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Supporting Girls’ Sports Nationwide Brings Equal Opportunities To Play And Excel

September 18, 2014 by

By Diana Lustig - Currently, there are nearly 3.67 million girls competing in high school sports in our nation. This is a staggering jump from the 250,000 girls that were participating forty years ago. As Deputy Director of Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) for the New York City Department of Education, one of my main responsibilities ... [Read More]

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Female Medical Inventor Creates Tiny Technologies To Tackle Big Health Issues; Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 17, 2014 by

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, a biomedical engineer, professor at MIT, doctor, scientist, and multidimensional inventor, has been awarded the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for jaw dropping abilities that our brains cannot even begin to fathom. For one, she's applying miniaturization to ... [Read More]

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First African American Woman Promoted To The Rank Of FDNY Fire Lieutenant In 12 Years

September 17, 2014 by

Tracey Lewis, 41 of Brooklyn, will be promoted later this morning, alongside 55 other Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) members. Lewis will be the second ever African American woman firefighter to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the FDNY’s history (and the first in 12 years). Lewis has proudly served ... [Read More]

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SheTaxis: Cabs Exclusively For Women Passengers, Driven By Women Roll Into NYC

September 15, 2014 by

Starting tomorrow, September 16, if you are a woman in need of a taxi in New York City, Westchester County or Long Island, there’s a new livery service app launching just for you. Think Uber, but for women passengers only, and a fleet of cars with women in the driver’s seat wearing pink scarves. The New York Times reported, ... [Read More]

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Alice Stebbins Wells: Meet The First Woman Police Officer With Arrest Powers In The U.S.

September 12, 2014 by

In 1909, seasoned Los Angeles social worker Alice Stebbins Wells (b. June 13, 1873) petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council to adopt an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman. According to one historian, she argued that society was changing, and reasoned that "children and abused and sexually ... [Read More]

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This Is What Happens When The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Plays With LEGO

September 4, 2014 by

WYSK is proud to partner with the Midwest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) to bring you the Women in Science: Connecting with the Future series. Like so many of us, the team at FWS was inspired by the LEGO Research Institute set featuring female scientists at work. The FWS LEGO designs ... [Read More]

Labor Of Love, Chapter Two: Discovering A New Passion… After Retirement

Labor Of Love, Chapter Two: Discovering A New Passion… After Retirement

September 1, 2014 by

Woman You Should Know Brenda Berkman was one of the first female firefighters in NYC. Now, as a retired captain, she's one of the last people keeping the art of lithography alive. This pioneering firefighter turned artist, proves that retiring from a career you thoroughly enjoyed doesn’t mean you won’t discover a new labor of love to pursue in the next chapter of your life. ... [Read More]

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14-Year-Old Meghan LaPlante Catches Rare Blue Lobster

August 28, 2014 by

Fourteen-year-old Meghan LaPlante may have one of the coolest summer jobs we’ve heard about. For the last eight years, along with her dad and brother, Meaghan catches lobsters off the coast of Maine and sells them to customers through her home business, Miss Meghan’s Lobster Catch. Meghan currently has a student lobstering license ... [Read More]