Emily Glatzer's posts
Apr 11th 2012
A chef, educator and global economic advocate take their places this week in the MAKERS.com showcase of women who are first in their fields. Their video stories join a growing archive of the women's movement first hand accounts through the leaders, opponents, and trailblazers who created a new America in the last half-century.
Gabrielle Hamilton is an author and chef/owner of Prune, a restaurant in the East Village in New York. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Bon Appétit, Saveur and Food & Wine. In 2011 she released her autobiography "Blood, Bones & Butter," which Anthony Bourdain declared, "Magnificent. Simply the best memoir by a chef ever. Ever."
Dena Simmons is an activist, educator and also a student. She has traveled to Antigua as a health volunteer for the Directorate of Gender Affairs to provide better health services for Dominican women and received a Fulbright grant for her academic work studying teen pregnancy in the Dominican Republic. She's currently studying for her doctorate at Columbia University Teachers College.
Leilah Janah is the founder and CEO of Samasource, a nonprofit connecting people living in poverty to work through online tools.
Learn more about Leilah Janah by watching this video:
Apr 4th 2012
Basketball coach Vivian Stringer, civil rights leader Diane Nash and women and girls advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom join the growing gallery of MAKERS.com trailblazers this week.
Vivian Stringer is a women's basketball coach and the first coach in NCAA history to lead three different women's programs to the NCAA final four. She's currently the head coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team and boasts one of the best records in the history of women's basketball.
Diane Nash is a prominent voice for human rights. She was actively involved in the civil rights movement and widely recognized for her leadership in the Freedom Rides, a campaign to desegregate interstate bus and rail travel. She later played a major role in the Birmingham desegregation campaign of 1963 and the Selma voting rights campaign of 1995.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, speaker, actress and advocate for women and girls. In 2011, she released Miss Representation, a documentary exploring the relationship between the Western media portrayal of women and their underrepresentation in positions of power and influence. Following the film, she launched MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action movement helping girls and women reach their full potential.
Learn more about Jennifer by watching this video featured on MAKERS.com:
Mar 28th 2012
The latest trailblazing women to join the MAKERS.com video gallery: activist, writer and feminist Amy Richards, who co-founded an organization that empowers young women, and civil engineer Robyn Beavers, who focuses on environmental sustainability.
Amy Richards co-founded The Third Wave Foundation, a national philanthropic organization focused on supporting young women, ages 15 to 30, through grant making, leadership development and advocacy. She's best known as author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future.
Robyn Beavers is a civil engineer focusing on issues of environmental sustainability. She's the founding member of Google's Green Business & Operations strategy, served as an AARA Fellow for the Department of Energy, and aided in the creation of WindMade, an international NGO providing companies with the means to "label" their commitment to renewable energy.
Learn more about Amy by watching this video featured on MAKERS.com:
Mar 15th 2012
This week's MAKERS include playwright Eve Ensler, who discusses her traumatic childhood, the success of The Vagina Monologues, founding of V-day to fight violence against women, her battle with cancer and more. And in a profile of music entrepreneur Lauren Bucherie you'll hear about theAustin production company she co-founded as well as her thoughts on the glass ceiling, sensitivity and success.
Here is playwright Eve Ensler, one of the newest MAKERS stories we've added to MAKERS.com:
If you haven't already, browse the site for more stories of groundbreaking women who have sparked historic change. Check back for new profiles that will be added weekly or follow @MAKERSwomen on Twitter and Facebook for the lastest MAKERS news.