Tell Us: Who Are the Women Who Make Larkspur and Corte Madera?

And watch "Makers," a landmark documentary featuring compelling stories about the women who have changed America—and the world.

Activists and authors. Diplomats and developers. Journalists and justices.

They’re all women who have blazed trails and shaped the world in which we live. And now they’re telling their stories in Makers: The Women Who Make America, debuting Tuesday, Feb. 26, on PBS.

The women featured in the landmark digital and video initiative from AOL and PBS represent everyday groundbreakers and high-profile pioneers. The documentary examines the movement for equality, and shows how change didn't come easy.

“It never, ever occurred to me that I could be Secretary of State,” says Madeleine Albright.

Who are the women who have lead the way in Larkspur and Corte Madera? Who do you look up to as a trailblazer in town? Tell us in the comments section below.

Makers is the “remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.”

In the documentary, feminist Gloria Steinem recalls the start of the women’s movement.

“We thought these injustices were so great, surely if we just explain them to people—[laughing]—they will want to fix them.”

And artist and activist Faith Ringgold offers a realization she discovered early on.

“You can’t sit around waiting for someone else to say you who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it.”

The world premiere broadcast is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Eastern on PBS.

elaine Horschman February 25, 2013 at 09:39 AM
Historic Downtown Larkspur's Magnolia Ave stores are composed of women business owners. It is interesting to note that Coquelicot, Nicollete, Gala, L'Ambiente and Country Gardens are all owned and operated by independent women and are family-owned, local businesses.
Robin M February 25, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Larkspur and Corte Madera wouldn't be what they are now without the current, recent, and past efforts of Kathy Hartzell, Jana Haehl, Pat Ravasio and Becky Reed. And an earlier contingent (I don't know all of them, so this is by no means a comprehensive list) includes Marilyn River, Sandy Blauvelt, SallyAnne Wilson, Helen Heitkamp, Joanie Vaughan, Kitty Prosser--help me out here, folks, the list goes on and on!


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