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Challenges for Women in the Arts: Reflections on the MAKERS Conference

Lia Chavez | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lia Chavez

The feminists I know are intriguing creatives, entrepreneurs, mothers and lovers; we love our lingerie and our men (not necessarily in that order), and are passionate about excellence, human dignity, empathy, collaboration and co-creation.

Sasha Bronner

Chelsea Handler: The Moment You Always Dreamt Of Can Scare The Sh*t Out Of You | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

Chelsea Handler is the queen of late night comedy and a master at turning her life’s most ridiculous stories into best-selling books. Speaking at th...

Sasha Bronner

5 Lessons Chelsea Handler Can Teach Women About Getting Ahead | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women

When asked if she's funny all the time, late night talk show host and potty-mouthed comedian Chelsea Handler answered without taking a breath, "In my ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Priya Haji, CEO and Co-Founder of SaveUp

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Laura Dunn

Priya received the Social Innovation Award from the Social Venture Network for her vision to change the way the world does business, and in 2009 was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Sasha Bronner

Gabby Giffords: 'Strong Women Get Things Done' | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women

On the final evening of the MAKERS Conference in Southern California, Gabby Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly, a retired American astronaut and U.S. Navy...

Sasha Bronner

Why Gloria Steinem Says She And Jennifer Aniston Are In 'Deep Sh*t' | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women

If women could sleep their way to the top, there'd be a lot more women at the top.

When Arianna Was A Mogul In The Making

Refinery 29 | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Perhaps we're big softies for a success story, or maybe we can blame it on our overwhelming need to understand more about a person than what can be se...

'The Difference Between Failure And Success Is Perseverance'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

"Out of difficult experiences -- out of challenging experiences -- you learn so much." That's one of Arianna Huffington's key messages in a Jan. 20...

WATCH: Arianna Talks About Redefining Success As We Know It | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

From her time as foreign student at Cambridge, to her foray into American politics, in this MAKERS interview Arianna Huffington talks about the road t...

Rich People Aren't Makers, They Are Takers

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Were the richest .01 percent to venture out and form their own society, the rest of us would not devolve into violent conflict; rather, without the expensive burden of the wealthy tapeworms siphoning our common wealth, we could begin to solve our problems.

3 Reasons Why Original Artwork Is More Popular (And Accessible) Than Ever

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

If 20x200 returns, I wonder if the changing art landscape will impact the business, and if it, like others, will look to original artwork to continue the job already begun -- supporting the artists in the maker movement of today.

Ted Cruz Channels Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Cruz seems to be despised personally by most of his fellow Republican senators, but his brand of wrecking ball extremism has taken over their party, and as a result a great many things that matter stand in danger of being wrecked.

The 'First Lady Of Wall Street' Was A Total Badass

Posted 09.20.2013 | Women

Muriel Siebert was seriously awesome. The "first lady of Wall Street" wasn't going to let a little sexism get in the way of her ambitions. In an in...

Manifesto: Living in the Age of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.

Remembering 'The First Lady of Wall Street,' Muriel Siebert

Nancy Armstrong | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Nancy Armstrong

Muriel Siebert certainly made her mark on American history. In 1967, after having her application rejected nine times, she succeeded in becoming the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

Inspired by Makers

Katherine Davey | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Katherine Davey

These stories are not about women who took no for an answer; they're about women who had dreams, who found a passion for something and went with it.

WATCH: Pioneer Break Dancer Talks Women In Hip Hop

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is known for breaking -- quite literally -- into New York City’s male dominated Hip Hop scene over two decades ago, but t...

WATCH: Dad Helps Propel 11-Year-Old To Internet Fame

Posted 04.26.2013 | Parents

James Todd, a young dad and Web developer, is getting to live out his own dreams through his daughter's awesome project. As The New York Times reports...

The Power of Women

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 05.22.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

Let's take a look at some of the facts and figures involved in the story of women in 2013, while not forgetting that this is no reason to rest on our laurels -- there's still plenty of work to be done.

The Academy for Teachers

Amy Richards | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Amy Richards

A few weeks ago I got to be a fly on the wall at a Master Class hosted by The Academy for Teachers, a new and noteworthy endeavor that allows selected teachers from the New York City area schools time to share, learn, and frankly to be respected and rewarded in their profession.

Kathy Caprino on Women's Ways of Leading

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
BJ Gallagher

With the publication of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In, the dearth of women in corporate leadership is back in the news again. Here ...

MAKERS, A Cautionary Tale: Sandberg, Mayer, Slaughter And Feminism Today

Joan Williams | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

Sheryl Sandberg's views have been heavily contrasted to Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of the viral Atlantic article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," so much so that a New York Times journalist argued that their distinctions amounted to a Freidan-Steinem row.

Make More of Your Own Stuff

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanley Hainsworth

We live in a culture of conspicuous consumption in the United States. You can buy anything you want. At any time. When I moved back to the states afte...

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

Ellen DeGeneres On Her First Big Gig: 'I Choked'

Posted 03.04.2013 | Fifty

To say Ellen DeGeneres is an inspiration to many just goes without saying. But her appearance on Makers, a new video initiative profiling awe-inspirin...