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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.

Niskayuna teen 'handwrites' big success story

Niskayuna teen 'handwrites' big success story


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

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


New York State trooper encourages others to join the force

Fashion designer vows Capital Region return

70-year-old grandma deadlifting like a pro

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.


Woman honors grandma by sharing tea tradition

A Delmar woman is honoring her grandmother by way of a family tradition. It’s a tradition she hopes to share with more than family.


Saratoga Springs woman flying high and serving her country

A local woman literally spends much of her time with her head in the clouds, traveling to some of the far reaches of the world. Now, she’s sharing those adventures in a book aimed at inspiring little girls.


Woman's mission is helping others eat healthily

ALBANY - Sharon Lastique is smiling on the inside. It happens whenever someone orders from her café, Healthy on Lark. She says it's an opportunity for people to choose to eat clean.


GE engineer has dreams of changing the world

They are often presented as victims, as submissive, passive, oppressed women. We are talking about Muslim women. However, an area woman puts all those stereotypes to shame.


Woman transforms true passion into fulfilling reality

For many people, what they do for a living is just a job to them. However, for one local woman, the typical job wasn’t working. It took her a while, but she finally found her passion.


Guyana native living American dream

Bridget Singh Liebson moved to the United States from Guyana in 1983. After achieving her American dream, she's getting ready to finally earn her GED at age 56 and is thinking about college.


Fierce advocate always ready to tackle life’s challenges

Sometimes, the education we seek comes from many forms. For one woman, the knowledge she gained came not only from her studies, but from unforeseen circumstances as well. However, she says she’s all the better for it.


Woman cuts through chainsaw boundaries with unique art

Anytime you think of someone using a chainsaw, you probably think of a man. However, one woman is cutting through that perception through her amazing and unique art.


Woman’s kindhearted approach helps Watervliet students

Geraldine Ferris is a petite woman, but for the past 20 years, she’s had an extremely big heart when it comes to helping students at Watervliet Elementary School get the best education.


Debate continues over points made in Ivanka Trump's new book

Debate continues over the new book written by Ivanka Trump. It’s called, "Women Who Work." With her stature and access to the White House, some say Trump has the opportunity to help change the workplace for women, but they say her book missed the mark.


UAlbany senior achieves internet fame with haircare videos

It’s a topic that continues to cause debate – the policing of black women’s hair. For years, many black women straightened their hair because they weren’t accepted with their natural hair. Now, there’s a movement to go natural and one woman is helping to lead the charge.


Menands group helps girls get prom dresses

Carol Darmetko said her prom was great. But the memory of what it took for her to get to her high school prom is still fresh in her mind.


Sage College student learns value of volunteering

When Katie Gnirrep graduates from Sage College next year, she'll walk out with more than a degree. She'll also have learned invaluable lessons that will last her a lifetime.


One-stop website brings culture, nightlife to black community

Recent reports say millennials are a group we should all be paying attention to because of their size and influence. They want to live in a place with not only good jobs and great public transportation, but they want a city that offers a culture and nightlife. They’re also quick to start something they feel a city is lacking.


Local woman making name for herself in graphics and printing

Lori Squadere does things in a big way.


Local woman runs to raise money for asthma sufferers

Running is something Pilar Arthur-Snead never, ever envisioned herself doing.


Kids' boutique a vision of beauty

Tantrums Spa and Boutique in Crossgates Mall is a sight to behold. The walls are brightly colored. Music from "Frozen" along with other pop songs bellows from the back of the store. Along with nails, the little girls can dip their tiny toes into one of many basins, while sitting on a hot pink sofa.


Women coming together to celebrate breast cancer survival

A big party is slated for April 8 for a select group of women. It is a group no one would volunteer to be a part of. However, many say they will celebrate life more because they are a survivor.


UAlbany student’s way with words getting noticed by big names

She writes about social issues for MTV, blogs about Taylor Swift, is about to get a job with a big media and financial group and she's still in college.


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In Depth: Prison parenting

In Depth: Prison parenting

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

Donald Trump

7.1 magnitude quake kills 104 as buildings crumble in Mexico

7.1 magnitude quake kills 104 as buildings crumble in Mexico

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Tax mutiny in Guilderland

Tax mutiny in Guilderland

Foster mom accused of biting foster kid

Anna Livingston

Bennington police say a foster mom bit her 9-year-old foster child. Anna Livingston is now charged with domestic assault and cruelty to a child under 10.

Albany considers municipal internet

Albany considers municipal internet

Shen, Clifton Park agree on conceptual land sale deal

Shen, Clifton Park agree on conceptual land sale deal

Albany Medical Center breaks ground on new Latham campus

Albany Medical Center breaks ground on new Latham campus

Siena student facing child pornography charges

Siena student facing child pornography charges

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