Nancy Ramondo

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]

FDNY Firefighter Regina Wilson_on 9.11.01

Imagine Being 1 Of Only 29 Women In A Workforce Of Over 10,000… Regina Wilson Lives This Reality Every Day

September 8, 2011 by

Meet Regina Wilson. Up until her late twenties, Regina's professional story was one that a lot of women can relate to. She was working in a corporate job, in real estate specifically, just going through the motions. Not only did she find her work unfulfilling, ... [Read More]

WYSK Profile: Brenda Berkman

September 7, 2011 by

Captain Berkman retired from the New York City Fire Department in 2006 after 25 years of service, which included her critical role as a first responder to the World Trade Center disaster site on September 11, 2001 and in the many months following.  She began her career in the fire service after winning the federal sex discrimination lawsuit she initiated that resulted in the hiring of New York City's first ... [Read More]

Thousands of Women You Should Know

September 7, 2011 by

This, our first post, should not be misread or misinterpreted as somehow us trying to separate the women from the men.  It is not about that nor will this site ever be about that.  Rather, it is an opportunity for us to do our very small part in contributing to historic accuracy and to tell you about the thousands of first responder Women You Should Know in a single post, through the inspirational stories ... [Read More]