10 reasons to invest in women and girls

Investing in women and girls improves a society and country — from health to the economy. Here are 10 reasons why leaders must make a smart investment.

Famous (and not-so-famous) refugees making a difference

Here are some notable examples of famous (and not-so famous) refugees who resettled in the U.S., and went on to achieve success.

How far will her success ripple out to others?

Education is a key path to women's empowerment. When girls and women are able to go to school and learn, their families and societies benefit.
Mark Zuckerberg (© AP Images)

Influential people and the books that influenced them

Books can have a big impact on us and our lives. Here is a look at the books that have meant the most to five prominent people.

Why do more women than men live in poverty?

The Beijing Platform for Action, developed at a 1995 United Nations conference, sets an agenda for women’s empowerment and identified 12 critical areas of concern....
Drawing of two men exchanging bribe while flashlight shines on money (State Department/Doug Thompson)

Stopping corruption might seem impossible. But there are simple ways to...

Every year, $3.5 trillion is paid in bribes or stolen by corrupt officials. Stopping graft might seem impossible. But there are simple ways to fight it.

Great things happen when tech women get together

Talented women in the tech field sometimes have a hard time finding the mentoring and support they need. The TechWomen initiative is working to change that...
Face painted over pothole in street (Twitter)

Satire: The best way to expose corruption or injustice?

If you can find a way to entertain people as well as inform them about a serious issue, you may have a powerful tool for change at your disposal.
Alyssa Carson in astronaut suit, with helmet in hand (Facebook)

Will she be the first person on Mars?

“I am the Mars Generation,”  wrote 13-year-old Alyssa Carson on Facebook in January. She wants to be the first person to set foot on the...