By Sarah Kessler - Dr. Ronke Desalu, an Associate Professor and Consultant in Anaesthesia at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, handles a full caseload of teaching, research and paediatric anaesthesia. She is pleased you’re able to see her photo – she’s had a run of uncooperative Internet days in Lagos, Nigeria. ... [Read More]
Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]
Women are buying nearly half the new cars in the U.S., and outnumber men on American highways, but when it comes to fixing a flat or changing a brake light, many of us find it to be a daunting task. Car repair can be scary for anyone, but with WYSK Audra Fordin in the driver’s seat, more and more women are learning what they “auto” know. ... [Read More]
All Michele O'Brien has to do is look at the 9 inch scar that runs down the middle of her chest to be reminded of the extraordinary journey that started 29 years ago when she was just 4 years old. A rare congenital heart defect, a heart attack, and two open heart surgeries, all before age 15, ... [Read More]
By Anna M. Lewis - Ruth Gordon Schnapp, the first female structural engineer in the state California, died on January 1, 2014, at the age of 87, in Los Banos, CA. She is survived by her three children, Madeline, Marcia and Michael, and several grandchildren.
Mrs. Schnapp, who had a passion for math, ... [Read More]
We don’t usually feature celebrities on Women You Should Know, but Mayim Bialik isn’t just a celebrity, she is also a neuroscientist. In this video, which is part of PBS’s NOVA series The Secret Life of Scientists, Mayim talks about her commitment to the advancement of science and the importance of being a female scientist role model, ... [Read More]
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]
February 13th marks the start of The 2014 Miami International Boat Show. Dubbed "the greatest boat show in the world" and Florida's largest annual event, it is THE place to preview the new boating season. Captaining this epic event, which boasts 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe, is Cathy Rick-Joule ... [Read More]