Unilever's Simple brand, Makers kick off search for 'Next Makers'


NEW YORK — Unilever’s Simple facial skin care brand has teamed up with Makers, a multiplatinum video experience from AOL and PBS that honors trailblazing women, to launch a nationwide search to find women in local communities who will become recognized as “Next Makers.”

For the next several weeks, the public may nominate themselves or women in their own lives who have made a remarkable impact at a local level, are viewed as role models and inspire people around them to take action.

Candidates for Next Makers will be considered based on accomplishments large and small, as well as their leadership, activism and positive social impact. Six women from across the country will ultimately be selected to tell their stories in short videos that will appear on Makers.com, alongside videos from Supreme Court justices, secretaries of state and CEOs, as well as athletes, activists and entertainers.

Simple will join Makers in saluting these women by awarding each Next Maker with a $10,000 grant. The Next Makers will be flown to New York City to attend a dinner hosted by Makers and Simple and film their stories with the Makers filmmaking team.

“We are proud to present Next Makers to celebrate women whose authenticity, ideals and pioneering spirit inspire others every day,” stated Alison Clark, director of skin care for Unilever U.S. “Simple is a new kind of facial skin care committed to educating women that great skin care is inherently connected to overall healthy lifestyle — nurturing the physical and the emotional. This partnership celebrates the women whose physical, intellectual and emotional strength have opened doors, opened minds and inspired change.”

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