Yes Means Yes: California Governor Signs Landmark Sex Assault Law Affecting State Colleges

California becomes first state in the nation “to require all state colleges to adopt a policy of unambiguous, affirmative consent by students engaged in sexual activity.”

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15 Great Moments From My Afternoon With Kirsten Gillibrand & Gloria Steinem

Both women had many profound and inspired moments, here are a few of our favorites…


This Is What Ladylike Looks Like

“Because being a woman, a girl or a lady is associated with many expected and unexpected attributes, actions and qualities.”


Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide

Love to travel? Love chocolate? Then you’re going to L-O-V-E this cross-continental, culinary road map of pure decadence.

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Halle Becker

Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


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]


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]

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SheTaxis: Cabs Exclusively For Women Passengers, Driven By Women Roll Into NYC

September 15, 2014 by

Starting tomorrow, September 16, if you are a woman in need of a taxi in New York City, Westchester County or Long Island, there’s a new livery service app launching just for you. Think Uber, but for women passengers only, and a fleet of cars with women in the driver’s seat wearing pink scarves. The New York Times reported, ... [Read More]


My Cancer Story, A Red Carpet And The Lessons Learned

September 15, 2014 by

By Cathy Liginski - In June of 2010, I was busy being a wife and mother when I was given news that would change my world as I knew it. I was blindsided by a second breast cancer diagnosis (The first diagnosis was 14 years earlier). Thankfully, both were caught early (stage 2 in 1996; stage 1 in 2010) by my being diligent and having yearly checkups and mammograms. ... [Read More]