MAKERS is a landmark digital and broadcast initiative from AOL and PBS showcasing compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow. The film tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years in one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, as they pursued their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.
witf has created a local version of this project to complement the film. We’re collecting inspiring and untold stories of remarkable Central Pennsylvania women.
Check out witf’s video collection of Central PA MAKERS--women making a difference in Central PA below.
Central PA MAKERS: Gold Medalist Jamie Gray Addresses Hometown Crowd
Gold medalist and Cedar Crest High School graduate Jamie Gray greets the crowd gathered at her "welcome home" ceremony in Lebanon following the London Olympics. Gray won the top prize for the women's 50 meter rifle, 3 positions competition.
Central PA MAKERS: Susan Byrnes
witf's Beyond the Bio profile of Sysan Byrnes, founder of the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center in York, PA.
Central PA MAKERS: "Auntie" Anne Beiler
Interview with "Auntie" Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Central PA MAKERS: Susan Eckert
Eckert reflects on her time with the United Way of Lancaster County Susan Eckert, is stepping down after leading the nonprofit for 25 years. Eckert had originally planned to pursue a career in education, an area that attracted much of her attention during her tenure at the United Way of Lancaster County.
Central PA MAKERS: Janice Balmer: Motivation for success
Janice Balmer shares her secrets to reaching your health goal.
Central PA MAKERS: Anne Alaniz, DO--There's hope for any stage of the cancer journey
Anne Alaniz, DO,is a Gynecologic Oncology Fellow at WellSpan Health. She admits that at the beginning of her rotation, that she was worried that this would be very depressing. But, when she met mothers and daughters who faced cancer, she could then put a face to the disease, and saw that there was a lot more to it than she thought. She learns from the strength and character of these women and finds that her job is rewarding, not depressing as she once thought it would be. She can see a patient's eyes light up when she says, "There's something we can do for you." She is hopeful that she can help these women realize that cancer is not a death sentence, and that they can live a long and healthy life after cancer. And, she says it's rewarding to help people realize that there's hope for any stage of the cancer journey.
Central PA MAKERS: Dutchland Derby Rollers: Building strength & confidence as a team
The all-female Dutchland Derby Rollers in Lancaster, PA taught us about how roller derby is more than just a sport. It's about building strength, confidence, better health and friendship together as a team.
Central PA MAKERS: "The War Stories" Margaret Elmer
Central PA MAKERS: "The War Stories" Mae Graybill
Central PA MAKERS: "The War Stories" Pat McIntyre
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