One month ago Clean & Clear debuted a great "Acceptance Speeches" commercial during the MTV VMAs that featured "real" girls vs. cast actors delivering heartfelt declarations of what they accept and like about themselves. Yesterday, Dove released its latest Real Beauty campaign video, which features ... [Read More]
In April 2015, four women from the UK came together to attempt what no one before them has… to become the first in the world to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean.
Calling themselves the Coxless Crew, Laura Penhaul, 31, Natalia Cohen, 40, Isabel Burnham, 30, and Emma Mitchell, 29, ... [Read More]
Last year, we introduced you to then 5-year-old Leanna, a die-hard superhero fan whose kindergarten classmates would tease her, saying “Superheroes are for boys!”, whenever she wore her beloved superhero apparel to school. So her awesome big sister, Adalina, then 7 years old, swooped in to the rescue ... [Read More]
England is leading the way when it comes to marketing sport to women. Last year we featured the This Girl Can campaign, which was developed by Sport England to encourage women to be more active. ... [Read More]
104-year-old Grace Brett is a member of a secret band of “yarnstormers,” who have bombed their town in artful knitting. The guerrilla knitters, who call themselves the Souter Stormers, hit various landmarks in Selkirk, a town in the Scottish Borders Council district in southeastern Scotland, as part of the ... [Read More]
After an open letter Lin Kramer posted on the Party City Facebook page was inexplicably deleted, and she was subsequently banned from commenting there, Women You Should Know gave the concerned mother a platform to be heard. Not only was her voice amplified, the story ... [Read More]
In May 2015, Malala Yousafzai worked with the Global Campaign for Education to draft the Incheon Declaration, seeking a commitment from world leaders to ensure that by 2030, ALL children can go to school for at least 12 years without having to pay school fees.
Earlier this summer, to celebrate her 18th birthday, the Nobel Laureate ... [Read More]
When Marie Claire South Africa approached Colleen Clark about a project on "making a feminist Barbie," the talented illustrator and comic-maker was excited to have the chance to add to the discussion about the "really complex feminine icon." Her contribution was an acceptance-championing Barbie complete with her ... [Read More]