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.

ESPN’s Hannah Storm: “What Exactly Does The NFL Stand For?”

ESPN’s Hannah Storm: “What Exactly Does The NFL Stand For?”

September 15, 2014 by

Hannah Storm delivered this powerful segment on ESPN yesterday morning summing up the horrific past week for the NFL. "Fighting back tears, she spoke about how her excitement for the football season was destroyed Monday morning with the release of the Ray Rice video, and everything that came after it. She discussed the unanswerable ... [Read More]

Requesting a taxi from a cell phone

SheTaxis: Cabs Exclusively For Women Passengers, Driven By Women Roll Into NYC

September 15, 2014 by

Starting tomorrow, September 16, if you are a woman in need of a taxi in New York City, Westchester County or Long Island, there’s a new livery service app launching just for you. Think Uber, but for women passengers only, and a fleet of cars with women in the driver’s seat wearing pink scarves. The New York Times reported, ... [Read More]


Alice Stebbins Wells: Meet The First Woman Police Officer With Arrest Powers In The U.S.

September 12, 2014 by

In 1909, seasoned Los Angeles social worker Alice Stebbins Wells (b. June 13, 1873) petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council to adopt an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman. According to one historian, she argued that society was changing, and reasoned that "children and abused and sexually ... [Read More]

A Tribute To New York City On September 11, 2013 [VIDEO]

A Tribute To New York City On September 11, 2014 [VIDEO]

September 11, 2014 by

Today we want to celebrate the beauty of New York, a city and a people that have always shown their strength and resilience... even on the darkest days. The 9/11 tribute at the end is a beautifully, poetic and reflective moment for this 13th anniversary. "New York City Time Lapse" video by and courtesy of Blueglaze LLC ... [Read More]

Too Young To Drink

Too Young To Drink… Powerful FASD Awareness Campaign Shows Baby Immersed In Alcohol

September 10, 2014 by

Yesterday, September 9, the 9th day of the 9th month, at 9:09am, on the occasion of the International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day, the EUFASD (European FASD Alliance) launched #TooYoungToDrink, a provocative, international campaign designed to raise awareness of the risks of FASD ... [Read More]


Breastgate: 8 Images Anyone Can See On Facebook… But The 1 They Won’t Let Us Post

September 10, 2014 by

Yesterday, we ran an inspired story about photographer Laura Dodsworth’s art and social project, Bare Reality, which showcases 100 un-airbrushed photographs of women’s breasts and explores how the participants feel about their breasts. As with all of our stories, we posted this piece to our Facebook page, ... [Read More]

Krystal Cantu May Have Lost Her Arm, But That Hasn’t Stopped Her From Kicking Butt In CrossFit

Krystal Cantu May Have Lost Her Arm, But That Hasn’t Stopped Her From Kicking Butt In CrossFit

September 10, 2014 by

Krystal Cantu, of San Antonio, TX, was training for her first ever CrossFit competition when she and her boyfriend were in a car accident that resulted in Krystal having her right arm amputated. Competitive all her life, she couldn’t imagine giving up her passion of CrossFit, a notoriously ... [Read More]

Alienation lead

Disconcerting Beauty: Photographer Creates ALIENATION With Creepy Upside Down Portrait Series

September 9, 2014 by

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer Working from this concept, Cape Town based photographer Anelia Loubser shot a series of rather unusual portraits using creative tactics intended to challenge the viewer to refocus and see something totally unexpected. ... [Read More]