With bike lanes drawn on many city roads and bike sharing programs growing nationwide, cycling has been making a move into the mainstream, and more women are getting on bikes than ever before. But, women still remain underrepresented as riders and leaders in many aspects of the bicycle movement. Today, thanks to programs like The League of American Bicyclists’, Women Bike, that gender gap is ... [Read More]
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 12th anniversary.
"New York City Time Lapse" video by and courtesy of Blueglaze LLC ... [Read More]
When WYSK launched two years ago on September 7, 2011, we dedicated our first week of editorial stories to all of the women emergency services workers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and in the days following. These women were largely ignored by the media over the course of a decade, never having their stories told. ... [Read More]
Ever dreamed of living in a bubble? Not in the Seinfeld “Bubble Boy” way, but in the, I need to escape from the world for a while without losing complete sight of it way. Then look no further than CasaBubble, a moveable, spherical haven created by a French designer that is a little igloo-like, without the ice and cold, a little pod-like, without the claustrophobia, and a whole lotta futuristic cool. ... [Read More]
"I wonder what will happen if I put THIS together with THAT?" That’s the inquisitive spirit that drives Professor C. Bodin, a history making WYSK, who just joined the ranks of LEGO’s 35 year old Minifigure Series as its first female scientist. Her bio describes her as a “brilliant Scientist” whose specialty is finding new and interesting ways to combine things together. ... [Read More]
You may remember little Riley from the video that had gone viral a couple of years ago about gender stereotyping in the toy aisle. Well, she’s back, and this now 6-year old has something to say about Black Widow Avengers action figures.
Being an espionage specialist and top-ranked spy, Black Widow has always avoided the spotlight, and now she seems to allude customers, too. ... [Read More]
Anaka Jones, a 12-year old girl from Ann Arbor, MI has released of her first book, The Night Horses. Yep, we said twelve. This dynamic young woman and independent author created the book to give children an engaging storytelling experience, while still developing their reading skills. ... [Read More]
September 7th is a HUGE day for Women You Should Know®. Two years ago on this all-important date, we emerged onto the digital media scene with a determined mission. Since, the fearless WYSK team, led by Jen Jones and Cynthia Hornig, has worked passionately and tirelessly to bring you engaging news and information for and about women, while showcasing the untold stories of countless incredible, everyday ... [Read More]