First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are not the first educators to take on ceremonial White House roles.
Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
Being asked by the president to represent America as ambassador to another nation is the job and honor of a lifetime. Learn how one becomes an ambassador.
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.
An open government is vital to democracy. Learn how the U.S. government ensures the public has access to information supporting its decisions.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Learn about her background and the new challenges she'll face.
Learn more about the members of President Biden's Cabinet, their areas of responsibility and where they traditionally sit during meetings.
"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.
For Women's History Month, we salute these trailblazers who gave women in the United States a voice on the world's diplomatic stage.