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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.

Entrepreneur's Troy restaurant has right blend for success

Entrepreneur's Troy restaurant has right blend for success


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Loan fund helping women and minorities start businesses

Loan fund helping women and minorities start businesses


Guilderland school principal unwittingly rallies community in cancer battle

Lenox woman 'ticked-off' by harmful bug sprays creates natural repellent

Domestic violence survivor brings her message of hope cross-country

Albany fashion designer turning heads in NYC

This is a very busy week for designer Sherry Ellis of Honey B's Boutiques. The Albany-native has been invited to Fashion Week in New York City as an up-and-coming designer.


Domestic violence survivor shares story to inspire others

Anna Smith is living her best life. She leads a mortgage team at PrimeLending in Saratoga Springs that's been nominated, "Saratoga's Best Lender."


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

Emrys Young is living her dream. She has a new restaurant, a second one opening soon and she just launched a new seasoning line. However, the real story is what it took for her to get where she is. When some said give up, she refused.


Local news producer becomes author, national lifestyle and brand expert

It's great to see a hometown person go big and succeed. Jené Luciani is one such woman but, some of you may already know her- if you shop on QVC or have tuned in to the Today Show. 


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

If you said Antoinette Young was full of hot air, chances are she wouldn't get mad at you. That's because it's all part of her dream to make your celebration "pop!"


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.


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Violence in Albany

Violence in Albany

Cooking Chicken Contadina with Jill & Greg

Cooking Chicken Contadina with Jill & Greg

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Schodack

Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Schodack

Hope Ale named and brewed to honor breast cancer fighters, survivors and victims

Hope Ale named and brewed to honor breast cancer fighters, survivors and victims

Victim hospitalized after Albany stabbing

Victim hospitalized after Albany stabbing

Albany police identify homicide victim

Albany police identify homicide victim

State lawmakers push to get their bills signed into law

State lawmakers push to get their bills signed into law

FIRST ON 13: Motel owned by family that operated crashed limo ordered shutdown

FIRST ON 13: Motel owned by family that operated crashed limo ordered shutdown

Gansevoort man admits to child pornography charges

Gansevoort man admits to child pornography charges

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