It is the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled.
The project recently launched the MAKERS Stories app, designed to empower individuals to be their own storyteller, MAKERS Stories allows users to record their stories or the stories of others, creating their own MAKERS videos that live alongside the ever-growing collection.
To get you inspired, here are just five of our favourites from the impressive celebrity vault.
Ellen Degeneres: Comedian
“I was carrying around this sadness inside and this shame about the fact I was gay,” she says.
The presidential hopeful opens up about the values of the 60s, becoming a politician’s wife, her historic presidential candidacy, and her devotion to women’s rights worldwide.
“If the 19th Century was about ending slavery, and the 20th Century was about ending Totalitarianism, then the 21st Century is about ending the pervasive discrimination and degradation of women and fulfilling their full rights,” she says.
Diane Von Furstenberg: Iconic Fashion Designer
“I never knew what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of women I wanted to be,” says Diane. “I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who can run her own life.”
The legendary lifestyle mogul opens up about her journey from stockbroker, to domestic guru, to media mogul reinventing the art of homemaking. “Entrepreneurs take a little idea, a germ of an idea and take over the world.”
Danica Patrick: Champion Race Car Driver