Today’s Google Doodle Salute To Sally Ride Is Spectacular

A brilliant tribute to one of our nation’s most revered and pioneering trailblazers.

Sally Ride & her Space Shuttle Challenger crewmates. Photo copyright: NASA

For The Forgotten Women Who Selflessly And Bravely Served Our Country

Women have always volunteered in defense of our nation, but many of their contributions have been forgotten and are not recorded in today’s history books.


Moina Michael: The Woman Behind The Memorial Poppy To Honor Fallen Soldiers

How the red poppy became one of the world’s most recognized memorial symbols for soldiers who have died in conflict.

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It’s “Don’t Fry Day”… Be Sure To Slip, Slop, Slap, and Wrap When You’re Outdoors

To encourage sun safety awareness, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as “Don’t Fry Day”

Concept of summer accessories as hat, sun-glasses and bag on white background

Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

The 2015 Women In The World Summit,  Lincoln Center, New York City; 4/23/2015

Our Unforgettable Encounter With A Woman Of Immeasurable Courage… Meet Vian Dakheel Saeed

April 24, 2015 by

Feeling an equal mix of utter inspiration and gut-wrenching devastation over what women still have to endure all over the world, our experience at the Sixth Annual Women In The World Summit yesterday was beyond our wildest expectations, and one that touched us all in the most profound ways. Of everything that we saw ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday: How To Grow Herbs And Veggies In 5-Gallon Buckets

For decades, immigrants have found resourceful ways of growing things often in the most unlikely of places when a city’s tight spaces didn’t accommodate traditional gardening... like in buckets on fire-escapes! Over 100 years ago, my grandfather, an immigrant from Racalmuto, Sicily, came to America with empty pockets, but a head filled with dreams ... [Read More]


A Message to My 8-Year-Old Self

April 23, 2015 by

By Amy Ellrod - Have you ever thought about what it would be like to go back in time or to send a message to your younger self with perspective you’ve gained along the way? I think about that sometimes. Here’s why. When I was 8 years old, I dreamed of being popular. Movies like Can't Buy Me Love and Adventures in Babysitting showed me ... [Read More]

102-Year-Old Alice Barker, A Former Dancer, Sees Herself on Film For the Very First Time… And It’s Wonderful

102-Year-Old Alice Barker, A Former Dancer, Sees Herself on Film For the Very First Time… And It’s Wonderful

April 22, 2015 by

"Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson." Although Alice danced in many movies, commercials ... [Read More]


Alison Leiby On Catcalling, Women’s Mags, The Glass Ceiling, And Cake…

April 22, 2015 by

Meet the woman who has brought an earthquaking level of loud, unrestrained laughter to our office. Her name is Alison Leiby and she's a stand-up comic and writer in New York (ps - she really likes wine). We just started following her on Twitter, and it's one of the best decisions we have ever made... today. Here are some of her Tweets that we loved, ... [Read More]

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It’s Earth Day… Meet Rachel Carson, The Woman Who Inspired Modern Environmentalism In 1962

April 22, 2015 by

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a campaign created in 1970 to "force environmental protection onto the national political agenda." It has since grown to be a movement that is credited as "the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe." More than a billion people participate in Earth Day each year, and we want you to ... [Read More]


Sophie Thomas Updates Us On Her “Feminist” T-Shirt Campaign; School Superintendent Emerges As The Real “Offensive” One

April 21, 2015 by

Last week, Women You Should Know broke the news of Sophie Thomas, the 13-year-old eighth grader from Ohio, who had her “feminist” t-shirt blacked out in her class photo by her middle school principal for being "offensive." Since, Sophie’s story has been shared and ... [Read More]


Happy Birthday Belle Case La Follette… Another Kickass Trailblazer We Never Learned About

April 21, 2015 by

It’s truly baffling that women’s history is presented, far too often, in a painfully boring way, especially when the women who made said history were anything but boring. So with the help of a clever video-short from the Wisconsin Media Lab, this is our ode to Belle Case La Follette, a kickass woman who made her voice heard ... [Read More]