Did You Know?

September 16, 2011 by

The third Sunday in every September is National Women's Friendship Day. So, this Sunday, September 18th, celebrate the women that you just can't live without.  You know, the ones who you can tell everything to and they will always listen (even when you ramble), the ones you laugh and cry with, the ones who stay when everyone else walks away, and the ones you can count on to tell you exactly how it really ... [Read More]

A Room Of Their Own

September 16, 2011 by

On July 28, 2011 Room H211 in the House of Representatives opened for business.  If you are thinking it's a room for legislators to battle the debt ceiling in, you are wrong. It is far more important than that... it is the new women's bathroom. For the first time in history, and after four years of campaigning, female legislators can now access a bathroom right across the House floor, just as their male ... [Read More]

Astronaut, Researcher, Engineer, Private Pilot & Classical Flutist: Dr. Ellen Ochoa

September 15, 2011 by

Selected by NASA in 1990, Dr. Ellen Ochoa became an astronaut in July 1991, making her the first Hispanic female astronaut and subsequently, the first Hispanic woman to travel into space. As a mission specialist and flight engineer, she logged over 978 hours in space during her four space shuttle missions between 1993 and 2002 - two atmospheric research flights and two missions to the International Space ... [Read More]

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Happy 40th Birthday Nancy!… You Have Ovarian Cancer

September 13, 2011 by

Less than two weeks ago, on September 1, 2011, President Barack Obama officially proclaimed September 2011 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  According to the Ovarian Cancer Institute, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States.  It will strike over 20,000 women this year and nearly half of them will not survive. Its symptoms are vague, resembling ... [Read More]

Are you ready for some football? Kim Williams has you covered 24/7.

September 12, 2011 by

The 2011-2012 National Football League season kicked-off last week on Thursday, September 8th with the Green Bay Packers defeating the New Orleans Saints.  We're not sure if most people think about what actually goes into all of the compelling and stylized programming - nightly news, series, films, etc. - surrounding the NFL.  But, we do.  And thanks to espnW reporter, Whitney Holtzman, we came to discover ... [Read More]

A Tribute to New York City on September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011 by

Although this video is not quite in line with the topics we typically cover, we thought it was a fitting post for today.  It celebrates the beauty of New York, a city and a people that have always shown their strength and resilience... even on the darkest days.  The 9/11 tribute at the end is a beautifully, poetic and reflective moment for this 10th anniversary. ... [Read More]

Beyond Bravery: Soledad O’Brien Documentary Profiles Women First Responders of 9/11

September 9, 2011 by

Women You Should Know would like to thank CNN anchor and special correspondent, Soledad O'Brien, for doing what so few media outlets did over the last decade and what the large majority are still not doing today, ten years later – profiling the women First Responders of 9/11. In her just aired CNN documentary, Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11, Soledad tells the stories of female law enforcement officers, ... [Read More]

“We’re Not Leaving.” – NYPD Officer Carol Paukner, September 11, 2001

September 9, 2011 by

For almost 10 years, NYPD Officer Carol Paukner worked around and inside the World Trade Center patrolling the NYC subway lines that were below the buildings on the concourse level. She knew the area well and a lot of the people who worked there. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Carol and her partner, Tracy Donahoo, a rookie at the time, were assigned to ... [Read More]