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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Fly It Forward: Women Pilots Introduce Girls To Aviation By Giving Them Their First Flight Experience

December 19, 2014 by

In late 2009, airline transport rated pilot Mireille Goyer was searching for events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first female pilot license earned worldwide by Raymonde de Laroche on March 8, 1910. To her dismay, she found none. Determined to not let this important milestone for women pilots go unrecognized, ... [Read More]

ASMR Challenge: Does Anything Happen To You When You Hear This Woman’s Whispering Voice?

ASMR Challenge: Does Anything Happen To You When You Hear This Woman’s Whispering Voice?

December 19, 2014 by

Meet Maria. She's become a YouTube sensation all because she's a master whisperer. That's right, you heard us... she whispers, and makes other soft sounds that her nearly 350,000 Gentle Whispering subscribers clamor to hear. Why? Because they all experience a phenomenon called ASMR ... [Read More]

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The 81-Year-Old Girl With The Lizard Tattoo… And More Than 50 Others

December 18, 2014 by

For her 75th birthday, Helen Lambin, a retired secretary, celebrated in a most unusual way... she got a tattoo. Now six years and more than 50 tattoos later, the 81-year-old Chicagoan (born in Iowa) credits that decision with changing her life “expansively.” “It radically changed growing older,” Helen remarked. “Because when I talk to these people of all different ages, they ... [Read More]

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Making The World A Better Place, One Love Letter At A Time

December 18, 2014 by

After moving to New York City upon graduating from college, Hannah Brencher found herself grappling with depression and loneliness. She started to write her feelings down in a notebook, when one day those thoughts morphed into an inspirational letter she wrote to a perfect stranger. That letter unexpectedly came ... [Read More]

Maya Angelou: Author, Poet, Dancer, Actress, And Now… Hip-Hop Artist

Maya Angelou: Author, Poet, Dancer, Actress, And Now… Hip-Hop Artist

December 18, 2014 by

Before her death this past May, Dr. Maya Angelou had been working on a unique music project she had been actively involved with over the last seven years. The highly anticipated project, Caged Bird Songs, finally debuted last month. Produced by RoccStarr and Shawn Rivera, the album pairs some of Dr. Angelou’s most famous ... [Read More]

The Final Episode Of Serial… A Parody From Funny Or Die

The Final Episode Of Serial… A Parody From Funny Or Die

December 17, 2014 by

The final episode of "Serial," a weekly podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig that has captivated millions and millions of listeners, airs tomorrow Thursday, December 18. Thanks to Sarah's masterful storytelling of this true and tragic murder mystery, legions fans are anxiously waiting to see how the story will end and what, if any, the conclusion will be. ... [Read More]

Porn For Book Lovers: The Art Of Making A Book

Porn For Book Lovers: The Art Of Making A Book

December 17, 2014 by

Individual letters put together to form words that are connected to make sentences that are then weaved into stories meant to entertain, educate, or inform. Those are the foundations of any book. But in the age of e-readers and internet-everything, it's easy to forget what it once took to physically make one. Aptly described as "porn for book lovers," this beautiful video captures each step of the truly ... [Read More]

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Great Schweddy Balls! The Stocking Stuffer Pitch That Just Earned Our 2014 “Really?” Award

December 17, 2014 by

As a media site, we get pitched every single day by PR people and brands jockeying for editorial coverage. Just this week an email hit our general mailbox that really put the "jock" in jockeying. The subject line read, "Pitch: Need Last Minute (Fun) Christmas Gift ideas?” Hhhmm... do tell. But our initial intrigue turned to utter ... [Read More]