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.

Modern_Suffragette

Modern Suffragette: Illustrator Creates Women’s March Art To Benefit Planned Parenthood

January 24, 2017 by

Meet Meridth McKean Gimbel, woman, survivor, and children's book illustrator. Inspired by the mission and message of the Women’s March, she created this illustration, which she calls ‘Modern Suffragette’, "in solidarity with the marchers while reflecting back on the movement for universal suffrage that has ... [Read More]

radical_monarchs

The Radical Monarchs: New Docu-Short On The Youth Group For Activist Girls Of Color

January 18, 2017 by

“Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of color.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland, CA based group dedicated to creating opportunities for young girls of color “to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically ... [Read More]

A First Look At ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series

A First Look At ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Series

January 10, 2017 by

When we first heard last spring that Hulu was creating a new series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, we could hardly wait to get a sneak peek. The wait is finally over, as they’ve just posted s teaser trailer.  If you aren’t familiar with the award-winning book, here’s a brief synopsis: The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian ... [Read More]

grandma_eileen_100

On Her 100th Birthday, Grandma Eileen Wants Everyone To Know How To Talk To “Old People”

January 10, 2017 by

click on image to play video Last year, on her 99th birthday, we introduced you to an infinitely wise, witty and inspiring woman who stole our hearts and made us cry with laughter. Born January 10 in 1917, Grandma Eileen (as she’s affectionately known by all) has lived through every world event and history making moment ... [Read More]

street_gg_2017

Watch: Meryl Streep Uses Her Voice In A Most Powerful Way At The Golden Globes

January 9, 2017 by

click on image to play video "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose." As the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night’s 2017 Golden Globes, Meryl Streep, despite having lost her voice, took her moment to use it to deliver this powerful speech on "Hollywood, foreigners, and the press", ... [Read More]

collage

‘Rise’ For Women’s Equality: A National Minute Of Silence Planned For January 21, 2017

January 6, 2017 by

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, there are women’s marches and rallies planned in all 50 states. To inspire and mobilize in a symbolic action on behalf of the rights of women and girls, BETTY band member Alyson Palmer along with Gloria Steinem and others, have created the new initiative [email protected] At 1:00pm Eastern Time ... [Read More]

Watch: World’s Oldest Yogi, Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, Shares Her Powerfully Positive Wisdom

Watch: World’s Oldest Yogi, Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, Shares Her Powerfully Positive Wisdom

January 6, 2017 by

In March 2013, we introduced you to then 94-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch, a yoga master, competitive ballroom dancer, and one of the most inspiring women we have ever had the privilege to profile. At age 96, Tao wowed national TV audiences when she competed on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent with and her 26-year-old ... [Read More]

Filmmaker Gloria Morán Wants To #ChangeTheNarrative With Powerful “Boys Will Be Boys” PSA

Filmmaker Gloria Morán Wants To Change The Narrative With Powerful “Boys Will Be Boys” PSA

January 5, 2017 by

Through her new PSA titled "Boys Will Be Boys", award-winning filmmaker Gloria Morán casts a giant spotlight on the gender roles that are often dictated at home, and the profound impact they can have on boys and girls. The powerful narrative, written with Kimberly Bautista, allows the viewer to listen in on the thoughts ... [Read More]

NAVIGATE