This What Walking In NYC As A Woman Looks Like. Stop Street Harassment!

In 10 hours, more than 100 instances of verbal harassment took place.

This What Walking In NYC As A Woman Looks Like. Stop Street Harassment!

Costume Designing Woman You Should Know… The Legendary Edith Head

Her 35 Oscar nominations and 8 Academy Awards make her the most honored costume designer and most honored woman in any category in Academy Award history, to date.

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Talented Sisters Cover Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Put Dee Snider To Shame

Dany (13 years old on guitar), Pau (11 years old on drums), and Ale (9 years old on bass guitar) of the all-girl band “The Warning” are proving that they can rock just as hard as the big boys.

Talented Sisters Cover Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Put Dee Snider To Shame

Teen Inventor Creates iCPooch, So You Can Video Chat With Your Pets

The idea is not only to help reduce a pet’s anxiety, it also provides owners with the peace of mind of knowing that they can interact with their pets while they’re away from home.

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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No Act Of Kindness Is Too Small

September 18, 2014 by

Some morning inspiration and a small reminder of how a simple act of kindness can go a long way. This came to us via WYSK reader Madeline… “I was standing in line at Starbucks when I turned to the pretty lady next to me and said, ‘your hair is sooo pretty.’ She said, ‘you just made me so happy, because I went through chemo and lost almost all of my hair, ... [Read More]

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Female Medical Inventor Creates Tiny Technologies To Tackle Big Health Issues; Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 17, 2014 by

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, a biomedical engineer, professor at MIT, doctor, scientist, and multidimensional inventor, has been awarded the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for jaw dropping abilities that our brains cannot even begin to fathom. For one, she's applying miniaturization to ... [Read More]

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10 Intriguing Female Revolutionaries You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

September 17, 2014 by

By Kathleen Harris - We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are ... [Read More]

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First African American Woman Promoted To The Rank Of FDNY Fire Lieutenant In 12 Years

September 17, 2014 by

Tracey Lewis, 41 of Brooklyn, will be promoted later this morning, alongside 55 other Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) members. Lewis will be the second ever African American woman firefighter to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the FDNY’s history (and the first in 12 years). Lewis has proudly served ... [Read More]

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Women Of The World, A Random Man Has Life Changing Advice… Smile

September 16, 2014 by

A random man advises a lady to smile more, instantly changing the lives of women everywhere! Thank you Funny or Die for making such a brilliant video about one of our favorite topics, which we've previously discussed here and here. ... [Read More]

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History In Pink: 17 Year Old’s Mission To Unite A New Generation Of Female Leaders

September 16, 2014 by

Women You Should Know is proud to welcome Mary Dwyer as its newest contributor. She'll be sharing her perspectives on feminism and empowerment in relation to issues facing young women today. At just 17 years old, Mary, a high school senior, is the founder of History In Pink, a new site she’s building, ... [Read More]

She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

September 16, 2014 by

Co-directed by journalists Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed, She Started It is a documentary film about the rise of women technology entrepreneurs in the US and Europe. It is estimated that women have formed only 3% of all tech start-ups, and that women run only 4% of fortune 500 companies. In Silicon Valley, women receive less than ... [Read More]

ESPN’s Hannah Storm: “What Exactly Does The NFL Stand For?”

ESPN’s Hannah Storm: “What Exactly Does The NFL Stand For?”

September 15, 2014 by

Hannah Storm delivered this powerful segment on ESPN yesterday morning summing up the horrific past week for the NFL. "Fighting back tears, she spoke about how her excitement for the football season was destroyed Monday morning with the release of the Ray Rice video, and everything that came after it. She discussed the unanswerable ... [Read More]