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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.

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Get Your Brave On… An Open Invitation For Young Women To Train Like A Firefighter In NYC

July 28, 2016 by

For several years, United Women Firefighters, a group of women firefighters working in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), has partnered with New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) to provide a specialized training program for any woman interested in being a firefighter in the FDNY. To celebrate the impact it’s ... [Read More]

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10 Things You May Not Know About Beatrix Potter

July 28, 2016 by

Beloved writer, illustrator and conservationist Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. Growing up in an affluent family afforded Beatrix a privileged childhood spent cultivating a passion for art and nature. As a young girl, Beatrix enjoyed sketching animals and later invented stories that combined her love for both animals ... [Read More]

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Women In Space: A Few Things About Those Who Helped The Men Get There

July 28, 2016 by

Last week was the 47th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. To celebrate this historic moment, our friends at I Fucking Love Science put together this great video of a “few things you might not have known about the women who helped the men get there.” "An enormous number of women made huge contributions to the development ... [Read More]

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From Where I Stand: Lucy Nduati On Being A Female Police Officer In Kenya

July 26, 2016 by

From Where I Stand is a powerful, new editorial series from UN Women that is capturing the unique stories of women and girls around the world. With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States last September, UN Women is taking a look at how women are ... [Read More]

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Combining Breastfeeding With Snark Makes For One “Very Crafty” 6 Panel Comic

July 26, 2016 by

An oldie, but a great-ie, you should know 'Very Crafty,' this 6 panel comic by writer and artist Heather Cushman-Dowdee, the creator of Hathor the Cowgoddess and Mama Is, comics about breastfeeding, homebirthing, attachment parenting and motherhood. "The combination of breastfeeding, snarky response, and craft" inspired a whole lot of people (including us) ... [Read More]

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Holy Hera! 4 Different Wonder Woman Forever Stamps To Be Issued This October

July 26, 2016 by

Snail mail is about to get super powered! In the latest round of exciting Wonder Woman news to come out of San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, the U.S. Postal Service, in partnership with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, previewed four Forever stamps that commemorate the 75th anniversary of one of the ... [Read More]

The Street Librarian: Laura Moulton Brings Books To People Living Outside

The Street Librarian: Laura Moulton Brings Books To People Living Outside

July 25, 2016 by

Founded in 2011, Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. Laura Moulton, a writer, artist and adjunct professor at Marylhurst University and Lewis & Clark Colleges, started the project because "everyone should have the right to read, no matter if you have a home address ... [Read More]

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Let’s Make The Proposed Women Of NASA Lego Set A Reality!

July 25, 2016 by

In August 2014 LEGO released the Research Institute, a set of female scientists, which included designs that were submitted to the LEGO Ideas contest by geochemist Dr. Ellen Kooijam. The response was overwhelming, and the set sold out, several times. Since then, we've seen the company include other women in STEM and non-traditional fields in their minifig offerings ... [Read More]

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