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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.

Albany fashion designer turning heads in NYC

Albany fashion designer turning heads in NYC


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Domestic violence survivor shares story to inspire others

Domestic violence survivor shares story to inspire others


Albany chef refuses to let life's obstacles stop her dream

Local news producer becomes author, national lifestyle and brand expert

Albany woman's balloon business gives 'pop' to special occasions

Troy boudoir studio helping women build self-esteem through art

Many know boudoir as the picturesque-like photography once considered risqué. Today, it's considered art and more females like Lindsay Rae are behind the camera.


Rotterdam cancer survivor finds comfort making blankets for pets in need

A year ago, Kimberly Jackson of Rotterdam had to quit her job because of cancer.


Albany woman's compassion helps urban communities deal with grief

Lisa Good of Albany is a woman who meets people in their darkest hours after they've lost a loved one to violence. If it's hard to imagine how she musters up the courage to do such challenging work, her own story may provide some answers.


Albany-area woman beams on Facebook with Home Shopping Network-like business

Most of us have worked at jobs that didn't excite us. However, finding the job that fuels our passion is what we're really looking for.  For one Albany-area woman, it took quite a while but now she's sitting pretty with her own version of the Home Shopping Network.


Saratoga Springs mom rolling in the 'dough' while staying home for kids

Many moms would love to work from home to be there for their kids. It happened to Casey Dolan of Saratoga Springs, but only after she returned to the thing she loved as a teen. Now, she's rolling in the dough.


Disney half-marathon helps bring Amsterdam mom back into her element

For most of her life, Brie Iannotti was defined by her athleticism. However in 2016 and 2018, her kids were born and the Amsterdam woman dived into motherhood.


Two local authors find courage to write about their experiences

Maleka Jenkins and Sheena Goodine say they rose up from personal experiences to write the books.


RPI grad determined to change the world for others back home

This year's crop of college grads may be leaving school with lots of debt, but in the end, we may be indebted to them. After college, some are taking on social causes and careers that change lives.


Woman talks about how she overcame life's obstacles to graduate RPI

This weekend, students from RPI will graduate. Among those walking across the stage is a young woman who could have easily become a statistic because of the challenges she faced. Instead, she's a star on the court, as a volunteer - and in her quest for a better life.


Woman's nature art a beauty to behold

If you don't live near a body of water or get to behold the beauty of nature, an area woman might be able to help you. Her portraits of nature are quite simply a sight to behold.


Local makeup artist's work seen in movies and publications

While Twilisha McClelland has had success outside of the Capital Region, there's still one celebrity she'd like to work with. Elaine Houston has her story.


Former inmate on gift-giving mission for kids with incarcerated parents

As we give presents this holiday season, one woman hopes we also share the gift of forgiveness with each other -- especially those who have been locked up behind bars.


Scholarship program with Capital Region ties transforming lives in Uganda

Capital Region women are helping young people who might one day change the country of Uganda. The group is already changing their village of Ddegeya. They are studying things helping them become a doctor, a travel agent, a fashion designer.


Woman embodies the true spirit of giving

Marsha Miller still remembers how tough times were growing up in Western New York – and was always touched by the kindness of strangers and never forgot how getting a gift made her feel.


Former WWII WASP from Cohoes fondly recalls service to nation

They were not as celebrated as the men, but their work behind the scenes made it possible for the men to fly off to war and defend our country in World War II. They were called WASP: Women Air Force Service Pilots.


Woman hopes book on painful family dynamics helps other families heal

Families came together on Thanksgiving to share a meal, celebrate their connections and appreciate their blessings. However, for some, family life wasn't ideal. Despite painful family dynamics, one woman hopes to help other families heal.


Mom's idea brings comfort to parents of newborns with big challenges

It was supposed to be the happiest time in her life. Erin Tarbox of East Greenbush was pregnant with her second child -- a little girl. However, her joy soon turned to panic this past April, when her doctors said something was wrong.


Albany woman unleashes creative side through crocheting

Who knows where our experiences will take us? For Dana Brown, when she watched her grandmother crochet, it was just a hobby. Now, the Albany woman has turned that experience into a labor of love.


Albany woman's new funeral home serving others in time of need

There are few things as personal and important as giving a loved one who's passed away a lasting tribute. For years, one woman has been wanting to serve people during their time of need. Now, she has the chance.


Tattoo artist in Clifton Park giving free eyebrows to breast cancer patients

When you think of tattooing, most people see it as a way for people to express themselves through body art. However, one woman is using it to help breast cancer patients feel beautiful.


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Police investigating possible homicide in Troy

Police investigating possible homicide in Troy

New Siena poll finds majority of New Yorkers oppose new license plates

New Siena poll finds majority of New Yorkers oppose new license plates

Pittsfield crash under investigation

Pittsfield crash under investigation

Deadly multi-car crash under investigation in Greene County

Deadly multi-car crash under investigation in Greene County

New safety recommendations to be released after Schoharie limo crash

New safety recommendations to be released after Schoharie limo crash

Albany Police facing a taxing weekend with multiple events and officer shortage

Albany Police facing a taxing weekend with multiple events and officer shortage

New York State Vapor Association to debate new e-cigarette ban

New York State Vapor Association to debate new e-cigarette ban

Hundreds of Barbies collected for children with prosthetics

Hundreds of Barbies collected for children with prosthetics

General Mills voluntarily recalls flour over E. coli concerns

General Mills voluntarily recalls flour over E. coli concerns

Police: Catalytic convertor thief caught red-handed

Police: Catalytic convertor thief caught red-handed

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