peter Kunhardt, Makers is a collaboration of PBS and AOL.

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