Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.
Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.
The United States is a partner with more than 30 countries around the world through the Sister Parks program, promoting environmental conservation.
Muslim actors, directors, singers and comedians are representing their experiences more authentically in Hollywood and on Broadway. Learn more here.
Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
Black women have been leaders in the fight for rights for hundreds of years, paving the way for today's Black Americans in politics.
In a year marked by natural disasters and a global pandemic, the American Red Cross has seen a surge in volunteers who want to save lives.
"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.