Sammi Siegel, Emma Axelrod, and Elena Tsemberis

Women Talk: 10+ Questions With Three Leaders Of Tomorrow

On the heels of the game changing announcement that a woman, CNN's Candy Crowley, will moderate the second presidential debate on October 16, Women You Should Know spoke with the three NJ high school students - Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel, and Elena Tsemberis - who launched, the now successful, Change.org campaign asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a female moderator, the first in two decades, for the 2012 election year....
Irom Sharmila

11 Years of Hunger: Irom Sharmila, the “Iron Lady of Manipur”

Irom Chanu Sharmila, born March 14, 1972, is a political and civil rights activist, poet, and journalist from Manipur, India. She has been on a hunger strike since November 2, 2000, to protest against the misuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act of 1958 (AFSPA) by the paramilitary forces. Today, Sharmila is the world's longest hunger striker, not having consumed food or water for over 11 years. ...
Anita Hill Testifies

A Woman You Should Not Forget… Anita Hill

On October 11, 1991 then 35-year-old, University of Oklahoma law professor, Anita Hill stepped before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and changed the workplace for women forever. The Thomas-Hill hearings were the catalyst that brought the issues of sexual harassment and women's rights in the workplace to the public's attention. ...