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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What Anthony Mackie (aka The Falcon) Says Little Girls Deserve

April 17, 2014 by

Actor Anthony Mackie is currently starring as The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In a recent interview with Geek Dad, he was asked how he feels about being the first African-American superhero. He replied, "It’s cool," and added, "it’s exciting," before moving on to talk about role models for kids. That’s when he brought up the subject of women and girls… he ... [Read More]

“I Touch Myself”, A Breast Cancer Anthem In Tribute To Chrissy Amphlett

“I Touch Myself”, A Breast Cancer Anthem In Tribute To Chrissy Amphlett

April 16, 2014 by

Released in December 1990, the single "I Touch Myself" was the the Australian rock band Divinyls biggest hit. When the Divinyls' frontwoman, Chrissy Amphlett, found out that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last dream, a new vision for the hit song. Originally a groundbreaking celebration of female sexuality, she wanted to make it ... [Read More]

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Cool Dad Sam Farmer Brings Bodywashing, NOT Brainwashing To Teen Personal Care Products Aisle

April 16, 2014 by

John Marcotte is “One Of The Coolest Dads We Know”. So it’s no surprise that he introduced us to another Dad equally deserving of this esteemed WYSK title. Meet Sam Farmer. After an eye opening experience buying deodorant for his adolescent son and daughter, the stay at home Dad went on a mission ... [Read More]

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Photographer Reimagines Classical Paintings Featuring His 6-Year Old Daughter

April 16, 2014 by

Finding inspiration from classical paintings from artists such as Rembrandt, Raphael and Vemeer, Australian portrait photographer Bill Gekas, his wife Nikoleta and daughter Athena have put their family talents together to pay tribute to the old masters. Bill has always had an admiration and respect for the works by old master painters, which ... [Read More]

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As Men Took First Steps On Moon, Cynthia Peterson Made Historic Stride On Earth

April 15, 2014 by

In 1969, as we successfully landed the first men on the moon, Cynthia Peterson was a woman making historic strides of her own on earth. It was the year she joined the UConn faculty as its first female professor in the physics department. After teaching more than 9,000 UConn undergraduates, she’s now celebrating her 45th ... [Read More]

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Top 3 Reasons It Sucks To Be A Female CEO… According To Locket’s Yunha Kim

April 15, 2014 by

In a piece she wrote and shared on Medium, Woman You Should Know Yunha Kim opened with this question, “What is it like to be a female in tech?” As the Founder & CEO of Locket, a tech startup, she’s certainly qualified to answer this question and we LOVE that she did. In her tell-it-like-it-is response she covers ... [Read More]

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LED Press-On Nails… Bright Idea In Nail Art Or Flash In The Pan?

April 15, 2014 by

Just when we thought we had seen it all when it comes to nail art, technology takes it to a new level. Lumi Deco Nails, by the Japanese company Takara Tomy Arts, are a collection of press-on nails with integrated LEDs, for when traditional sparkle and shine just won’t do. The “stickers” come in a variety of colorful designs and with the use of a built in antenna, light up ... [Read More]

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Passover… The Festival, The Symbolism, The Food For Thought

April 14, 2014 by

To our friends celebrating, we wish you a Spring fresh with new promises and a Passover blossoming with joy. For our friends who don't celebrate, did you know... Passover is an eight-day (or 7-day depending on geography) festival celebrated in the early spring. It commemorates the emancipation of the Jews from slavery and their subsequent exodus from ancient Egypt. ... [Read More]