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MAKERS Adds Three Winning Voices

Apr 4, 2012

Basketball coach Vivian Stringer, civil rights leader Diane Nash and women and girls advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom join the growing gallery of trailblazers this week.

Vivian Stringer is a women's basketball coach and the first coach in NCAA history to lead three different women's programs to the NCAA final four. She's currently the head coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team and boasts one of the best records in the history of women's basketball.

Diane Nash is a prominent voice for human rights. She was actively involved in the civil rights movement and widely recognized for her leadership in the Freedom Rides, a campaign to desegregate interstate bus and rail travel. She later played a major role in the Birmingham desegregation campaign of 1963 and the Selma voting rights campaign of 1995.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, speaker, actress and advocate for women and girls. In 2011, she released Miss Representation, a documentary exploring the relationship between the Western media portrayal of women and their underrepresentation in positions of power and influence. Following the film, she launched, a call-to-action movement helping girls and women reach their full potential.

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