Nanay Lilian Gordoncillo next to table with dispensers (USAID)

5 ways USAID empowers women as leaders against climate crisis

When they have a seat at the table, women contribute to decisionmaking on natural resources and potential climate solutions.
Portrait of Barbara Watson (© HIAS)

Barbara Watson paved the way for women and Black diplomats

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.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lisa Gelobter sitting and posing for a portrait (© An Rong Xu/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
Man in field holding bundle of rice stalks above his head (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

At 50, Bangladesh lifts millions from poverty

Bangladesh has lifted more than 25 million people out of poverty in the last 15 years. Learn how the United States continues to support the country.
Kamala Harris speaking at lectern in front of American flag backdrop (© Michael Perez/AP Images)

Black women have always been leaders for voting rights

Black women have been leaders in the fight for rights for hundreds of years, paving the way for today's Black Americans in politics.
Woman in military uniform cutting cake (U.S. Air Force/Keith Keel)

American Samoan woman makes history in U.S. Air Force

Jacinta Migo is the first native American Samoan woman to achieve the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Learn more about her service.
Woman in camouflage uniform smiling and standing in front of vehicle (Collection of the National Museum of American Diplomacy)

Patti Morton: Pioneer for women at the U.S. State Department

"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.
Glass portrait of Kamala Harris with Washington Monument in background (© Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

Portrait of Vice President Harris references a shattered ‘glass ceiling’

A portrait made of broken glass displayed on Washington’s National Mall saluted Vice President Kamala Harris as a glass ceiling breaker