Ironworkers create the framework supporting the structure of our cities. These “skywalkers” work high above, on narrow beams, risking their lives swinging steel into place, welding and rigging in the fog, sun and rain, changing our landscape one building at a time.
Traditionally, ironworking has been a male dominated profession with a strong brotherhood culture, making it difficult for women to break in. ... [Read More]
With February being both Black History Month and Heart Health Month, we want to celebrate a Woman You Should Know who deserves recognition across all fronts. Meet Myra Adele Logan (1908 - 1977), a pioneering doctor known for her selfless, humanitarianism. She is another perfect example of an extraordinary woman we sadly never learned about ... [Read More]
Dr. Sylvia Earle, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, activist, author, lecturer and woman you should know.
Among her incredible achievements, Dr. Earle ... [Read More]
Just when you thought mealtime was a chance for a brief break from all things social media, Birds Eye invades your kitchen table with their newest introduction, Mashtags (Mas#tags).
Mashtags are a new range of potato shapes "designed for the social media generation". The various internet-related symbols include: hashtag, the @ symbol, an asterick, a smiley face and heart. ... [Read More]
One of our editors saw this meme on a random Facebook page last week, and after passing it around the office, the immediate, collective reaction was "WORST. Sheets. Ever." This was bad princess culture at its finest. "What archaic-minded marketer was behind this?" We needed to know, but the meme gave no attribution to the image, so we went on a hunt ... [Read More]
This is not a prank! Unfortunately, they are all too real. Period Panties are the brainchild of Anthony Hall, and his company Harebrained Inc. The “fun underwear that high-fives you for being a woman and serves as a friendly reminder to others,” has raised in excess of $225,000 on Kickstarter in the last two weeks. Yep, that’s a quarter of a million dollars for punny period panties.
So, in addition to ... [Read More]
Ever since the blockbuster success of Dancing with the Stars, competitive dancing has become a fascinating pop culture phenomenon. But did you know that it’s also a popular activity for wheelchair users? We didn’t until we learned about Paula Moulton, an international award-winning wheelchair dancer from Manchester, UK, who represents one half of the dance duo Strictly Wheels. ... [Read More]
Less than 5 short New York City blocks north of the world headquarters of Women You Should Know, an editorial office devoted to telling the untold stories of women making their own brand of history today and honoring those who came before us, there is an unassuming street corner with a street sign that marks the location of ... [Read More]