Four women filling plastic cans with water from hose (USAID)

Hydrologist Fadji Maina’s path from Niger to NASA

Fadji Maina made history as NASA's first Nigerien scientist. Learn how her childhood inspired her to become a hydrologist and what she's working on.
Two photos: two women about to shake hands; portrait of Rita M. Lopidia (U.S. Institute of Peace)

Advocating for women in a place of conflict

As a child, Rita M. Lopidia learned that women are usually the first victims of political conflict. Now she's won an award for building peace.
Uniformed woman walking through curtains (USCG/Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)

Women are a crucial part of the U.S. military

In all branches of the U.S. military, women serve important roles, from enlisted personnel to four-star generals and admirals.
Woman taking photo with mural on floor in large hall of building (© Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

An inspiring portrait, in person or online

A mural of activist Ida B. Wells was unveiled to mark the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the U.S.
Melania Trump standing in front of White House with group of children (White House/Andrea Hanks)

Kids use art to honor women’s right to vote

First lady Melania Trump and the Office of the White House Curator launched an art exhibition to honor the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
President Trump holding up signed document while sitting at desk surrounded by people (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)

U.S. initiative invests millions to empower women around the world

Ivanka Trump announces $122 million in new U.S. government funding for the W-GDP Initiative, which helps women in business everywhere.
Woman standing in field in front of horses (Courtesy of Rena Alimardanova)

U.S. gives women the POWER to grow businesses globally

The State Department's POWER initiative helps female small-business owners and entrepreneurs around the world. Learn more about the program.
Image of helmeted woman holding staff with flag as cape (State Dept.)video

A huge step forward for women voters turns 100 [video]

The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. Learn how this was the first step to ensuring all women could vote in the U.S.
Female Nepali police saluting (State Dept.)

Want peace and security? Include women in leadership roles.

The State Department plans to promote security by helping women worldwide reach leadership positions in dealing with conflict.