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Want To Map The Exact Spots Where Women Made History… There’s An App For That

March 19, 2015 by

Spark, an awesome, girl-fueled feminist movement, is bringing women’s history into the digital age with Women On The Map, a newly launched, super cool, specialty app that will alert Android and iOS users whenever they’re near a place where a woman made history. Is this WYSKy or what? We could not love this more! You don’t have to think too hard or gaze too ... [Read More]

This Is How Girls Do Science

This Is How Girls Do Science

March 11, 2015 by

This past Sunday, on International Women's Day, Microsoft showed their support for young girls who like science and engineering with the launch of a new ad. The delightful young women featured in the video talk about their incredible accomplishments, while also sharing some of the challenges they face in pursing their passion. Sadly, although 7 out of 10 girls are interested in science, only 2 out of ... [Read More]

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Inspired Illustration, “FEMINISM AT WORK,” Pays Tribute To Pioneers Who Moved Women’s History Forward

March 10, 2015 by

UPDATE: Art prints of Feminism At Work are now available. In honor of Women’s History Month, Women You Should Know commissioned award-winning cartoonist, author and illustrator, David Trumble to execute our vision for an original piece of art that would pay ... [Read More]

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In the Wake Of The 114-Year-Old School’s Earth-shattering News, 2012 Sweet Briar College Alumna Speaks Out

March 9, 2015 by

Headlines were made last week regarding the decision by the board of directors of Sweet Briar College to close the single-sex school as a result of "insurmountable financial challenges." Sweet Briar College has provided a haven for young women for 114 years by allowing them to explore, ... [Read More]

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Rad American Women A-Z: A New Alphabet Book You’ll Want To Own

March 2, 2015 by

Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl, is a book for children and their parents, teachers, and cool grown-up friends who like ABCs, social justice and women who just all around rock! ... [Read More]

10-Year-Old Math Prodigy Esther Okade Heads To University

10-Year-Old Math Prodigy Esther Okade Heads To University

February 25, 2015 by

Esther Okade LOVES math! Her contagious enthusiasm for the subject and early accomplishments has brought her media attention since she was just six years old. Now, at the ripe old age of 10, Esther has enrolled at The Open University, UK with the goal of completing a math degree in just two years. But that’s just the beginning for this whiz. ... [Read More]

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Play Tampon Run On The Run: Teen Coders Take Menstruation Stigma Video Game Mobile

February 10, 2015 by

"Although the concept of the video game may be strange, it’s stranger that our society has accepted and normalized guns and violence through video games, yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable." NYC high school students Andrea Gonzales (16) and Sophie Houser (17) met last summer at Girls Who Code, ... [Read More]

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Meet the High School Senior Who’s Changing The Future Of Tech For Girls

February 5, 2015 by

By Pooja Chandrashekar - Four years ago, on my first day of high school, I looked around my fourth period AP Computer Science class. The familiar mix of nervousness and excitement that comes with all first days was there, but there was something more disconcerting. My class only had three girls - including me. For a school as science and tech-focused ... [Read More]