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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.

Stories From The Heart: Nothing Could Slow Down Lilian Tsi Stielstra… Until Her Stroke

February 24, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Lilian Tsi Stielstra was a couch potato. But at age 46, that changed. Waking on a Saturday in 2010 in her San Francisco home, she recalls feeling tired. She brushed it off as stress from her demanding bank sales job. Walking up the stairs, ... [Read More]

Exclusive: A Few Words From 7-Year-Old Chloe, Who Wrote The Letter To Google That’s Taking Over The Internet

February 23, 2017 by

A few weeks ago 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater, from Hereford, UK, was inspired by her dad Andy to write a letter to Google and share her desire to work for the tech giant when she "is bigger". ... [Read More]

Tampon Talk: 5 UK Students Campaign To Get Free Sanitary Products in Public Bathrooms

February 22, 2017 by

Meet Molly Blackwell, Kelly Thurston, Zoe Taylor, Kyle Austin, and Ida Mua, five Lancaster University (England) students behind a new campaign called Tampon Talk that aims to get free sanitary products in the public bathrooms on their campus and in the local city center. Inspired by a class assignment on social activism, ... [Read More]

Students Film Eye-Opening PSA In Central Park To Help Get First Statue of Real Women Placed There

February 21, 2017 by

Meet Skye Lucas and Ariel Deutsch, two seniors from different NYC high schools, who became fast friends through their mutual interest in feminism, activism, and women’s history. After hearing about the #MonumentalWomen campaign from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, ... [Read More]

5-Year-Old Eva Is Our New Feminist Hero… Watch

February 17, 2017 by

"Girls used to not vote, and then there were these girls who fighted to vote. They were very silly women because they got killed. So it’s very important for girls to vote. Otherwise that will happen again." Meet Eva, a passionate, pint-sized advocate of a woman's right to vote. She's featured in the series 'The Secret Life Of 5 Year Olds' from the Public Service Broadcaster Channel 4, ... [Read More]

Free Screenings Of “Hidden Figures” To Be Held In 14 US Cities To Celebrate Black History Month

February 15, 2017 by

If you have not yet seen (and been inspired by) the 3X Academy Award nominated film "Hidden Figures", starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, now is your chance to see it… for free this Saturday, February 18th, in 14 select cities across the US. The film, which has already reached ... [Read More]

Underage Girls Are Being Sold Online In America… New Documentary Features Mothers Fighting For Justice For Their Daughters

February 14, 2017 by

What if it was your daughter? Child sex trafficking happens "every minute of every day in every city in America" and Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film writer/director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm ... [Read More]

Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

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