September 7th is a HUGE day for Women You Should Know®. Two years ago on this all-important date, we emerged onto the digital media scene with a determined mission. Since, the fearless WYSK team, led by Jen Jones and Cynthia Hornig, has worked passionately and tirelessly to bring you engaging news and information for and about women, while showcasing the untold stories of countless incredible, everyday women who have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared.
Finding and getting to know these women is a gift. Sharing their inspiring stories is a remarkable privilege. Having the opportunity to make women (and men) think, smile, reconsider and maybe even scour or cringe makes us swell with pride. We know what we do is important, it is meaningful and it touches anyone who experiences it.
Over the last 730 days, we’ve amassed a treasure trove of our favorite articles and WYSKs. But the story that remains the most important to all of us is the one that kicked off this whole inspiring ride on September 7, 2011 and caused quite a stir – Thousands of Women You Should Know.
This first-ever, Women You Should Know post was our special homage to all of the women emergency services workers who responded to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and in the days following. These women were largely ignored by the media over the course of a decade, never having their stories told. Our post got picked up by The Huffington Post, subsequently receiving a lot of buzz and eliciting all sorts of strong reactions and comments. We encourage you to read it here.
So as we celebrate our happy 2nd anniversary, we want to say a special thanks to all of our readers, fans, friends, supporters and contributors who make doing what we do even more rewarding, exciting, and fun. Your presence and participation in this dynamic community is invaluable and the love you have for WYSK means more than you could ever know.