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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.

Domestic violence victims share their stories to help others

Domestic violence victims share their stories to help others


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Catholic Charities hard at work helping others during pandemic

Catholic Charities hard at work helping others during pandemic


Albany business combines hula-hoop and fitness fun

Woman lends a helping hand to people in tough times

Albany-native, 21, makes a name for herself in spa care

Non-profit with free books for kids seeks to expand community outreach

At a time when parents are worried about their kids' education because of hybrid learning, remote learning, and especially in-person learning because of the pandemic, two women continue their work of helping all kids become better readers.


Glenville woman honored for senior work credits community

Realizing some seniors were concerned about venturing out to the grocery store during the pandemic, Vicki Hillis, the Director of Human Services at Glenville Senior Center, put together a group of grocery shopping volunteers. She got 60 of them in two days.


Schenectady woman living entrepreneurship dream

Janet Tanguay has helped dozens of women accomplish their dreams of entrepreneurship for years. Then the phrase "put your money where your mouth is" started to apply to her.


Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard offers special service for soldiers

Kerry Lawson honored this nation by serving in the Air Force. Now she is honoring those taking their final rest by making sure they get the send-off they deserve.


Pandemic, cancer won’t hold woman back from Albany dream job

Jennifer Martin worked in the field of medicine for much of her career. However, having to be on the other side as a patient was overwhelming.


Renaissance woman proves naysayers wrong while living her dreams

Jill McManus is a renaissance woman, having accomplished many things and living her dreams. However, the things she's succeeded in she did so after being told she couldn't.


Schaghticoke woman set to open her 1st restaurant amid pandemic

A Capital Region woman will soon be opening her first restaurant in her hometown of Schaghticoke. NewsChannel 13’s Today’s Woman has been making people happy, by way of her cooking, since she was a teenager.


Albany woman's restaurant gives soul food tropical flair

A local woman is giving soul food a tropical flair. It's the perfect combination at her Albany restaurant.


Hair care line helps black women embrace natural beauty

New York in 2019 became the second state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles. Those laws pertain particularly to blacks who have been discriminated against in the workplace based on their hair texture and styles such as braids and cornrows.


Lansingburgh boutique owner helping women a continent away

When the pandemic hit, it wasn't just local businesses that were affected. For one business, a group of women a continent away are also feeling the pinch as our economy takes a tumble.


Skateboarding helps transform a life in Albany's South End

Growing up being called the "weird girl" was pretty common for Chantelleigh Graham.


Woman highlights Troy businesses to help promote community unity

A former "Today's Woman" who spends her time highlighting businesses in downtown Troy through walking tours is still trying to help those businesses despite this pandemic. However, coronavirus changed all of that, putting those businesses in a bind on many levels.


RPI student overcomes major medical setbacks to earn PhD

The human spirit is able to persevere and overcome obstacles in ways that often surprise us. That is the story of a young woman who came to RPI to earn a bachelor's degree. A setback caused her to leave school, but this month she adds a PhD to her bachelor's and master's.


Maryland friends a hit with hair accessories to match designer face masks

Two friends from Maryland with a goal of keeping people safe during this pandemic have come up with a product that promotes safety and fashion, and Albany residents are among those striking a pose.


RPI grad reflects on how daunting journey helped her grow

Angelle Edwards has always had a lot of responsibility. The oldest of four, she was the first in the family to go off to college, so failure was not an option.


Saratoga Springs teacher's care packets help keep classroom connections

During this pandemic, we are finding out how important a connection to others really is. That is illustrated by the extraordinary efforts made by one woman to make sure her students are doing okay in this time of coronavirus.


Albany hair salon owner's wig idea takes off during pandemic

If you've been on social media, you've no doubt seen those funny posts of what people look like now that they've been unable to go to a hair salon because of coronavirus.


Food van quickly pivots to fruit and veggie house calls

Chances are you've seen the Field Goods vans on the road, but the fact they're still out there providing fresh fruits and vegetables in this time of coronavirus is due to some quick thinking on the part of the founder, Donna Williams.


Granville High senior helping keep classmates' spirits up

Normally this time of year, students are thinking about the senior prom and graduation. However, the coronavirus has put a big question mark on those special rites of passage.  


Woman's business specializes in gun lessons for women

Karen Butler still remembers what it was like when she first learned to shoot a gun.


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State police close portion of I-90 due to multiple car accidents

State police close portion of I-90 due to multiple car accidents

City of Albany hosts Halloween events for residents

City of Albany hosts Halloween events for residents

Record Crowd at Trunk or Treat

Record Crowd at Trunk or Treat

Cuomo: NY state has third-lowest coronavirus infection rate in U.S.

Cuomo: NY state has third-lowest coronavirus infection rate in U.S.

Albany County reports 53 new COVID-19 cases

Albany County reports 53 new COVID-19 cases

Corinth man pleads guilty in Saratoga Springs crash that critically injured his 7-year-old son

Corinth man pleads guilty in Saratoga Springs crash that critically injured his 7-year-old son

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Landlord attempting to get rent money that wasn't paid during the pandemic

Landlord attempting to get rent money that wasn't paid during the pandemic

Saratoga County early voting sites extend weekend hours

Saratoga County early voting sites extend weekend hours

Special PPE for instruments keeps Empire State Youth Orchestra playing

Special PPE for instruments keeps Empire State Youth Orchestra playing

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