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WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW is an editorial site and community all about dynamic women… our drive and passion, our interesting stories and professional talents, what we care about, what we consume and how we live.

We’re here to shine a spotlight on women who are making things happen in their world. They have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. And they may just inspire you to change the course of your own life.

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What’s the Deal With the Women’s Equality Party?

October 23, 2014 by

By Susan McPherson - It’s pretty easy to feel demoralized about the state of women’s rights these days. Between #GamerGate, the Ray Rice incident, a persistent gender pay gap (77 cents for every dollar), and the Hobby Lobby decision, 2014 has not exactly been kind to the gender equality movement. It’s more vital than ever for supporters of equal rights to ensure that elected officials understand the ... [Read More]

NFL Players Are Saying NO MORE To Domestic Violence In New PSA

NFL Players Are Saying NO MORE To Domestic Violence In New PSA

October 23, 2014 by

Starting tonight, a public service announcement for a new campaign against domestic violence and sexual assault is set to air during NFL broadcasts. Nearly two dozen men of the NFL use their voices to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault. The PSA was directed by Law and Order actress Mariska Hargitay ... [Read More]

Meet Dorothy… Just Tap Your Heels Together Three Times And She’ll Make Your Phone Do Cool Stuff

Digital Dorothy… Just Tap Your Heels Together Three Times And She’ll Make Your Phone Do Cool Stuff

October 23, 2014 by

Have you ever been stuck in an awkward situation, praying your phone would ring so you could politely extract yourself? Of course you have. That’s why a team of creative inventors at iStrategyLabs made Dorothy, part physical device (a.k.a. "Ruby") and part mobile App that work together to "make any dumb shoe smart." ... [Read More]

Chevrolet Celebrates Mo’ne Davis With Spike Lee Written/Directed “Throw Like A Girl”

Chevrolet Celebrates Mo’ne Davis With Spike Lee Written/Directed “Throw Like A Girl”

October 23, 2014 by

"If 'throwing like a girl' means a 70 MPH fastball, then maybe it’s the coolest thing a kid can do." Chevrolet just officially entered the girl empowerment arena with the release of a new documentary (and a new commercial), written and directed by filmmaker Spike Lee, that celebrates 13 year old baseball phenom Mo’ne Davis. ... [Read More]

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Courtney Church Discovers The Formula For Nerd-Chic With Periodically Inspired Brand

October 22, 2014 by

It was a cold Rhode Island winter in 2010 that led Courtney Church to start scanning the Periodic Table of Elements. She wasn’t looking to bone up on her chem savvy; she just had the sudden urge to try to create words and phrases using the one and two-letter abbreviations of the elements’ names. Little did she know, this fun pastime would soon ... [Read More]

Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” Is Reborn Thanks To Italy’s Singing Nun Sister Cristina Scuccia

Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” Is Reborn Thanks To Italy’s Singing Nun Sister Cristina Scuccia

October 22, 2014 by

Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25 year old, Sicilian native and Ursuline nun, made headlines in June when she won the 2014 season of Italy's version of "The Voice" after wowing audiences, week after week, with her stripped down versions of 80s pop songs, while dressed in her conservative habit. This week, the gifted singing nun is back ... [Read More]

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Lord Of The Rings: British Designer Creates Literary Jewels From Pages Of Used Books

October 21, 2014 by

When British designer Jeremy May and his wife were celebrating their first wedding anniversary - the paper anniversary - he wanted to give her something really special. So he got to work making her a laminated paper ring using the pages of her favorite book. The result was an extraordinary piece of jewelry that subsequently ... [Read More]

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Rosies Workwear: Designed For Women Getting The Job Done

October 21, 2014 by

In the spirit of Rosie the Riveter, more women are saying, "yes we can" when it comes to careers in auto maintenance, construction, ranching and farming. It’s with the same determination that WYSK Sharon Moore founded Rosies Workwear, a collection of overalls and coveralls to help outfit and protect women as they pursue their passions. ... [Read More]