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Women's Empowerment Icons Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pill
Date:5/6/2010

that you set your mind to."

A cornerstone of the campaign is the "Make Your Mark" contest, an online initiative which encourages women to achieve their goals, and provides three women with a chance to win a $5,000 grant.  Contest winners and other select participants will also be photographed by legendary portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz.  Their photos and stories will be showcased in an online collection which will be unveiled later this year. To learn more about the contest, and to join in a dialogue about the remarkable history of the Pill in America, visit www.fiftyyearsofthepill.com.

Visitors to the campaign website can also give others the chance to achieve their dreams by taking the 50th Anniversary Pledge of Empowerment.  For each pledge received (up to 50,000), Bayer will donate $1 to Step Up Women's Network, a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing young women.  

"Fostering dialogue is a focus of our work, and we are honored to be part of this national conversation celebrating women's achievements over time," said Jenni Luke, Executive Director of Step Up Women's Network. "The Pledge of Empowerment program will help us continue to provide women with the education, mentorship and opportunities they need to achieve success over the next 50 years and beyond."

"Bayer HealthCare is proud to be celebrating this medical and cultural landmark," said Stefan Oelrich, Vice President and Genera
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