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 the FDNY ... [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Sara Shaffer (31) can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a firefighter. Following in the footsteps of her father and other family members, Sara started chasing her dream at an early age. Today, Sara’s hard work, heroism and commitment to her community - Prince George, Maryland - has earned her one of the most illustrious awards ... [Read More]
What do the greatest rock bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and marching bands have in common? Zildjian… a percussion brand that is synonymous with the finest cymbals in the world. In Turkish or Armenian, the centuries old word means “son of a cymbal maker.” But today it has evolved to include the “daughters of a cymbal maker,” ... [Read More]