Mena and Zena Nasiri started a nongovernmental organization to donate books featuring strong Muslim women to schools — and the movement quickly grew.
Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
The U.S. and international partners are clearing land mines from post-conflict countries and supporting land mine survivors. Learn more about these efforts.
Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo says that after a year of pandemic and racial tension, she finds comfort and lessons in poetry.
Jacinta Migo is the first native American Samoan woman to achieve the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Learn more about her service.
"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.
A portrait made of broken glass displayed on Washington’s National Mall saluted Vice President Kamala Harris as a glass ceiling breaker
The 15th annual International Women of Courage Awards recognized 21 women from 15 different countries who fight every day for their communities.