As we head into Mother’s Day weekend, we want to salute ALL of the amazing moms out there, who give tirelessly of themselves, day in and day out, all in the name of the most profound and unconditional kind of love… that between mother and child. While many of the women we profile are mothers, there have been a number of WYSKy moms whose love for their children is particularly extraordinary. These are ... [Read More]
This is one of those inspirational, “you never know until you try” stories… our favorite, WYKSy kind. When melanoma warrior Timna Understein stumbled upon a company on Facebook called Six Degrees Hair Ties, she could not have anticipated they would soon become her newest ally in her fight to raise awareness about the deadly skin cancer. ... [Read More]
Meet Sara Chipps and Vanessa Hurst, the co-founders of Girl Develop It, an international organization, certified by the Board of Education that provides affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn how to code. By teaching women with diverse backgrounds to learn software development, Girl Develop It strives to help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives. ... [Read More]
The 2012 election was a mandate for women's leadership. Women have made enormous strides in recent decades, but there's one glass ceiling left to shatter... sending a woman to the White House.
EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, has launched the new national campaign - Madam President - to put a woman in the White House. ... [Read More]
Meet Tawanda Jones. Some refer to her as “Camden’s First Lady Of Soul” and others call her “WaWa”. To us she is quite simply... a Woman You Should Know. As the founder and director of the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team (CSS), a dance based, non-profit youth organization, Tawanda strives to provide a safe haven and the opportunity for positive development to young girls who ... [Read More]
Asma Hanif is one woman impacting the lives of many. For more than a decade, she has been providing free healthcare for women who are homeless, uninsured, or victims of domestic abuse, as well as running, Muslimat Al-Nisaa, the only known shelter in the country that serves Muslim women, exclusively. Not only do the women who come to Asma get help, they also get a healthy dose of hope. ... [Read More]
This year marks March of Dimes 75th year of improving the health of mothers and babies. In celebration, more than 7 million people in 900 communities across the country will walk in March for Babies events over the course of 2013 to raise awareness and funds to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and give babies healthy lives. Among these dedicated 7 million walkers, you will find Woman You Should ... [Read More]
Last year we introduced you WYSK Ashley Wise, a military wife and mother of three who founded Battling Bare, an awareness campaign and network of support for service members and their families suffering and struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
After Ashley’s husband returned from combat with PTSD, she was compelled to share her story with other military wives. When she realized she ... [Read More]