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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Harassing Catcalls Transformed Into Provocative Needlepoint

October 17, 2014 by

We’re big fans of cross-stich and embroidery. We particularly love it when the traditional techniques are paired with bold, modern statements like Brooklyn artist Elana Adler is doing with her You Are My Duchess collection. The samplers represent the many harassing catcalls the artist has heard while living in New York. ... [Read More]

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Meet The 9 Women Named National Book Awards Finalists

October 16, 2014 by

The 20 finalists for this year’s National Book Awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature were announced yesterday. Many regard the National Book Awards as the most prestigious literary prize, and equally, if not more influential than the Pulitzer! This illustrious group of finalists includes some of the most critically ... [Read More]

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WYSK Angela Dee Named 2014 Agent Of Change By Huff Post Women

October 16, 2014 by

Back in June, we very proudly introduced you to British born actor/writer Angela Dee, the creative force behind Rack & Ruin, a binge-worthy web comedy series that made its streaming debut this summer on WYSKTV, the entertainment programming arm of Women You Should Know. Today, Huff Post Women aptly declared this very talented WYSK an Agent of Change ... [Read More]

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Caffeinated Hand Job: Espresso When You Want It, Wherever You Are

October 16, 2014 by

The dark body. The rich flavor. The distinct aroma. The luscious crema. The delightful buzz. If you're one of those people who can't go without your daily espresso, now you can have it exactly when you want it, wherever you are - no cafe, no barista required - thanks to the Minipresso, a new hand powered portable espresso machine. Imagine you're scaling ... [Read More]

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

October 15, 2014 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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Germaphobes Be Warned… Survey Reveals Hand Washing Habits Of Men & Women In Public Restrooms

October 15, 2014 by

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Picture this... you’re in a public restroom and spot someone come out of a stall and head straight to the exit without washing her hands, as she palms the doorknob you're just about to grab next. Mouth agape in utter disbelief, you summon your internal voice to silently cry out, “GROSS!!!” Sound familiar? Well, based on the results of ... [Read More]

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Paula Abdul Urges You To #CheckYourself In Fun Breast Cancer Awareness Dance Video

Paula Abdul Urges You To #CheckYourself In Fun Dance Video For Breast Cancer Awareness

October 15, 2014 by

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Avon Foundation for Women has partnered with Paula Abdul to launch this fun dance video and kicky tune with an important message… #CheckYourself “This campaign is very personal for me,” said Paula Abdul an Avon Global Ambassador. ... [Read More]

10 Year Old CEO Of My Eco Lips Changes The Lip Balm Business… Forever

10 Year Old CEO Of My Eco Lips Changes The Lip Balm Business… Forever

October 14, 2014 by

Chloey Shriver comes from a long line of entrepreneurial "lip balmers," so it’s no wonder that at just 10 years old she’s already rockin’ the corner office as CEO of her family's Eco Lips business. But make no mistake about it, Chloey fully earned her impressive title, which her dad previously held, since she’s the one who came up with the company's newest ... [Read More]