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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.

Happy 98th Birthday To The Brilliant NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Happy 98th Birthday To The Brilliant NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

August 26, 2016 by

“2000 steps. 120 miles. 5 honorary degrees.” These are just some of the numbers that have defined the brilliant and trailblazing Katherine Johnson’s legacy. Katherine is the NASA mathematician who served as the brains behind one of the greatest space missions in US history: ... [Read More]

As She Preps For Rio, Meet  Tatyana McFadden – Paralympic Superstar, Advocate For Inclusion

As She Preps For Rio, Meet Tatyana McFadden – Paralympic Superstar, Advocate For Inclusion

August 25, 2016 by

In just 13 days, roughly 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries will compete in 528 medal events in 22 different sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (September 7–18). Among them will be 12-time Paralympic medalist (3 gold), 14-time world champion, and advocate for inclusion, Team USA Paralympic Wheelchair ... [Read More]

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

August 24, 2016 by

The new documentary Audrie & Daisy follows the stories of Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, two high school girls from different cities who were sexually assaulted by boys they considered to be friends. Subsequently, the girls were both bullied online and constantly taunted at school. ... [Read More]

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The Velara Warriors, New Female Action Figures For Girls And Boys

August 23, 2016 by

Determined to inspire both girls and boys with strong and powerful role models, sisters Roobini and Trisshala Sittampalam are on a mission to close the gender gap in the toy aisle with their new line of female action figures, the Velara Warriors. The sisters were first inspired to create Velara Warriors after Trisshala went looking for a Rey action figure, ... [Read More]

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L.M. Montgomery’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ (1908) Being Adapted For 2017 Netflix Series

August 23, 2016 by

In 1905, Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 – 1942) wrote her first novel, Anne of Green Gables, and received rejections from every publisher to whom she sent it. So she put her manuscript "away in a hat box" and there it sat until 1907, when she dusted it off and decided to have another go at getting ... [Read More]

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Mamma’s Liquid Love… Jewelry Made With Breast Milk

August 18, 2016 by

Ann Marie Sharoupim is a pharmacist who also creates and sells one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with breast milk. It was Ann Marie’s own breastfeeding journey that inspired her to start her jewelry endeavor Mamma's Liquid Love. With her first child Rebecca, Ann Marie struggled to produce her own breast milk. "It took me ... [Read More]

Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

Bad Romance – Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

August 18, 2016 by

96 years ago today, on August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified. Six days later, on August 26, it was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, giving American women the right to vote after a seventy-two year battle. The driving force and lead strategist behind the influential 1910s suffrage campaigns that brought ... [Read More]

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The USA Cycling Pro Road Tour Has Only One Woman Mechanic… Her Name Is Andrea Smith

August 18, 2016 by

On the USA Cycling professional road tour there is only one woman mechanic. Her name is Andrea Smith and she is the head mechanic for Team Colavita-Bianchi. She joined the U.S. top-ranked team in 2014 when owner John Profaci put together an all-women staff to run the all-women team. ... [Read More]

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