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MAKERS: Season Two: Women In Business

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, whose provocative book, "Lean In," ignited a national conversation about women, feminism and equality in the workplace.
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Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, whose provocative book, "Lean In," ignited a national conversation about women, feminism and equality in the workplace.

Airs Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Sallie Krawcheck, Wall Street powerhouse and current owner of the global networking platform for women, 85 Broads.
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Sallie Krawcheck, Wall Street powerhouse and current owner of the global networking platform for women, 85 Broads.
Lulu Chow Wang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tupelo Capital Management, L.L.C.
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Lulu Chow Wang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tupelo Capital Management, L.L.C.
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
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Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo

Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Each program will profile prominent women and relate their struggles, triumphs and contributions as they reshaped and transformed the landscape of their chosen vocations.

Episode Five: "Women In Business" airs Tuesday, October 28 at 9 p.m. - Hear about the exceptional women — past and present — who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course of 50 years, have proven — on Wall Street, in corporate America or business empires of their own — that a woman’s place is wherever she believes it to be.

Some of the featured business leaders include Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox and the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company; Sallie Krawcheck, Wall Street powerhouse and current owner of the global networking platform for women, 85 Broads; Cathy Hughes, radio and television personality and the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation; lifestyle mogul and business magnate Martha Stewart; and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, whose provocative book, "Lean In," ignited a national conversation about women, feminism and equality in the workplace.

UP NEXT:

Episode Six: "Women In Politics" airs Tuesday, November 4 at 9 p.m.

Visit the MAKERS project official website for the largest video collection of women's stories. MAKERS is on Facebook, Google +, tumblr, Pinterest, and you can follow @MAKERSwomen on Twitter.

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"Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war