Actress Katrina P. Day is calling “bullshit” on the character descriptions used in ads seeking actors for auditions with her new Lady Parts blog, a “kind of community service” for actresses.
Katrina publishes real ads she comes across while searching for work as a way to highlight how women are viewed by the entertainment ... [Read More]
When Monica Grady, a leading British space scientist known for her work on meteorites, watched the robot probe Philae land on a comet last week, her reaction was priceless.
Professor Grady was tasked with working on a tool of the project called Ptolemy - a shoe-box-sized gas analysis instrument. Like most of her colleagues, ... [Read More]
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Rose Knox. Born today, November 18, in 1857, this WYSK is the woman you should be thanking when you whip out that Knox Gelatine packet to make your favorite Thanksgiving cranberry mold next week. Considered one of America's leading businesswomen, Rose co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized ... [Read More]
"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]
In the spirit of Rosie the Riveter, more women are saying, "yes we can" when it comes to careers in auto maintenance, construction, ranching and farming. It’s with the same determination that WYSK Sharon Moore founded Rosies Workwear, a collection of overalls and coveralls to help outfit and protect women as they pursue their passions. ... [Read More]
By Nina Zietman - Skateboarding is a man’s world. At least, until these female pioneers came along and shook things up a bit. From the famous image of Patti McGee’s handstand on the cover of Life magazine in 1965 to Hillary Thompson, the world’s first transsexual pro skater, these women have been pushing new boundaries in skateboarding for decades. Without them, female skating ... [Read More]
By Career 2.0 - Not everyone is as lucky as Joi Gordon. She discovered early in her career that she needed to make a change, that job satisfaction and happiness could only result from doing something that propelled her out of bed in the morning. And while Joi may have been lucky in her timing, she says it’s never too late to do what you love, especially if what you love is living a life of community service ... [Read More]
Earlier this week Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, died at her home in Quincy, FL. She was 88.
In 1964, Jerrie was a 38-year old housewife from Columbus, OH when she set out on the 29 day, 23,000 mile journey, accomplishing what her childhood hero ... [Read More]