First African American Woman Promoted To The Rank Of FDNY Fire Lieutenant In 12 Years

Tracey Lewis has proudly served for 17 years and will be the second ever African American woman firefighter to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the FDNY’s history.

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Women Of The World, A Random Man Has Life Changing Advice… Smile

A brilliant video about one of our favorite topics!

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History In Pink: 17 Year Old’s Mission To Unite A New Generation Of Female Leaders

Mary Dwyer, a high school senior, is building an empowering new site with an important mission.

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She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

“By showcasing these role models, we hope that young women will aspire to become entrepreneurs and consider careers in tech.”

She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

White House Launches “It’s On Us,” A Public Awareness Campaign to Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

White House Launches “It’s On Us,” A Public Awareness Campaign to Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

September 19, 2014 by

This morning, President Obama and Vice President Biden kicked off the campaign It’s On Us, a public awareness campaign to help prevent campus sexual assault. The initiative seeks to engage college students nationwide with the message that it’s everyone’s responsibility to create ... [Read More]

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Artist Resurrects Xena Warrior Princess To Show Girls A Female Hero That Kicks Ass

September 19, 2014 by

From September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001, viewers around the world were captivated by Xena: Warrior Princess, a TV series about Xena (played by Lucy Lawless), a once infamous warrior turned formidable defender of the innocent and champion of the greater good. NIA, a now 18 year old graphic designer by trade and talented ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Amperage 101… How To Avoid Overloading A Circuit Breaker

September 19, 2014 by

"Norma - I'm going to be moving into a new apartment with semi old wiring. There are three walls each with several plug-in outlets on the same breaker. Plug too much stuff in and it overloads the breaker. Is the easy fix just giving some of those outlets their own breaker or is it a larger issue?" ... [Read More]

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Supporting Girls’ Sports Nationwide Brings Equal Opportunities To Play And Excel

September 18, 2014 by

By Diana Lustig - Currently, there are nearly 3.67 million girls competing in high school sports in our nation. This is a staggering jump from the 250,000 girls that were participating forty years ago. As Deputy Director of Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) for the New York City Department of Education, one of my main responsibilities ... [Read More]

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A Feminist Comic On The Double Standards Women Face

September 18, 2014 by

For Katarzyna Babis, an art student living in Lublin, Poland, feminism is about women being free to make their own choices, without societal judgments. She created this comic to show some of the criticisms and double standards that women face in their daily lives about the way they dress or the life choices that they make. ... [Read More]

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No Act Of Kindness Is Too Small

September 18, 2014 by

Some morning inspiration and a small reminder of how a simple act of kindness can go a long way. This came to us via WYSK reader Madeline… “I was standing in line at Starbucks when I turned to the pretty lady next to me and said, ‘your hair is sooo pretty.’ She said, ‘you just made me so happy, because I went through chemo and lost almost all of my hair, ... [Read More]

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Female Medical Inventor Creates Tiny Technologies To Tackle Big Health Issues; Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 17, 2014 by

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, a biomedical engineer, professor at MIT, doctor, scientist, and multidimensional inventor, has been awarded the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for jaw dropping abilities that our brains cannot even begin to fathom. For one, she's applying miniaturization to ... [Read More]

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10 Intriguing Female Revolutionaries You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

September 17, 2014 by

By Kathleen Harris - We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are ... [Read More]