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Fly It Forward: Women Pilots Introduce Girls To Aviation By Giving Them Their First Flight Experience

December 19, 2014 by

In late 2009, airline transport rated pilot Mireille Goyer was searching for events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first female pilot license earned worldwide by Raymonde de Laroche on March 8, 1910. To her dismay, she found none. Determined to not let this important milestone for women pilots go unrecognized, ... [Read More]

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“Deplorable!” 7% Of U.S. Marines Are Women, Yet Less Than 1% Of FDNY Firefighters Are Women

December 10, 2014 by

Fact: There are only 44 women out of over 10,000 uniformed firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), the largest and most elite fire department in the world. This amounts to less than 0.5% and the lowest number of women out of all major fire departments in the U.S. Fact: Cities like Minneapolis and ... [Read More]

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Artist Captures The Beautiful Intricacies Of Women She Knows In Stunning Series Of Large Scale Nudes

December 2, 2014 by

Spanning a massive 7 by 10 feet, It Was The Sound Of Their Feet (above), is one of those paintings that simply stuns. From its scale, to its incredible photo realistic quality, to the beautiful intricacies it captures, the piece feels alive and draws you in. It was our very first introduction to ... [Read More]

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Lady Parts Blog Exposes Absurd Sexist Casting Call Ads

November 19, 2014 by

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]

Scientist’s Priceless Reaction Over The Historic Philae Comet Landing

Scientist’s Priceless Reaction Over Philae Probe’s Historic Comet Landing

November 19, 2014 by

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]

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She Was Leaning In Back In 1908… Celebrating Gelatine Giant Rose Knox

November 18, 2014 by

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]

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Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Honoring The 265,000 Forgotten Women Who Served

November 11, 2014 by

"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]

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Rosies Workwear: Designed For Women Getting The Job Done

October 21, 2014 by

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]