Now this is exciting. We wrote about MAKERS a while back, the joint video initiative between AOL and PBS that features an incredible lineup of women achieving great things — large and small — who help shape America. We’re big fans of this visually stunning (not to mention inspirational) project, which is why we’re thrilled to see that they’ve kicked off a fantastic new contest to bring in the Next MAKERS. Via their blog:
For the next six weeks, individuals can nominate themselves or women in their own lives who have made a remarkable impact to their local communities, are viewed as role models and inspire people around them to take action.
Six remarkable women from across the country will ultimately be selected to tell their stories in videos that will appear on MAKERS.com and receive a $10,000 grant so they can continue to do great work in their communities. The winning Next MAKERS will fly to New York City to attend an intimate dinner hosted by MAKERS and Simple and film their stories with the award-winning MAKERS filmmaking team.
Not only have many of our TEDxWomen speakers been on MAKERS, but we have no doubt that many more within the online TEDxWomen community are contributing to their local communities in meaningful ways. So nominate yourself, or a trailblazing friend or colleague you know who should be honored and supported for their work, and give them a shot at this incredible opportunity.