Women running in road race (© AP Images)

Women at the Boston Marathon: From bystanders to top competitors

When 30,000 runners await the start of this year’s Boston Marathon, almost half will be women. Half a century ago, women weren't allowed to participate.
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Top female athletes: Pulling no punches and riding high

Top female athletes are making their mark in sports that were once considered just for men. Meet some of the women who have what it takes to succeed in boxing, wrestling, and more.
Two women seated, talking to an audience (Official White House photo by Andrea Hanks)

Trump administration acts to close the ‘digital gender gap’

Getting more women connected to the internet can help pull their families out of extreme poverty. A new USAID initiative is trying to find ways to do just that.
Illustration of woman entering door marked with word "opportunity" (Library of Congress)

World War I propelled women into workforce and voting booths

World War I marked the beginning of a new era for American women, securing them the right to vote and opening up jobs previously reserved for men.
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Goodbye to the real-life Rosie the Riveter

The iconic poster of "Rosie the Riveter," a World War II factory worker, inspired a nation. The woman who inspired the poster has died at age 96.

Smashing through barriers: This could be you, says Serena Williams

The Williams sisters compete in the 2015 U.S. Open and build on tennis pro Arthur Ashe’s legacy by sponsoring tennis programs around the world.
Woman putting 'Open' sign in window (© Shutterstock)

An uptick in hiring by women employers

Women-owned businesses with employees are hiring at increasing rates, recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
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Women entrepreneurs in spotlight at summit in India

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit kicked off in Hyderabad with India's prime minister and Ivanka Trump both emphasizing the importance of empowering women.
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Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott sing about girl power [video]

Michelle Obama is joined by rapper Missy Elliott to sing karaoke and spread the message about girls' education and empowerment.