female leaders

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Putting an end to street harassment everywhere

Learn about how three organizations are tackling street harassment of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
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State Department’s Sara Minkara, champion of disability rights

Sara Minkara built a career as an advocate for people with disabilities. Learn what she is doing now at the State Department.
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AWE inspires Brazilian women entrepreneurs

A State Department-funded program in Brazil taught 90 women how to build their businesses. Learn more here.
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Americans we lost in 2021

As we look back on 2021, we say farewell to many notable Americans who left their mark on the world. Here are a few of those trailblazers.
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Life of legend Josephine Baker honored in Paris

Legendary dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was honored at Paris' Panthéon on November 30. Learn more.
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U.S. postage stamps honor remarkable Americans

U.S. postage stamps highlight the American experience, often paying tribute to notable people. Check out a few of the latest stamp designs.
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First woman leads SOUTHCOM

Meet Laura Richardson, the first woman to lead U.S. Southern Command, which covers South and Central America as well as the Caribbean.
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Ending violence against women: A human rights imperative

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Learn how the U.S. is tackling this issue around the world.
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America’s first Native American Cabinet secretary

November is Native American Heritage Month. Meet a history-making member of the Pueblo of Laguna who oversees a federal department.