Sarah J. Hale was the editor of Godey's Lady's Book, one of the most influential women's magazines of the 19th century, and a prolific writer who published nearly fifty volumes of work throughout her life, including the nursery rhyme Mary had a Little Lamb. She is also the woman we have to thank for the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
While Thanksgiving had been celebrated since the ... [Read More]
We’re not usually fans of “selfie” photos, but with that said, we LOVE this one!
Nearly 100 years after Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the Marine Corps, the first four women in history have completed the 59-day Marine infantry training course.
This photo, taken on November 9th, was shot by Delta Company’s Private First Class Harlee “Rambo” Bradford (center) ... [Read More]
Designed and curated to interest a wide audience, the Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine: Four Centuries of Achievement exhibition shares the stories behind the careers and accomplishments of women in science since the mid-seventeenth century.
The groundbreaking, landmark showcase, ... [Read More]
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]
By Elizabeth C. Goldsmith - When I was a girl in high school back in the ‘60s, the only team sports available to me were swimming and field hockey. By the time my sister hit high school they had added Cinderella softball and Powder-Puff football. After Title IX, things changed. That’s the modern history of women’s sports.
These thoughts returned to me on a recent trip to Sicily, when I visited the ... [Read More]
On Veterans Day 2013, Women You Should Know is loudly proclaiming THANKS and GRATITUDE to our nation's Veterans... all of the women and men who selflessly and bravely serve and have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
To those women and men who made the greatest sacrifice serving our country, may your memories be shining examples of the very best that America is. ... [Read More]
Last Thursday, we ran a story that became a viral sensation in less than 24 hours. It was our exclusive interview with artist David Trumble about a satirical cartoon he drew of ten of the world’s most inspiring women from past and present history as Disney Princesses. Since, our story has been viewed well over 1 million times, has been picked up ... [Read More]
This is the story of a young woman named Christine who seemed to have it all. Her father had educated her at a time when that was rare for women. She learned much more than traditional women's work, receiving instruction in classical literature and even in the recent traditions of her native land ... [Read More]