Women You Should Know is proud to welcome Mary Dwyer as its newest contributor. She'll be sharing her perspectives on feminism and empowerment in relation to issues facing young women today. At just 17 years old, Mary, a high school senior, is the founder of History In Pink, a new site she’s building, ... [Read More]
In 1909, seasoned Los Angeles social worker Alice Stebbins Wells (b. June 13, 1873) petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council to adopt an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman. According to one historian, she argued that society was changing, and reasoned that "children and abused and sexually ... [Read More]
Today we want to celebrate the beauty of New York, a city and a people that have always shown their strength and resilience... even on the darkest days. The 9/11 tribute at the end is a beautifully, poetic and reflective moment for this 13th anniversary.
"New York City Time Lapse" video by and courtesy of Blueglaze LLC ... [Read More]
Women have left their mark on the world, at times changing the course of history and at other times influencing small but significant spheres of life. These fearless and pioneering women you should know are just a few who made an indelible mark by being strong, brave, and human, regardless of society’s expectations for them. ... [Read More]
"The fact that no real women are honored by statues in the Nation’s most famous and most important park is not simply an oversight." - Pam Elam, Women's Rights Activist and former New York City Government Executive
Woman You Should Know Pam Elam has embarked on a mission of epic proportions and historic significance... to create a statue in Central Park honoring ... [Read More]
Katherine Milhous, the artist who designed this postcard, is known for her work as an illustrator and author of children’s books. But before she began her career in children’s publishing, Katherine was an advocate for the Woman Suffrage Movement.
Produced and copyrighted in 1915, when Katherine was just 21 years old, this propaganda postcard ... [Read More]
It's 2014 and although women have made enormous strides in achieving equality, the fight is certainly not over. As a reminder of those pioneers who came before us and fought for women's rights against the greatest odds and adversaries, today, August 26th, is Women's Equality Day, a national designation established in 1971 to commemorate ... [Read More]
What do the greatest rock bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and marching bands have in common? Zildjian… a percussion brand that is synonymous with the finest cymbals in the world. In Turkish or Armenian, the centuries old word means “son of a cymbal maker.” But today it has evolved to include the “daughters of a cymbal maker,” ... [Read More]