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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.

Labor Of Love, Chapter Two: Discovering A New Passion… After Retirement

Labor Of Love, Chapter Two: Discovering A New Passion… After Retirement

September 1, 2014 by

Woman You Should Know Brenda Berkman was one of the first female firefighters in NYC. Now, as a retired captain, she's one of the last people keeping the art of lithography alive. This pioneering firefighter turned artist, proves that retiring from a career you thoroughly enjoyed doesn’t mean you won’t discover a new labor of love to pursue in the next chapter of your life. ... [Read More]

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ALWAYS FINISH… A Labor Day Poem

September 1, 2014 by

If a task is once begun, Never leave it till it's done. Be the labor great or small, Do it well or not at all. ~ Anonymous ... [Read More]

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We’re Off To The Beach…

August 29, 2014 by

Enjoy the last official beach weekend of summer 2014. See you in September! ... [Read More]

The Most Important “Sexy” Model Video Ever

The Most Important “Sexy” Model Video Ever

August 29, 2014 by

New York City fashion models came prepared to shoot a sexy commercial. Then they were asked to do the impossible... According to NPR, "A [Save The Children] staffer lamented, 'Moms and kids dying is just not a sexy issue.' And from those words a sexy ad was born." Their point: the issues facing mothers and children aren't "sexy," but they deserve everyone's attention. ... [Read More]

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L’Oréal USA Becomes First Company in U.S. to Receive EDGE Gender Equality Certification, But What About #TruthInAds

August 28, 2014 by

Earlier this week, on Women’s Equality Day, mega beauty brand L’Oréal USA announced that it is the first company in the U.S. to be certified with the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for workplace gender equality. ... [Read More]

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14-Year-Old Meghan LaPlante Catches Rare Blue Lobster

August 28, 2014 by

Fourteen-year-old Meghan LaPlante may have one of the coolest summer jobs we’ve heard about. For the last eight years, along with her dad and brother, Meaghan catches lobsters off the coast of Maine and sells them to customers through her home business, Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch. Meghan currently has a student lobstering license ... [Read More]

Carefree Gives Us A More Real Take on Vaginas and Periods

Carefree Gives Us A More Real Take On Periods

August 28, 2014 by

Carefree, the feminine hygiene brand, has released a series of videos promoting its new Australian website, and there’s nothing typical about them. Instead of cringing, we are laughing our asses off! You won’t see any blue liquid or women wearing white bikinis walking down the beach here. There’s no talk about “freshness” or the lack thereof. ... [Read More]

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WE NEED TO TALK: CBS Sports Releases Details On Its First-Ever All-Female National Sports Show

August 27, 2014 by

Two weeks ago, we told you that CBS Sports was launching the first all-female sports talk show in American history. The network released very few details at the time, so the reaction on our Facebook page was a mix of excitement, cautious optimism, and outright criticism, stemming from assumptions of the worst. ... [Read More]