It’s World Water Day: Water Is Equality

Investing in water and sanitation actually helps improve equality, which helps stimulate the economy…

Women carrying water in Rajasthan

Two Mumbai Women Rap Against Rape

“As a nation, India is 1000 shades of fabulous and yet there are still 999 issues that hold us back. This is a piece that addresses all that needs immediate fixing – particularly for women!“

Two Mumbai Women Rap Against Rape

Fix-It Friday: Spring Home Maintenance Tips… DIY On The Inside And Out

Home improvement pro Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally takes us through DIY prep for the new season… and we’re talking way more than the basic spring-cleaning.

home in spring

Happy Birthday Senda Berenson, The “Mother Of Women’s Basketball”

A perfect trifecta… it’s March Madness, Women’s History Month and the birthday of Senda Berenson, the “Mother of Women’s Basketball.”



Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


There’s a Worldwide Campaign To Get Facebook To Drop “Ugly” And “Fat” Status Emoticons, Because #FatIsNotAFeeling

March 10, 2015 by

Emoticons have become a new language, a way to express oneself in today’s digital world. But body image activists are saying no to Facebook’s “fat” and “ugly” emoticons with petitions to get the social media giant to remove these options from it’s list ... [Read More]


In the Wake Of The 114-Year-Old School’s Earth-shattering News, 2012 Sweet Briar College Alumna Speaks Out

March 9, 2015 by

Headlines were made last week regarding the decision by the board of directors of Sweet Briar College to close the single-sex school as a result of "insurmountable financial challenges." Sweet Briar College has provided a haven for young women for 114 years by allowing them to explore, ... [Read More]


An Inspiring Night At The Movies: WYSK To Host NYC Screening Of The Empowerment Project

March 9, 2015 by

Women You Should Know is excited and honored to be hosting the New York City screening of the highly acclaimed documentary The Empowerment Project. The inspiring night will kick-off with a pre-party, followed immediately by the screening, and will close with an engaging chat lead by our special guests, the film's Writer/Director Sarah Moshman and ... [Read More]

Young Americans Quizzically Ask… Where Are All The Girls On The Money?

Young Americans Quizzically Ask… Where Are All The Girls On The Money?

March 9, 2015 by

A month ago, we proudly broke the news on an ambitious social media campaign, Women On 20s, that aims to get a woman’s face on U.S. paper currency for the first time ever. We are thrilled to have been the very first media outlet to tell their inspiring story, and we are equally thrilled that we weren't the only one to cover this great catalyst of potential historic change. ... [Read More]

YouTube Launches #DearMe Campaign For International Women’s Day

YouTube Launches #DearMe Campaign For International Women’s Day

March 8, 2015 by

In celebration of International Women's Day, YouTube has launched the #DearMe initiative, urging women to share advice they would give to their younger selves. The campaign was created to inspire and empower young girls everywhere. YouTube is appealing to anyone who wants to participate,"We all know that growing up is tough. ... [Read More]


This International Women’s Day, Celebrate Women’s Work

March 8, 2015 by

By Megan Reilly Cayten - I love men. Big fan of them. I have an extraordinary father, a husband I adore, and two sweet little boys. I created a company dedicated to investing in women and girls not because I have anything against men, but because I want my little company to have the biggest and best possible impact on the lives of people ... [Read More]


Healing Grief With Kindness: One Woman’s Search For Meaning After The Loss Of Her Newborn

March 6, 2015 by

By Kristin Fitzgerald-Zita - The last thing you imagine when you head off to the hospital to have your baby is never bringing him home. As a chronic worrier I admit I did think something might happen to me during delivery, but I always believed that the healthy baby boy I was carrying was perfectly safe. ... [Read More]


Salvation Army Uses Viral Dress To Make Statement About Domestic Abuse

March 6, 2015 by

As reported by AdWeek, "Today, The Salvation Army in South Africa released what just might be the most harrowing take on the viral phenomenon - in the form of a domestic abuse PSA." Headline reads: "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?" Copy reads: "The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in 6 women are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against ... [Read More]