Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]
The entire Women You Should Know team offers our sincere thanks and gratitude to Sonia Pressman Fuentes for sharing her wisdom and powerful voice with us. What an incredible honor to have her, a feminist who changed America and the course of history, as a guest contributor during Women’s History Month. ... [Read More]
On March 3, 1887, the lives of two extraordinary women were changed forever when Anne Sullivan, a graduate of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, arrived at the home of the Kellers to work with their blind and deaf child Helen.
As soon as Anne began working with the 6-year-old, ... [Read More]
In the late 1930s, 22-year-old Josephine Calavetta was working for Grant Photo Corporation, managing one of their many portrait photo studios in the New York City area. It was a job she landed right out of high school and she excelled at it, particularly in her role as a photographic colorist. But despite her superior talents and ... [Read More]
Nickelodeon partnered with the Because of Them, We Can™ initiative to commemorate Black History Month with kids portraying distinguished African Americans and their inspiring messages.
Three PSA's were created and have been running on-air and online throughout the month of February, they include ... [Read More]
In a new online petition set to be delivered to the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, along with Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Dick Durbin, President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, and Representative Tammy Duckworth, Women For Action makes a solid case as to why Women's Equality ... [Read More]
Over the last 100 years, from decade to decade, it's amazing to see how the look of Iranian women has changed. It's not at all what we expected, and proves that more modern times don't always equate to more modern traditions.
Cut.com, the talented folks behind this time-lapse, their 3rd in an ongoing series about beauty, offered no ... [Read More]
Since America has still yet to elect a female President, today’s holiday is very male-centric by default, and consequently, there are no “white sales” being held in a woman’s name. So to infuse a little bit of the feminine into this Presidents Day, we've decided to tell you about a woman ... [Read More]