Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Makers

#videobinge

You've heard of the Makers, right? 
"The largest video collection of women's stories."
It's all about women who fought to make a difference, so naturally, I love it.

^^^ some of my fav ladies right here.

Here are some of my favorites:

Christiane Amanpour // One of my favorite Iranian women ever, Ms Amanpour is no doubtably one of CNN's best reporters, serving as their Chief International Correspondent.  

Madeleine Albright // The first female Secretary of State to the United States government, Ms Albright has gumption and loads of tales of her career and it's late start, but fruitful journey.  She's also Czechoslovakian, like myself!  

Hillary Rodham Clinton // #HRC #ReadyForHillary #Duh.  Ms Clinton truly believes that the moral imperative of the 21st century is the empowerment of women all over the world, and I do too.  As the former First Lady of the United States, former United States Senator, and former United States Secretary of State, there is little that my namesake hasn't done.  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg // The second woman to have been appointed to the United States Supreme Court is as cute as a button.  When Ms Ginsburg entered Harvard Law School in 1956, she was one of 9 women in a class of 500 men.  What happened next will really grind your gears.  

Kirsten Gillibrand // Rockstar.  I think she may be my favorite member of Congress.  You know you're a political science major when you have favorite members of Congress; I want her jersey.  Currently serving as a United States Senator for New York, Ms Gillibrand has fought her way into public service and continues to fight for women on the floor of the Senate everyday.  

Sandra Day O'Connor // #SpoilerAlert!  This might be my favorite.  Ms O'Connor is feisty, passionate, and serious about women, about their lives, and about their well being.  Being the first female Supreme Court Justice is no small task; she even gives a little shoutout to the confidence gap. 

Maria Shriver // What hasn't Ms Shriver done for women?  Serving as a journalist, the Former First Lady of California, and now leading the Shriver Report of the status on women, she has been a mover and a shaker for women in the U.S. 

Joan Sullivan // Growing up as the youngest of 10 to a stay-at-home father, Ms Sullivan speaks about the benefits of growing up in a home where gender, feminism, and the roles of each were discussed at the dinner table.  She has successfully implemented schools in the most poverty and violence driven areas of the Bronx and now currently leads the Los Angeles school system of over a million children. 

Condoleeza Rice // Former Secretary of State, and first African American woman to hold the position, Ms Rice grew up in the Jim Crow South to become an expert on international policy and the Soviet Union.  

Marie Wilson // What an eloquent women's rights advocate!  Founder of the White House Project, Ms Wilson fights for women to run with the resources they need in every level of the political realm.


Do you have a favorite female activist?  Comment below & share :) 

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