About WYSK

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.


Star Wars Loving Girl Gets A Chewbacca-Barbie Birthday Cake, And It’s Everything!

November 27, 2015 by

Earlier this fall we shared an awesome Hulk Princess Cake made by a mom for her twin girls. The cake was amazing and by far, one of the coolest we had ever seen… that was until this Chewbacca-Barbie cake came on the scene. When Reddit user Jamie’s 3-year-old daughter Sophie requested a Star Wars ... [Read More]


HappyToBleed: Women In India Respond Temple Leader’s Comment Regarding Women’s Menstruation

November 27, 2015 by

Last week Prayar Gopalakrishnan, the newly appointed leader of Hindu Temples in Kerala, India, said that he would only allow women to enter the Sabrimala Templeone (one of the most ancient and prominent temples in the country) if a machine is invented to detect “purity.” ... [Read More]


Latin Grammy Nominated “Mariachi Flor de Toloache” Are Creating A Sound All Their Own

November 27, 2015 by

Mireya I. Ramos, violinist, vocalist, composer and arranger, was born into a family of musicians. Her father sang mariachi and she grew up with a deep love for the classic Mexican music. When she decided she wanted to play mariachi, she noticed there weren’t many women performing, ... [Read More]


Traveling Over The River And Through The Wood This Holiday? You Should Know Lydia Maria Child

November 25, 2015 by

Approximately 42 million Americans are expected to take a road trip this Thanksgiving. So if you're one of them and plan to go "over the river and through the wood" to anyone's house tomorrow, you should know that this famed line was originally written in 1844 as part of a Thanksgiving Day poem, not a Christmas ... [Read More]


Organic Tea, An Apple Watch, A Fedora… Alice In Wonderland Illustrated For 2015

November 25, 2015 by

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) was published 150 years ago, in 1865. While it remains a timeless tale of one curious girl's tumble down the rabbit hole into an absurd and magical world filled with a curious cast of colorful characters, Mashable illustrator ... [Read More]


Giving Thanks To Sarah Hale For Crusading To Make Thanksgiving Day A National Holiday

November 25, 2015 by

"Let us consecrate the day to benevolence of action, by sending good gifts to the poor, and doing those deeds of charity that will, for one day, make every American home the place of plenty and of rejoicing." Sarah Hale (1788 - 1879), a dedicated advocate for women’s education and economic independence (though she strangely ... [Read More]


Flight Of The Lady Hawk: All-Women Air Force Crew Broke Military Flight Record

November 24, 2015 by

This month marks the first anniversary of Lady Hawk Day in the city of Grand Forks, ND. Mayor Mike Brown established the day in recognition of the “Flight of the Lady Hawk,” the longest flight without air refueling on record for a military aircraft, led by an all-women team. The idea for the record-breaking flight came from 348th ... [Read More]


Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up Featuring Four Pioneering Chefs

November 24, 2015 by

Thanksgiving... the 48 hour countdown is officially on. So if you're in charge of the feast or contributing to one, and are still in need of some culinary inspiration, we thought we'd give you a WYSKy hand by sharing this recap of a special series we ran in 2011. Every day of Thanksgiving week that year - our launch year - we celebrated a few of our favorite, pioneering ... [Read More]