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.


The Magic Of Disney Princesses & Villains Now Available For Adult Women

July 30, 2014 by

We’ve seen women’s Disney apparel before. Traditionally, you can find popular characters gracing the front of t-shirts, pj’s or other innocuous styles. And on the flip side, there’s no shortage of “sexy” costumes available to those women wanting to fulfill a different kind of “fantasy.” Now, with the sort of magic dust found only at the Kingdom ... [Read More]


Cheesecake: How An Ancient Dessert Came To Be A Modern Metaphor For Alluring Women

July 30, 2014 by

Today is National Cheesecake Day, a designated 24 hours in which to celebrate a decadent dessert whose origins date back to ancient Greece (not 1950s Brooklyn - think Junior’s - as some might assume). Inspired by the "holiday," we decided to dig in to the rich, creamy confection’s history to find out when and how the term ... [Read More]

Bittersweet: Watch As Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate For The Very First Time

Bittersweet: Watch As Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate For The Very First Time

July 30, 2014 by

Africa's Ivory Coast is the world's largest exporter of cocoa beans… the main ingredient of chocolate. While Westerners and Europeans have the luxury of enjoying chocolate, the hardworking Ivory Coast farmers, which include child laborers, don’t. They grow and harvest the cocoa beans, and very often can’t make ... [Read More]

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July 29th Was A Good Day For Trailblazing Women To Be Born

July 29, 2014 by

Meet Diana, Mary, Nancy and Elizabeth... four women who all share the same birthday and the same pioneering spirit. ... [Read More]

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All-Gender Signs Coming To A Restroom Near You

July 29, 2014 by

There’s a new trend taking hold on campuses nationwide. Just this past week, Northwestern University announced the addition of two new gender-neutral or “all-gender” restrooms to their campus, coming this fall. The school is the latest to join many other institutions, including Illinois State University, University of Massachusetts, Barnard and UC Davis, in advocating for ... [Read More]


Buy A ManServant, Feel Like A Queen: New Service Lets Women Hire Men To Pamper Them

July 29, 2014 by

Prediction: the streets of San Francisco will be flowing with vomit on September 1st as truly empowered females collectively upchuck when a new service goes live that allows women to temporarily enslave men, actual human beings, to be their beck-and-call boys for a cost of $80/hr to $300/day. Shamelessly called ManServants and ... [Read More]

Changing The World, One Sandwich At A Time

July 28, 2014 by

Erin Dinan wanted to change the world, but wasn’t sure what she, as one person, could possibly do to make a difference. It was a simple sandwich and a chance encounter with a homeless man that gave her the clarity and inspiration she needed, and her nonprofit, One Sandwich at a Time was born. The mission of the organization is to “create a global understanding and empathy for the homeless population by ... [Read More]

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Leatherdos… The MacGyver-esque Hair Clip That Doubles As A Wrench, A Screwdriver And So Much More

July 28, 2014 by

Remember how MacGyver was always able to get himself out of a life or death jam using random, ordinary items like duct tape, a paperclip, and a stick of chewing gum? Well, we’re pretty sure TV’s most resourceful secret agent (1985 - 1992) would trade his trusty Swiss Army Knife ... [Read More]