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Limor Fried, Founder & CEO @adafruit @makerswomen #TechMAKERS @melindagates

Limor Fried, Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries @ MAKERS (video)-

TechMAKERS is an initiative designed to help women break through the Silicon Ceiling and empower the next generation of female innovators. Produced in association with Melinda Gates, TechMAKERS highlights five extraordinary women making cutting-edge developments in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics and aerospace engineering.

Limor Fried
Founder, Adafruit Industries
She started selling DIY electronics kits out of her dorm room. Now she’s leading a movement to empower people of all ages to become engineers.

MAKERS is a feminist media brand for newsMAKERS, historyMAKERS, and troubleMAKERS. We tell the stories of today’s trailblazing women to inspire the changeMAKERS of tomorrow.

Today, MAKERS.com features more than 4,500 original videos and more than 400 MAKERS interviews. Our MAKERS include well-known figures such as actress Lena Dunham, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, show runner Shonda Rhimes, YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tennis champion Billie Jean King, as well as groundbreaking women such as the NBA’s first female referee Violet Palmer and Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.

In 2016, MAKERS executive produced the song “This Is For My Girls” in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn and #62MillionGirls initiative. “This Is For My Girls,” is written by Diane Warren and features vocal performances from Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Chloe x Halle, and Lea Michele. The song hit No. 1 on Billboard.

MAKERS launched the MAKERS Stories app in March 2016. 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 a collection including Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Ava DuVernay, and Lena Dunham.

In 2017, MAKERS launched the MAKERS Podcast. The 8-episode series features stories from the history-makers and glass-ceiling breakers of the past, present, and future. From athletes and astronauts, to writers and revolutionaries, the podcast showcases MAKERS’ dynamic collection of women’s stories.


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1 Comment

  1. I admire u Limor, u r super cool and very sweet… greetings from Budapest, Hungary 🙂

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