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May 24th 2012

Latest MAKERS Advocate for Education, World Nutrition

Joining MAKERS.com this week are the first black president of an Ivy League University and a global nutrition advocate.

Ruth Simmons is the current president of Brown University, and the first black president of an Ivy League University. She earned her bachelor's degree from Dillard University in New Orleans, and her master's and doctorate at Harvard.

Lauren Bush Lauren is CEO, Creative Director and Co-Founder of FEED Projects LLC, which focuses on creating good products to help feed the world.

To learn more about Lauren, watch the video below:

May 16th 2012

New MAKERS: Labor Advocate, Attorney, Ad Exec

This week's additions to MAKERS.com include an advocate for domestic workers who was just named to the 2012 TIME 100, an attorney who founded a firm offering flexible options to women attorneys raising families, and the CEO of ad powerhouse Ogilvy & Mather.

Ai-jen Poo is currently the Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, an organization that works to empower and organize domestic workers across 19 cities and 11 states.

Mae O'Malley is an attorney, entrepreneur and founder of Paragon Legal, a firm offering part-time contract work to senior attorneys requiring job flexibility.

Shelly Lazarus is one of only a handful of women to graduate from Columbia University with an MBA in the 1970s. After working her way up, she's now chairman and CEO of the powerhouse advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather.

To learn more about Shelly, watch the video below:

May 9th 2012

MAKERS Profiles Healthy Activists, Astrophysicist

Miriam Hawley and
Judy Norsigian speak about the Boston Women's Health Collective, now known as Our Bodies, Ourselves, which is also the title of the best seller produced by the nonprofit organization about women's health and sexuality. Hawley organized the health seminar that inspired the original booklet at Boston's Emmanuel College in 1969. Norsigian currently serves as Executive Director of Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Also meet Byllye Avery, a healthcare activist dedicated to improving the welfare of low-income African-American women through self-help groups and advocacy networks. She founded The Avery Institute for Social Change and the Black Women's Health Imperative.

Then hear from internationally recognized astrophysicist and the first female chief scientist at NASA, France Córdova. In 2003, she joined the faculty of Purdue University as a professor of physics and astronomy and became the first woman to be named president of Purdue University in 2007.

Learn more about France Córdova by watching this video:

May 1st 2012

Scientist, Social Entrepreneur Profiled on MAKERS

The newest legends spotlighted on MAKERS.com include molecular biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff, known for her breakthrough diabetes research, and social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin, who founded Dress for Success and now leads teen social justice organization Do Something.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff is a molecular biologist, whose breakthrough research showed how bacterial cells could be converted into insulin. She's currently the ChiefScientific Officer of Cytonome/ST and is deeply committed to the recruitment and retention of minorities and women in science. She is a founding member of SACNAS, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans inScience, and has served as a board member and vice-president for the organization.

Nancy Lublin is a social entrepreneur and creator of Dress for Success, a non-profit that helps economically disadvantaged women gain economic independence. She is currently the CEO of Do Something, an organization for teens looking to create and promote social change.

Learn more about Nancy by watching this video:

Apr 18th 2012

MAKERS Adds Two Legends: Whitman and Walker

The newest video stories on MAKERS.com spotlight business legend Meg Whitman, who shares lessons learned from running eBay, running for political office and now heading Hewlett-Packard. Then hear Pulitzer-Prize winner Alice Walker, best known for "The Color Purple," reflect on living through poverty and racism, her mother as a role model and the positive effect of the women's movement on the men in her life.

Meg Whitman is President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She served as President and CEO of eBay from 1998 to 2008, overseeing the growth of this small company from 30 employees to 15,000, and from $4 million in annual revenue to approximately $8 billion. Fortune magazine has named her among the top-five Most Powerful Women on more than one occasion.

Novelist, poet and activist Alice Walker is widely known for her novel "The Color Purple," for which she won the Pulitzer-Prize for Fiction -- the first African American woman to win this award. Walker was active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and continues to be a strong activist for women, anti-apartheid and the anti-nuclear war movement. Her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages and has sold more than 15 million copies.

Learn more about Walker by watching this video:

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