STORYTIME

09.03.13

Lisa Leslie Makes Her Mark

WNBA player becomes 200th woman on Makers site.

Every woman—top politicians, activists, your neighbors, the one you just passed on the street—has her own story to tell. Makers, which started in 2012, is a video platform that intends to become the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled. On Women’s Equality Day last week, it marked a milestone: former WNBA player Lisa Leslie became the subject of its 200th video. In 1994 Leslie was named the No. 1 player in women’s college basketball, and in 2002 she was the first player to dunk in the WNBA. Leslie, a four-time Olympic goal medalist and co-owner of the Los Angeles Sparks, says she hopes her video series—along with the other women highlighted in Makers—inspires young women to always keep dreaming.