Cartoon of woman holding torch walking over United States (Hy Mayer/Creative Commons)

The women who demanded the vote

Without the right to vote, today’s women couldn't run major corporations, serve in the military and hold public office. Here's how they did it.
Malala Yousafzai, in red headscarf, holding microphone (© Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.
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.
Woman with groceries walking past American flag mural (© Gregory Bull/AP Images)

U.S. firms get creative to attract consumers

The world relies on American consumers' spending power. Learn how certain American retail sectors are surviving in the wake of COVID-19.
Sandra Cauffman seated, at microphone (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Her improbable dream led to NASA

Learn how watching American astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 landing on the moon inspired a 7-year-old Costa Rican girl to pursue a career at NASA.
Women walking down hallway with American flags on stands (TOMODACHI Initiative)

Indo-Pacific friendship from U.S.-Japanese exchange

The TOMODACHI Initiative connects thousands of young American and Japanese students with opportunities to learn about each other's cultures.
Melania Trump and Mike Pompeo standing in center of line of women on stage (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Iranians honored at Women of Courage awards

Women of Iran receive special recognition for their persistent fight for their rights at the 2019 International Women of Courage Awards.
Teenage girls and a woman sitting and smiling at someone on a stage (Aziza Ibragimova/Almaty Maker Space)

Their coding can change the world [video]

International Day of the Girl celebrates the achievements of young women on October 11. Meet a team of Kazakhstani coders who designed a winning safety app.
Two women in character costumes (© Marvel Studios 2018)

Black Panther shatters stereotypes and promotes science

Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.