Since launching in 2012, MAKERS has worked to accelerate the women’s movement by sharing stories of real-life experiences that ignite passion and action.

In 2021, we’re not holding a MAKERS Conference in person—we’re doubling down. Instead of one event we’re hosting three virtual experiences that will feature a mix of the MAKERS magic: inspiring speakers, engaging video and audio profiles, essential conversations, and more, built for the MAKERS@ Community with content then shared far and wide. The intention is to take our community on a journey over the year, creating a sense of belonging and camaraderie as we advocate for equality together.

On February 9, we welcomed the 2021 MAKERS@ Community Members to the MAKERS 2021 Kickoff event. Programming included 90-minutes of extraordinary moments including Abby Wambach interviewing Sarah Thomas, the first woman to officiate in a Super Bowl; Luvvie Ajayi Jones interviewing Bozoma Saint John, Gloria Steinem, and more. Coming May 4-6, the 2021 MAKERS Conference will return as an interactive event that will continue to break through barriers, push boundaries, and spark lasting change. Lastly, we will hold our year-end event in November 2021.

Get to know MAKERS by visiting our website at, checking out our MAKERS Profiles, watching our newest documentary NOT DONE: Women Remaking America, and by digging into our 2020 MAKERS Conference recap videos.

To learn more about MAKERS@ and how to become a partner, click here.


A special thank you to our MAKERS 2021 Kickoff presenting sponsors. We couldn’t do what we do without you.



MAKERS@ is our corporate partnership program that connects executives at the forefront of equality initiatives, impacting real change at work and beyond. It’s a platform for companies to celebrate outstanding employees aligned with this mission and provide them with the tools and inspiration to make an impact on their organization and society at large. To learn more, please contact

  • MAKERS@ Board Member:

    Tracy Keim

    VP, Consumer Marketing and Brand

  • MAKERS@ Board Member:

    Christie Smith

    Senior Managing Director - Strategy & Consulting, CEO Transformational Change

  • MAKERS@ Board Member

    Lisa Sherman

    President and CEO

  • MAKERS@ Board Member:

    Katie Juran

    Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion

  • MAKERS@ Board Member:

    Deirdre Bigley

    Global Chief Marketing Officer

  • MAKERS@ Board Member:

    Meera Krishnamurthy

    Senior Vice President and Strategic Business Unit leader for Insurance, North America

  • MAKERS@ Board Member:

    Kasha Cacy

    Global Chief Executive Officer

  • MAKERS@ Board Member:

    Michelle Klein

    VP Global Customer Marketing