Tell Us: Who Are the Women Who Make Suisun City?

And watch "Makers," a landmark documentary featuring compelling stories about the women who have changed America—and the world.

Activists and authors. Diplomats and developers. Journalists and justices.

They’re all women who have blazed trails and shaped the world in which we live. And now they’re telling their stories in Makers: The Women Who Make America, debuting Tuesday, Feb. 26, on PBS.

The women featured in the landmark digital and video initiative from AOL and PBS represent everyday groundbreakers and high-profile pioneers. The documentary examines the movement for equality, and shows how change didn't come easy.

“It never, ever occurred to me that I could be Secretary of State,” says Madeleine Albright.

Who are the women who have lead the way in Suisun City? Who do you look up to as a trailblazer in town? Tell us in the comments section below.

Makers is the “remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.”

In the documentary, feminist Gloria Steinem recalls the start of the women’s movement.

“We thought these injustices were so great, surely if we just explain them to people—[laughing]—they will want to fix them.”

And artist and activist Faith Ringgold offers a realization she discovered early on.

“You can’t sit around waiting for someone else to say you who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it.”

The world premiere broadcast is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Eastern on PBS.

alan February 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM
My vote for most influential woman in Suisun City is City Manager Suzanne Bragdon. I would make her Czar for the next 10 years. She gets it...Pete Sanchez is doesn't.
jan February 25, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Suzanne Bragdon is also on the top 3 of my list. She and her staff are keeping this city afloat in these troubling times. I would also vote for Laura Calderon. A community activist, she is the "compassionate soul" of Suisun City, working tirelessly behind the scenes for the homeless and disadvantaged.
alan February 26, 2013 at 12:09 PM
You mentioned a top 3, we have Ms. Bragdon, Ms. Calderon and who is the third?
Garry Rowe February 26, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Jane Day. 20+ years of service.
jan February 28, 2013 at 10:35 PM
I would include Babs Curless, owner of Babs Delta Diner. She has worked hard for decades at her business and poured tons of tax dollars into our City. Shelly Kontogiannis of the Athenian Grill has also run a thriving downtown business, as well as serving our community in a multitude of ways.


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