2 photos of chef drizzling frosting on pastry and posing with baked goods (© Chelsea Eldon)

How a chef in The Bahamas empowers others

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs alumna Chanté Basden is passing business skills along to others while also expanding her bakery.
Ida B. Wells has been honored for her outstanding and courageous reporting on lynching in America. Read on to learn more about her work and legacy.

Ida B. Wells receives posthumous Pulitzer Prize

Ida B. Wells has been honored for her outstanding and courageous reporting on lynching in America. Read on to learn more about her work and legacy.
Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy in front of background labeled 'Time 100' (© Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

LGBTQI+ champions in South and Central Asia

Four activists lead efforts to protect the human rights of the LGBTQI+ community through art, litigation and public service
Person cutting end of knotted thread from embroidered cloth (© Two Neighbors)

Israeli and Palestinian women weave peace through fashion

Their tagline is "peace through the eye of a needle." Learn how the Two Neighbors fashion company is creating jobs while changing hearts and minds.
North Korean defector Lee Hyeonseo (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Outside North Korea, this defector found a new world

When she was 17, Lee Hyeonseo escaped into China while famine ravaged North Korea. After a decade of hiding, she now shares her story to raise awareness of other defectors.
Two women on baseball field smiling (© Joseph Guzy/Miami Marlins)

Changing the game: U.S. women in sports management

Several women are working in senior management positions for major U.S. sports franchises historically dominated by men.
Affiong Williams standing in profile, smiling (Bobby Neptune for USAID)

Affiong Williams’ ReelFruit: Creating jobs along with healthy snacks

Learn how a Nigerian woman is creating jobs through a U.S.-backed program that helped her grow her dried fruit-and-nut business.
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Enterprising African businesswomen make their mark

From designing gowns and luxury handbags to producing healthier rice and making adorable dolls, enterprising African women help communities prosper.

It’s one of the U.S. military’s hardest tests. These women passed...

Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver spent eight grueling weeks in swamps, forests and mountains to become U.S. Army Rangers.