Born today on November 18th in 1857, Rose Knox is considered one of America's leading businesswomen. She co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized the company following her husband's death in 1908. This is her inspiring story.
After marrying in 1883, Rose and Charles Knox settled in Newark, New Jersey where he became ... [Read More]
20th Century Fox has just released a new trailer for the highly anticipated film 'Hidden Figures', the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) - brilliant African-American women ... [Read More]
This 4-minute video tells the extraordinary story of Marie Tharp (1920-2006), considered "one of the most outstanding cartographers of the 20th century." Without ever going on a single oceanic mapping expedition (it was feared women would bring "bad luck" at sea), she created the first scientific map of the entire ocean ... [Read More]
By Pam Elam - The absolute heartbreak of Nov. 8th reminds us that learning from our history as women can be a powerful tool for fighting back against misogyny. Women don't give up, we get going.
Anyone who works for social change is very familiar with the concept of "reinventing the wheel." It simply means doing ... [Read More]
"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]
"Her remarkable story is a reminder that regardless of the limitations placed on them, women can be anything that men can be: brilliant and brutal, courageous and cruel, powerful and dreadful."
In this latest episode from the oh so WYSKy video series – Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History – from Anita Sarkeesian’s ... [Read More]
Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge in 1951 while being treated for cervical cancer. The “immortal cell line” became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the ... [Read More]
"Girls... it seems that after you've helped to win the war, you'll still have another battle on your hands, legs, and things... the battle of the bulges."
Flashing back to this gem of a film clip from the 1940s, a charming time in the early days of body shaming when the promise of looking like a "sea nymph" was the pitch used to convince "girls" to do their "WOMANeuvers” on ... [Read More]