Charlotte Kahn

Charlotte Kahn: A Woman Undeterred

November 28, 2012 by

Charlotte Kahn earned a master's and doctorate from Columbia University, has published numerous professional articles and books, and is a respected psychoanalyst and family therapist in private practice in New York City, where she raised her four children and continues to live with her husband. It's an impressive story, but not so extraordinary at its surface. In fact, when we approached Charlotte about ... [Read More]

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Service And Sacrifice: Honoring Our Veterans

November 11, 2012 by

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." - Cynthia Ozick Today is Veterans Day 2012. Women You Should Know® wants to thank 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 keep our nation safe and protect others. To those women and men who made the greatest sacrifice serving our ... [Read More]

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A Celebration Of Our Nation’s First Ladies

November 7, 2012 by

When we elect a President, we also get a First Lady… that is of course, until we get a First Man. Some First Ladies, such as Dolly Madison, Edith Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lady Bird Johnson are known for their positions within the White House and the impact they made fulfilling their role, while others have taken a back seat to their Presidential husbands. But, in spite of their individual ... [Read More]

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Alma Reville: The Great Woman Behind Alfred Hitchcock

November 2, 2012 by

Everyone knows the name Alfred Hitchcock. But how about Alma Reville? Probably not. Well, you should because she was quite a woman. In addition to being Hitchcock's wife and partner, Alma was also the legendary filmmaker's assistant director and closest collaborator, having contributed to all of his films, usually uncredited. The extent of Alma's behind-the-scenes support of Alfred's work and the depth ... [Read More]

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Thanks To Stella Ehrhart Playing “Dress Up” Has Never Been So Inspired

October 18, 2012 by

Compliments of an article by Erin Grace in yesterday's Omaha World-Herald, we just found our youngest and perhaps most inspiring Woman You Should Know, to date. Meet 8 year old Stella Ehrhart from Omaha, Nebraska. By her own design and of her own accord, the third grader dresses as a different historical figure each day, mostly drawing inspiration from her "100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century" ... [Read More]

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Women Firefighters Celebrate Game Changing Victory Won 30 Years Ago

September 28, 2012 by

In September 1982, forty-two women were ordered hired as New York City firefighters after Federal District Judge Charles P. Sifton found the City had discriminated against women in the firefighter hiring process. This would be the first group of women ever to be admitted to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), the largest and most elite fire department in the world. Their landmark victory in New York ... [Read More]

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Becoming Miss Navajo

September 10, 2012 by

This past Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the Miss Navajo pageant. Oh, and you can forget the swimwear, stilettos and tiaras, this isn't your typical beauty pageant. These women, draped in customary Navajo dress and signature turquoise jewelry, had to pass through a series of tests, including both modern and traditional talent competitions, all to earn the coveted title that represents the Navajo ... [Read More]

Sammi Siegel, Emma Axelrod, and Elena Tsemberis

Women Talk: 10+ Questions With Three Leaders Of Tomorrow

August 20, 2012 by

Three New Jersey high school students - Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel, and Elena Tsemberis - started a campaign on earlier this summer asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a female moderator, after learning in their civics class that a woman has not moderated a U.S. general election presidential debate since 1992. One week ago, on August 13, the Commission announced that CNN's ... [Read More]