Girls showing President Obama their design for a bridge (AP Images)

Today’s Girl Scout, tomorrow’s scientist?…on this day

Founded over a century ago, the Girl Scouts help school-age girls build character and learn the importance of community service. On October 31, 2.3...

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.
Smiling woman standing with arms folded in open-sided building (Bobby Neptune/USAID)

A place to trade in Kenya

With help from the U.S. Agency for International Development, women are connecting to growing markets in drought-prone northern Kenya. Meet one of them.
Woman in gym holding championship belt (© Earl Gibson III/WireImage/Getty Images)

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.
Woman carrying child crossing a river (© David Peinado/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.

Women can make government better

Women contribute significantly to civil society, yet around the world their representation in government is limited.
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Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation [video]

Mariya Karimjee was just a little girl when she experienced a horror shared by millions of women around the world: genital mutilation.
Ivanka Trump (© AP Images)

November summit in India to focus on emerging women entrepreneurs

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, with Ivanka Trump leading the U.S. delegation, will focus on women entrepreneurs.
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2019 class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars prepares for Oxford

Meet a few of the 32 U.S. students elected as 2019 Rhodes Scholars. Nearly half are immigrants or first-generation Americans; 21 are women.