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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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Today In Women’s History: Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan

March 3, 2015 by

On March 3, 1887, the lives of two extraordinary women were changed forever when Anne Sullivan, a graduate of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, arrived at the home of the Kellers to work with their blind and deaf child Helen. As soon as Anne began working with the 6-year-old, ... [Read More]

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Makeup Artist Makes Mere Mortals Look Like Legends Leaping Off Pages Of Comic Books

March 3, 2015 by

Over the last three months, Lianne Moseley has catapulted herself from talented makeup artist to genuine badass, compliments of images she posted to social media showcasing her unique talent. Armed with mad skills, and a makeup application technique we liken to a superpower, she's able to transform mere mortals into their ... [Read More]

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In Black And White: Actual Employment Letter From 1939 Reveals Inequality Women Faced

March 3, 2015 by

In the late 1930s, 22-year-old Josephine Calavetta was working for Grant Photo Corporation, managing one of their many portrait photo studios in the New York City area. It was a job she landed right out of high school and she excelled at it, particularly in her role as a photographic colorist. But despite her superior talents and ... [Read More]

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Ride Like A Cowgirl: Chayni Chamberlain Becomes Barrel Racing Legend At Age 9

March 2, 2015 by

Sitting atop her 14-year-old horse "Flo Jo," 9-year-old Chayni Chamberlain accomplished something this past week that most people will never accomplish in a lifetime. Clocking a fast-and-furious time of 13.9 seconds, the third grader became an instant Barrel Racing legend when she took the top spot over 114 qualified entrants, all veteran ... [Read More]

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Rad American Women A-Z: A New Alphabet Book You’ll Want To Own

March 2, 2015 by

Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, is a book for children and their parents, teachers, and cool grown-up friends who like ABCs, social justice and women who just all around rock! ... [Read More]

Watch These Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”… It’s Awesome

Watch These Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”… It’s Awesome

February 27, 2015 by

Nickelodeon partnered with the Because of Them, We Can™ initiative to commemorate Black History Month with kids portraying distinguished African Americans and their inspiring messages. Three PSA's were created and have been running on-air and online throughout the month of February, they include ... [Read More]

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Poem Reimagines Kick-Ass Lives For Six Disney Princesses, Delivers Empowering Moral

February 26, 2015 by

This brilliantly inspired and hilariously clever poem by Inkskinned is all too fitting to share on "Tell A Fairy Tale Day" as it reimagines kick-ass lives for six Disney Princesses, and delivers an empowering moral in the process. i don’t imagine my princesses in the same way others do, either kissing their husband and in marital perfection or ... [Read More]

World’s Slimmest Smartphone Promoted With World’s Dumbest Ad; Gets Banned For Objectifying Women

World’s Slimmest Smartphone Promoted With World’s Dumbest Ad; Gets Banned For Objectifying Women

February 26, 2015 by

This ad for British mobile phone company Kazam got put on our radar after Business Insider reported it "has been banned in the UK on the grounds that it was likely to objectify women." It's intended to promote what the brand is touting as the world's slimmest Smartphone. ... [Read More]