Julia A. Pierson, the highest-ranking female agent in the U.S. Secret Service, will be sworn in today at the White House to head the Secret Service, where she has worked for over 30 years.
So who is this fearless leader?
Pierson, 53, has been chief of staff in the director’s office in Washington since 2008. She began her career at the Orlando Police Department before joining the Secret Service three ... [Read More]
This week marked, the mother of modern feminism, Gloria Steinem’s 79th birthday. Regardless of what you may think of the feminist movement, the world, as we know it today wouldn’t be the same without her.
On the frontlines as a journalist, theorist, speaker and activist of issues such as abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment and labor rights, she continues to challenge and inspire us to strive ... [Read More]
March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!
That means you can make today a special day for anything you want... be it creative, meaningful, or quirky.
We've declared ours... so what’s your holiday gonna be? ... [Read More]
Most skin damage happens before the age of 18, but when a girl's skin is most vulnerable, especially in her tween years, there are few skincare products to choose from, and the number of brands using natural ingredients is even slimmer. It is this need that inspired Christy Prunier, a former film executive, and her now twelve year-old daughter, Willa, to start Willa Skincare, ... [Read More]
We've got a spring in our steps today! Why? Because it's the official unveiling of the new WYSK site and we could not be more excited.
The first thing you'll notice is our new look. But our beauty is not just skin deep. The new design showcases all of our content in a more dynamic way, making navigation effortless and giving you more access to the inspiring stories and profiles you love to read and ... [Read More]
Have you ever been walking down the street, lost in thought, when all of a sudden someone shouts out to you, "Smile"? We're not talking about your mother or a photographer, but rather a total stranger, a man just walking by. He thinks it's charming, or a nice thing to say, but on the contrary this type of heckling can be disarming and is even considered by many as "gender based street harassment". It is ... [Read More]
This sounds like a fairy tale, but believe it or not Walt Disney was ahead of its time when it came to talking about vaginas. In 1946, Disney was commissioned by the Cello-Cotton company (who made Kotex feminine napkins) to produce a film called The Story of Menstruation, which mentioned the word vagina for the very first time on film. The 10-minute animated film was never distributed to movie theaters, but ... [Read More]
By Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Associate Director - The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
I am a "first" for Women You Should Know. I am the first woman recommended to WYSK by her husband.
As a feminist and activist for gender equality, I am proud of that title. Equality is, after all, not only a goal for women. It is a people goal, one I want as much for my daughter as for my ... [Read More]