Emily Howell

Emily Howell Warner Was The First Woman Who Could Say, “This Is Your Captain Speaking…”

July 12, 2016 by

How many times have you gotten on a plane and had a woman come over the cabin P.A. to make the official cockpit intro, "This is your captain speaking..."? Rarely to never (depending on how often you fly). That's because by current industry estimates there are only around 450 women airline captains worldwide. ... [Read More]


Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

July 11, 2016 by

When we first featured illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky on WYSK last year, she was working on a series called Women In Science, a collection of spectacular illustrations highlighting the contributions of notable women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Now, those illustrations, ... [Read More]


What Attending The United State Of Women Summit Meant To This 12-Year-Old Aspiring Astronaut

July 11, 2016 by

On June 1st, we proudly profiled 12-year-old Taylor Richardson, an aspiring astronaut from Jacksonville, Florida who is on a determined mission to be the first African American woman to travel to Mars. Two weeks later, the 6th grade honors student, triathlete, Girl Scout, literacy advocate, anti-bullying crusader, and changemaker ... [Read More]

Why I Hope My Daughter Doesn’t Say “Sorry”

July 8, 2016 by

By Kelly Burch - Most women have decided it is better to apologize too often than to risk not saying “sorry” enough. I was boarding a flight from Chicago to Boston with my 18-month-old daughter when the apologies began. “Sorry,” she said, as we bumbled down the aisle, brushing against passengers who were already in their seats. “Sorry.” As we made our way to the back of the plane, the baby ... [Read More]


These Girl Scouts Share Their Inspiring Plans For Building A Better World

July 8, 2016 by

This feel-good video, which features a number of Girl Scouts from across the country talking about their respective plans for building a better world, showcases the positive impact girls can have on their communities and the world when they take action and lead. It accompanies news just announced this week that the first-ever Girl Scout float is set to debut in the ... [Read More]


Veteran Police Officer Nakia Jones Delivers Powerful Response To Fatal Shooting Of Alton Sterling

July 7, 2016 by

Veteran Ohio Police Officer Nakia Jones, who joined the force in 1996 and wears "that blue uniform proudly," posted an impassioned response to the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling on her Facebook page yesterday. Over the course of her 7-minute video, she delivers a powerful message. ... [Read More]


12-Year-Old Girl Writes Fierce Party Invitation To Little Sister’s Bullies

July 7, 2016 by

When 12-year-old Ava learned that her little sister was being picked on and bullied at school, she took matters into her own hands and created this party invitation intended for the trio of bullies. While the front of Ava's invite looks sweet, bearing a heart on pink paper, it’s actually a fierce note through which she invites “Elke, Grace and Ashley” to “stop being jerks" ... [Read More]


Both Born Deaf, Bonded By Love, Girl Teaches Her Four-Legged Best Friend Sign Language

July 7, 2016 by

"Meet PHS alum Walter and his little girl Julia. They share an incredible bond. Both were born deaf. Julia and Walter play together. Walter helps Julia with her homework and Julia teaches Walter sign language. Walter is Julia’s best friend." -  Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, via their Facebook page PS - Walter is a 7-month-old ... [Read More]