About MAKERS

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WHO WE ARE

MAKERS is a media and community-focused brand that exists to accelerate equity in the workplace. With live events, Emmy-nominated documentaries and award-winning digital content, MAKERS has been uniting change agents in every industry around the issues that matter most, one story at a time.

From the women you’ve heard of to those you haven’t but should, to the allies who are actively supporting the fight for equality, current MAKERS include media mogul Oprah Winfrey; feminist and writer Gloria Steinem; writer and producer Shonda Rhimes; the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon Kathrine Switzer; singer and activist John Legend; activist Tarana Burke and many more.

Now more than ever, we believe nothing is more essential than equity, diversity and inclusion. We are using our platforms to create access to important stories from diverse voices — incredible people who create change and inspire us to collective action.

(L-R) Gloria Steinem, Katie Couric, and Gabby Rivera attend The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MAKERS)
(L-R) Gloria Steinem, Katie Couric, and Gabby Rivera attend The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MAKERS)

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

The power of telling stories of unsung heroes and people who have a positive influence on their communities.

WHAT WE MAKE

Safe spaces for change agents to have an impact and a platform to share their stories.

WHAT WE DO

We live at the intersection of forging purposeful partnerships, creating safe spaces for life-changing experiences, and setting the stage for inspirational stories to honor the leadership journey and support talent pipelines.

CEO of the Dallas Mavericks Cynt Marshall speaks onstage during The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MAKERS)
CEO of the Dallas Mavericks Cynt Marshall speaks onstage during The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MAKERS)

THE MAKERS CONFERENCE

Every year, MAKERS gathers 600+ innovative leaders and executives for The MAKERS Conference, a three-day event that sets the agenda for advancing women in the workplace and in the world. Produced like a live documentary, the sessions explore a wide range of topics, from unconscious bias to policy change, sports to workplace harassment, education to entertainment and beyond. Discussions prioritize actively solving problems, rather than simply talking about them. Past participants include Bozoma Saint John, Gabrielle Union, America Ferrera, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Tokata Iron Eyes, Mj Rodriguez, and Jenny Yang. Watch highlights from the 2021 MAKERS Conference here.

Please contact speakers@makers.com to suggest speakers for the 2022 conference.

Associate Brand Director of P&Gs Secret Deodorant Sara Saunders and Chief Brand Officer of P&G Marc Pritchard attend The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MAKERS)
Associate Brand Director of P&Gs Secret Deodorant Sara Saunders and Chief Brand Officer of P&G Marc Pritchard attend The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for MAKERS)

MAKERS PARTNERSHIPS

Through our partnerships, we connect leaders, executives and community influencers at the forefront of equity initiatives that affect the workplace and beyond.

Our goals are to create bonds between bold and courageous leaders, share best DEI practices and shine a spotlight on influential leadership.

As part of the partnerships program, companies receive tickets to the MAKERS conference and special events, and have access to a full slate of benefits. Current MAKERS partner companies include lululemon, P&G, PwC, Hilton, McKinsey, PayPal, Sony Music Group, Hanover Insurance Group, iHeart Media, Morgan Stanley and others.

Please contact partners@makers.com to learn how your company can participate.

lululemon was the official wellness sponsor for the The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images for MAKERS)
lululemon was the official wellness sponsor for the The 2020 MAKERS Conference in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images for MAKERS)