PBS and AOL recently launched ‘MAKERS.com‘, a dynamic digital platform produced by filmmakers Dyllan McGee, Betsy West, and Peter Kunhardt, showcasing hundreds of compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow. This historic video initiative features exclusive access to trailblazing women – both known and unknown. Featured women were selected by the filmmakers in consultation with an expert advisory panel. They are first in their fields, visionary role models, and frontline activists who sparked social change for women. These groundbreakers include: Madeleine Albright, Judy Blume, Carol Burnett, Hillary Clinton, Ellen Degeneres, Maya Lin, Condoleezza Rice, Diane Von Furstenberg as well as up-and-comers like Catapult’s CEO, Heather Fleming.
In her interview Heather discusses the challenges of being a female in the engineering and business world, of working with colleagues in developing nations, her viewpoint on making mistakes, overcoming roadblocks, and her internal conflicts with her own upbringing on the Navajo Nation.
We’re honored to be part of the MAKERS initiative and to have Heather’s story documented and accessible for the rising generation of designers and engineers who want to apply their skills towards positive social change.
If you would like to have Heather speak at your event, please email our general info[at]catapultdesign[dot]org with your request.