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.

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Love Your Lines Encourages Women To Celebrate Their Stretch Marks

August 20, 2014 by

Earlier this week, two moms launched the Love Your Lines Instagram account, to encourage women to post photos of their stretch marks to celebrate what their bodies actually look like. The idea came from a conversation the friends were having about how their bodies had changed after childbirth. Approximately 80 percent of Americans have stretch marks, ... [Read More]

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A One In 8.4 Million Chance Meeting Between A Young Woman With A Dream And A Pioneering Female Firefighter

August 20, 2014 by

To toast the three year anniversary of our founders meeting WYSK Brenda Berkman, who became the subject of the very first video profile we premiered on our site, the ladies headed over to the W Hotel for an evening of celebratory cocktails. They never could have predicted what ... [Read More]

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Emily Calandrelli Shows Off Coolest Aspects Of Space In New FOX Series For Teens

August 19, 2014 by

Emily Calandrelli, a 27-year-old astronautics expert, has been named host of “Xploration Outer Space,” a new syndicated series set to air on FOX-owned stations beginning in September. Its goal is to show off the coolest aspects of space and science to high school aged teens. As the show's host, Emily will take viewers on a fascinating journey to the outer reaches ... [Read More]

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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Bravely Announces HPV Diagnosis On Twitter

August 19, 2014 by

This past Sunday, Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Speaker of the New York City Council, took to Twitter to make a major announcement about a very personal issue. Putting politics aside, she was focused on health... her health, specifically. The 45 year old Speaker was recently diagnosed with a high risk strain of HPV and decided to go ... [Read More]

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Women Of The Mountain: Stories Of Six Women Rising Above

August 19, 2014 by

Women of the Mountain is a feature-length documentary told through the narratives of six women: three who run the world’s longest ultra-marathons through the world’s highest mountain ranges, and three who live in those rugged terrains. From the Himalayas to the Alps to the Sierra Nevada, this film tells the stories of resilient women ... [Read More]

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The Indie Chicks: Raising Awareness And Spreading Self-Empowerment To Women

August 18, 2014 by

Tired of the condescending messages they were being fed by mainstream media, Chiara Mazzucco, Julie Zantopoulos and Chrystal Rose, joined forces and launched The Indie Chicks, a print and online magazine with a message of self-empowerment. “The Indie Chick is everything that mainstream media for women is not.” ... [Read More]

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Princesses Weep As Guy Proposes To Gaston At Disney World, Ends Up With…

August 18, 2014 by

"So I brought an engagement ring to Disney World and proposed to my favorite Disney Princesses." That’s what Blaine Gibson, a content creator from Texas, Tweeted on July 20th. During his visit to the happiest place on earth, he got down on bended knee for a bevvy of Princesses including Ariel, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jasmine. ... [Read More]

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Breastfeeding Moms Welcome

August 15, 2014 by

Breastfeeding in public continues to be a very divisive topic. Even in 2014, women are continually ostracized from businesses and restaurants for doing what comes naturally. So, when WYSK Timna Understein shared this photo with us, we were beyond excited to finally see a business invite and warmly welcome breastfeeding moms in. ... [Read More]