Right now, there is a Woman You Should Know illuminating the city of Anchorage, Alaska and her name is Patricia "Pat Riot" Bergeron. At age 50, she is one of the oldest All-Star Players in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. Having survived domestic abuse as a young mother at age 15, and struggling to ... [Read More]
Meet Kelli Tanghe, a proud mother of 3, and her 12 year old daughter Arianna (Ari), who has Cerebral Palsy and Visual Impairment. In September 2012, upon entering Middle School, Ari expressed her desire to "race with mom" and compete in sports just like her athletic older brother and sister have done their whole lives.
Kelli, a Boston qualified marathoner and ultramarathoner, decided that she needed to ... [Read More]
Those who know Nicolette Stanley always assumed she'd work for an environmental non-profit or agency. After all, she was raised in a family that reused, composted, conserved and recycled, instilling in her at an early age a passion for environmental responsibility.
Nicolette applied her passion for the environment to her studies at university. Her love of geoscience, chemistry and microbiology classes ... [Read More]
Catherine Graves, author of "Checking Out: An In-Depth Look at Losing Your Mind", shares her inspiring, candid and heartfelt story with us.
By Catherine Graves
It was my 40th birthday and I thought I had it all. A loving husband, six amazing children blended from two families, lots of great friends and a beautiful home that my husband John and I created together. ... [Read More]
Carrie Schluter recently contacted Women You Should Know to share the story of her friend, Sheila Duncan, who, along with Trouble the Dog, is changing children's lives around the globe.
Working from her home in Marblehead, Massachusetts, an ocean- side suburb of Boston, 62-year-old baby boomer, Sheila Duncan is making a difference in her community... and beyond. Having retired from a long, successful ... [Read More]
Meet Alexandra Taylor, a NYC-based fashion designer whose goal is to blend inspiring fashion with philanthropy. In addition to her women's ready-to-wear collections, she designs women's and men's accessories. The most recent addition to her accessories offerings is a fashionable line of fundraising scarves and ties sold under the "A.T. for the Nothing But Nets Campaign collection" name. Produced and ... [Read More]
Daniel, a reader in Texas, contacted WYSK to tell us why we should know his boss, Kathy Douglass, CEO of The Greensheet, a leading print ad publication in Houston. As he explains in his own words below, her story is the continuation of a proud tradition of fearless female leadership at The Greensheet and we agree that Kathy is a Woman You Should Know.
Ms. Douglass is an amazing woman with great ... [Read More]
Recently, WYSK was contacted by the Dorothy Molter Museum to share the story of Dorothy Molter with us. Known as the "Root Beer Lady" and the "Nightingale of the Wilderness", Dorothy was the last living legal resident of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, just outside of Ely, Minnesota. Here's her amazing story.
An ice-cold glass of root beer and a warm welcome greeted weary paddlers who stopped ... [Read More]