Today, March 8th is International Women's Day 2014, a time when the world recognizes women, our achievements, and the importance of standing up for our rights.
As we firmly believe that the brave girls of today will be the Women You Should Know of tomorrow, in honor of #IWD2014, we’re sharing this rousing short film (6 minutes) ... [Read More]
Currently studying computer science and visual art at Harvard University, Ahsante Bean explores the intersection of art, design and technology. Ahsante created the photo campaign #itooamharvard, highlighting the faces and voices of black Harvard students.
“Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are ... [Read More]
Space exploration isn’t limited to NASA. Lauren Rojas was just 12 years old when she built a space balloon and launched her Hello Kitty doll into the Stratosphere for a school science fair to test “the effects of altitude on air pressure and temperature”. ... [Read More]
After struggling with her own severe menopause symptoms and doing years of research, Ellen Dolgen resolved to share what she learned from experts and her own trial and error. Her goal was to replace the confusion, embarrassment, and symptoms millions of women go through - before, during, and after menopause ... [Read More]
We don’t usually feature celebrities on Women You Should Know, but Mayim Bialik isn’t just a celebrity, she is also a neuroscientist. In this video, which is part of PBS’s NOVA series The Secret Life of Scientists, Mayim talks about her commitment to the advancement of science and the importance of being a female scientist role model, ... [Read More]
Dr. Sylvia Earle, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, activist, author, lecturer and woman you should know.
Among her incredible achievements, Dr. Earle ... [Read More]
A day to honor the achievements of female athletes? Count us in!
National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) was created to bring much needed attention to the outstanding accomplishments of female athletes and issues facing girls and women in sport. This year’s theme, “Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail”, celebrates today’s successful advocates and the future generations of female athletes ... [Read More]
Linda Liukas has spent the last three years teaching programming and making the world of technology more approachable for others through her non-profit Rails Girls, and working at Codecademy.
A couple of weeks ago, Linda launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10k for “a little art project” called Hello Ruby, ... [Read More]