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Want To Map The Exact Spots Where Women Made History… There’s An App For That

March 19, 2015 by

Spark, an awesome, girl-fueled feminist movement, is bringing women’s history into the digital age with Women On The Map, a newly launched, super cool, specialty app that will alert Android and iOS users whenever they’re near a place where a woman made history. Is this WYSKy or what? We could not love this more! You don’t have to think too hard or gaze too ... [Read More]

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Thanks To Juliette Gordon Low The First-Ever Girl Scout Meeting Happened Today, 103 Years Ago

March 12, 2015 by

103 years ago today, on March 12 in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting. Her goal was to bring girls out of their isolated home surroundings, as she believed that all girls should be given an opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually, ... [Read More]

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Inspired Illustration, “FEMINISM AT WORK,” Pays Tribute To Pioneers Who Moved Women’s History Forward

March 10, 2015 by

UPDATE: Art prints of Feminism At Work are now available. In honor of Women’s History Month, Women You Should Know commissioned award-winning cartoonist, author and illustrator, David Trumble to execute our vision for an original piece of art that would pay ... [Read More]

Young Americans Quizzically Ask… Where Are All The Girls On The Money?

Young Americans Quizzically Ask… Where Are All The Girls On The Money?

March 9, 2015 by

A month ago, we proudly broke the news on an ambitious social media campaign, Women On 20s, that aims to get a woman’s face on U.S. paper currency for the first time ever. We are thrilled to have been the very first media outlet to tell their inspiring story, and we are equally thrilled that we weren't the only one to cover this great catalyst of potential historic change. ... [Read More]

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She Should Have Been The First Woman To Fly In Space… Meet Jerrie Cobb

March 5, 2015 by

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]

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The Second Wave Of The Women’s Movement – Past, Present, And Future

March 4, 2015 by

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]

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Today In Women’s History: Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan

March 3, 2015 by

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]

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In Black And White: Actual Employment Letter From 1939 Reveals Inequality Women Faced

March 3, 2015 by

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]