In our lifetimes, the status of women has undergone a revolution. In 2013 PBS ran a three-part series called Makers: Women Who Make America about women’s struggle for equality from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century.
In 2012, an offshoot collaborative project between AOL and PBS called MAKERS.com went live. It is a digital project that is recording history through hundreds of videos of the women of today and tomorrow who are changing the world. Makers.com.is an ongoing initiative hoping to be largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled.
MAKERS, as the women are called, are selected on an ongoing basis by the project team using guidelines set by their board of advisors. This is a collection of stories about women from different walks of life with different perspectives and life experiences. There are trailblazers in fields ranging from music to medicine.
Watch interviews with Madeleine Albright, Ellen DeGeneres, Val Demings, the first female Chief of Police, Pat Foote, a Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Carol Gilligan, Mia Hamm, Sherry Lansing, and if you have a daughter, watch with her!
To watch the three-part documentary go to http://video.pbs.org. Amazon Video also has it if you have a streaming device.