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Elaine Houston presents a new Today's Women segment every Thursday on NewsChannel 13 Live at 5:30. You can contact Elaine at ehouston@wnyt.com.

Persistence pays off for creator of all-weather blanket

Persistence pays off for creator of all-weather blanket


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Woman turns cosmetology into an 'experience' for clients

Woman turns cosmetology into an 'experience' for clients


Woman celebrates 50 years of doing hair in Albany's black community

Woman giving others the confidence and skills to protect themselves

Calendar makes a business of highlighting working women

Women prepare to march in solidarity one year later

This weekend, women throughout the Capital Region will be commemorating the Women's March of last January. As the crowds began to swell last year, women across the country declared that this was more than a Women's March -- it was a movement.


Pittsfield woman belts out the blues

When Gina Coleman sings, you feel it down to your toes. She says that's what the blues does. It makes you feel it.


Daycare owner's dream is music to her ears

Jazmin Brown is living her dream as owner of Jazzy Kids Care in Green Island. The daycare also offers piano lessons for its kids twice a week.


Woman's goal is to help others look and feel their best

Kim Comiskey has always wanted to make women look and feel good. It's a dream that began when she was just a little girl.


Albany woman gives back by spotlighting crafts a world away

Brenda Rosenbaum says Mayan women living in Guatemala are underdogs, abused, poor, and oppressed. She's not repeating something she's read – she's talking about something she knows.


Woman helps others realize dreams of home ownership

Bonnie Hayden of Pittsfield still marvels at having her own piece of the rock – her home. It's a miracle she thought would never happen.


Capital Region woman keeps the news going

Meghan Phalen is under deadline. In newspaper jargon, she's putting the paper to bed. As editor of the Greenwich Journal and Salem Press for the past three years, the news has been her life since she bought the publications from the previous owner.


Woman takes comfort food on the road

As the fall temps drop, we turn to comfort food. However, you might be surprised to find that kind of food on a food truck. One local woman is betting you'll like those dishes.


Young chocolate shop owner following in family's footsteps

Family members are often expected to follow in the family business. However, one young woman thought about it long and hard before realizing she could make her dreams come true by keeping it all in the family.


UAlbany Student Association president on mission to change race relations

The best way to change race relations in this country is to start on college campuses. That's what Jerlisa Fontaine, the new president of the Student Association at the University at Albany, believes. She's the first woman to be elected Student Association president in 17 years and the first African American woman.


Skidmore student bringing equity, inclusion and equality to forefront

Skidmore College has launched a diversity series called, "In It." It is a series of lectures and special events that are designed to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus and throughout the community.


Woman 'cooks up' unique path from corporate world to restaurant kitchen

Aneesa Waheed is never more comfortable than when she's cooking at her Troy restaurant, Tara Kitchen. The decor is colorful and the Moroccan dishes are aromatic. However, her beginnings in the kitchen growing up in India and assisting her mom were not so successful -- so she chose a career in the corporate world and headed to New York City. She soon found all that glitters was not gold.


Woman turns single jar into fledgling business

How do you work, take care of your family, but then have time to live your passion? One woman found the perfect ingredient to make it all happen.


Dessert business proving sweet for Kinderhook woman

Marjan Beebe is living the sweet life – and it all started with a challenge from her date after she tasted the apple pie he'd ordered.


Niskayuna teen 'handwrites' big success story

It’s a surprise to many how cursive writing is now considered by some people as no longer relevant. Keyboards and technology are said to blame. While Anna Williams loves to text, this teen makes it her business to remind people that one of the best ways of communicating is with a letter written with a good pen.


Couple foregoes big wedding to help build labor clinic in faraway land

Most brides go for the big wedding with lots of bridesmaids, the expensive dress, the cake, pictures and more. However, an Albany woman decided to give up all of that to help people in a faraway land. She also invited her friends to do the same.


New York State trooper encourages others to join the force

Trooper Lisa MacLauchlin is in her element when she’s meeting people and sharing why she thinks joining the New York State Police is a great job.


Fashion designer vows Capital Region return

We often hear young people say they have to leave the area in order to live their dreams. A young woman is determined, despite these challenges, to come back to her hometown.


70-year-old grandma deadlifting like a pro

She was content to just go to the gym and lift a few weights to stay in shape. That’s until she met a trainer who suggested she try lifting something heavier.


Schenectady woman shares meaningful discovery through art

A Schenectady woman is crediting art with helping her discover who she is and now she’s hoping it will do the same for others.


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Crews battle fire in East Schodack

Crews battle fire in East Schodack

Fire hits Wendy's in Colonie

Fire hits Wendy's in Colonie

Pressure to limit opioid prescriptions gains steam

Pressure to limit opioid prescriptions gains steam

Florida shooting victims remembered in Troy

Florida shooting victims remembered in Troy

Whitehall Olympian banged up but ready to go

Whitehall Olympian banged up but ready to go

Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

Closing arguments in ex-Cuomo aide trial could be next week

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

NY lawmakers to review regulations on Bitcoin

NY lawmakers to review regulations on Bitcoin

NY extends order for kids' flu shots given by pharmacists

NY extends order for kids' flu shots given by pharmacists

Legislators, students urge passage of background checks

Legislators, students urge passage of background checks

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