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May 2nd 2016

Take Your Child to Work Day 2016 at AOL

AOL is committed to developing the next generation of builders and innovators, and this year we hosted over 1,400 children across 20 offices for Take Your Child to Work Day. With that many kids in our offices, there's bound to be some memorable moments. We encouraged employees to share their experiences from the day using the hashtag #AOLGivesBack; here are some of our favorites.

There was art on the walls.

And art on shirts.

Ramblin' Dan and the Freewheelin' Band brought the tunes.

Hershey's provided ice cream, s'mores and smiles to our New York office.

Children in our Dulles office had a ton of fun.

Kids learned about the business.

CEO Tim Armstrong got in on the fun too, spending time with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.

One of our resident social media experts shared her skills with the kids.

MAKERS in the making created their own storyboards.

Children learned about the importance of doing something meaningful.

To see more from our biggest Take Your Child to Work Day, check out the hashtag #AOLGivesBack on Twitter and Instagram.

Feb 1st 2016

Where Can You Find 500 of the World's Most Influential Women Right Now?

This week, over 500 trendsetters, thought-leaders and influencers will convene for the 2016 MAKERS Conference, kicking off today in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The conference gathers the world's most impactful female innovators for a three-day dialogue on how to nurture the leaders of the future. A diverse group of prominent and inspirational women are slated to speak, including Halle Berry, Katie Couric, Caitlyn Jenner, Annie Leibovitz, Gloria Steinem, and many others.

Themed #TheTimeIsNow, sessions will focus on tangible solutions around gender equality. While women remain underrepresented in leadership roles, particularly in tech, this powerful group is determined to change that.

Popular YouTube stars GloZell Green and Bethany Mota will discuss how they reach new audiences and stay true to their brands in the face of external pressures. Sheryl Sandberg and Lori Goler of Facebook will speak about how they break biases in the male-dominated world of tech. Kimora Oliver and Olivia Ross will share their experiences with Black Girls CODE, an organization that exposes school-aged girls to the disciplines of coding and programming through fun workshops and events.

Even if you're not attending in person, you can still hear from this incredible group of women—the entire conference will be live-streamed at MAKERS.com and on the go90 app. As MAKERS Vice President and Creative Director Samantha Leibovitz says, "Our mission is to shine a light on the groundbreaking women who inspire us, and ultimately inspire the next generation to follow in their footsteps."

Feb 1st 2016

Ignite Women's Equality: Live Stream the MAKERS Conference

The Time is Now to make a difference in women's equality. The MAKERS Conference gathers the world's most impactful leaders and innovators for a 36-hour action plan to progress gender equality today. This year, the exclusive experience of the MAKERS Conference is available to live stream for the first time ever. Watch trailblazing women including Reese Witherspoon, Caitlyn Jenner, Abby Wambach, Sheryl Sandberg, Kara Swisher and more to get inspired and prepared to take action.

Live stream of the MAKERS Conference on MAKERS.com or go90 February 1-3, 2016.

Jan 29th 2016

Watch the NFL Women's Summit Streaming Live on MAKERS.com

MAKERS is excited to announce that it will be the exclusive livestream partner for the National Football League's first-ever NFL Women's Summit: "In the Huddle to Advance Women in Sport," on February 4 and 5 in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50.

The event will bring together prominent leaders from sports, government, academia, media and a variety of other fields, including tennis champion Serena Williams and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to discuss how participation in sports positively influences the future success of young women both personally and professionally. The NFL Women's Summit aims to reinforce the power of sports in women's lives and to encourage broad support — from men and women alike — for girls' athletic participation.

At the culmination of a year in which the League has celebrated the history and future of NFL football in the lead-up to Super Bowl 50, the NFL is celebrating the critical role sports have played in the lives of female leaders past and present and raising awareness of how sports can help in developing the next generation of leaders.

There is increasing recognition that sports participation helps develop leadership, teamwork, and other skills that promote success throughout one's life and career. The NFL Women's Summit will highlight that playing sports in the teenage years develops the character and values that last a lifetime. Ernst & Young, with whom the NFL is partnering to bring this event to life, has been tracking the role that sports has played for female leaders across industries.

According to 2014 Ernst & Young global research, executive women are more likely to have played sports and to hire other women who have played sports. The report, Making the Connection: Women, Sport and Leadership, shows that the majority of female executives surveyed believe a sports background helps fast-track a woman's career and has a positive influence on hiring decisions. Additionally, according Ernst & Young's 2015 report Three Reasons Female Athletes Make Great Leaders, girls who participate in organized sports have greater social and economic mobility, are less likely to use drugs, have greater personal safety, and perform better in school.

In conjunction with the NFL Women's Summit, the NFL is partnering with the Women's Sports Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to cultivating leaders by ensuring girls' access to sports, particularly in urban and diverse communities where opportunities are fewer. According to the Women's Sports Foundation, 2 in 5 girls participate in high school sports in the U.S., totaling 3.3 million girls. By contrast, 4.5 million boys play high school sports. While great strides have been made over the decades to increase participation levels among young women, the NFL Women's Summit seeks to advance the conversation and continue to make progress in this area.

The NFL Women's Summit builds upon the goals of NFL PLAY 60, which brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations to tackle childhood obesity by encouraging youth to be active 60 minutes a day. The Summit will evolve the conversation by focusing on the benefits of organized sports participation and the positive character and values learned on the field of play.

Summit attendees will include approximately 250 NFL, Club, and partner executives, local government officials, teen, collegiate, and pro athletes and coaches, non-profit organization members, and media. The exclusive live stream of the NFL Women's Summit will be hosted on MAKERS.com.

Links to the live stream will also be available on NFLWomensSummit. Fans can follow live social media coverage of the NFL Women's Summit on Twitter via the NFL's @SuperBowl handle and join the conversation across platforms with #InTheHuddle.

For more information, please visit the homepage of the NFL Women's Summit.

Nov 3rd 2014

Remaining Films in AOL MAKERS Series Premiere - MAKERS: Women in Business and MAKERS: Women in Politics

Following the premiere of the fifth film in the new MAKERS series, MAKERS: Women in Business last week, the final film MAKERS: Women in Politics will premiere on Tuesday, November 4 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS. The film profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. The film is narrated by Alfre Woodard.
Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski,Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House. Today's leaders in Washington, including Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the first female Senator from Massachusetts, Susan Collins (R-ME), who led the Senate in shaping a deal to end the government shutdown, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), currently the youngest woman serving in Congress, are also represented.

A special screening of the film on MAKERS.com will take place on Wednesday, November 5 at 8pm ET. The film will then be available for streaming anytime on MAKERS.com.
Join the conversation on Twitter with @MAKERSwomen, @PBS and #MAKERSfilm.

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