This is one of those inspirational, “you never know until you try” stories… our favorite, WYKSy kind. When melanoma warrior Timna Understein stumbled upon a company on Facebook called Six Degrees Hair Ties, she could not have anticipated they would soon become her newest ally in her fight to raise awareness about the deadly skin cancer. ... [Read More]
Meet Sara Chipps and Vanessa Hurst, the co-founders of Girl Develop It, an international organization, certified by the Board of Education that provides affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn how to code. By teaching women with diverse backgrounds to learn software development, Girl Develop It strives to help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives. ... [Read More]
A two-week joint trip to Africa shadowing nurses and physicians in local hospitals opened the eyes of Rice University Professors of Bioengineering, Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden to the immense need for basic healthcare technologies in the developing world. They realized how much potential there was for their students ... [Read More]
From her vagina to yours, WYSK and melanoma warrior, Timna Understein has some IMPORTANT sun safety information that EVERY WOMAN should know. You may be as “I had no idea!” as we were.
During her annual gynecological visit last week, Timna had a candid talk with her doctor that she’s allowing us to share here. Here's how their conversation went ... [Read More]
By Timna Understein - It’s here! Today, May 6th! It’s Melanoma Monday! “What is that?”, you ask. Well, that’s a great question. It sounds extremely simple and intuitive... the first Monday of May (Melanoma Awareness Month), which is focused on educating people about the disease of melanoma. Right? One would think. But, here’s the ... [Read More]
The 2012 election was a mandate for women's leadership. Women have made enormous strides in recent decades, but there's one glass ceiling left to shatter... sending a woman to the White House.
EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, has launched the new national campaign - Madam President - to put a woman in the White House. ... [Read More]
This Saturday marks the Kentucky Derby’s 139th Run for the Roses, a time-old tradition that brings jockeys, owners and trainers together in pursuit of the coveted Garland of Roses. Of the twenty jockeys that will be entering the starting gate you’ll find 25-year old Anna Rose "Rosie" Napravnik, the only woman set to race this weekend. Considered the top female in a sport dominated by men, Rosie is ... [Read More]
As the story goes, this OREO "ad", created by the brand’s South Korean marketing agency and dubbed “Basic Instinct”, was never meant to see the public light of day. But compliments of the internet it did and has caused everything from applause and belly laughs, to nausea and outrage. The tagline: "Milk's favorite cookie."
Thoughts? ... [Read More]