Celebrities in the United States typically include singers and film stars and sports heroes. They also usually include people like Kim Kardashian who are simply famous for being famous. But -- once upon a time -- scientists used to be celebrities as well.
I spent my early years in New York City, went to college, got married, had kids and just assumed this is how my life would be and how it has always been. It wasn't until I listened to the stories that are a part of MAKERS that I realized how these choices were privileges by any other name.
From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map.