female leaders

Woman standing in front of American flags (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gambian works to protect girls from cutting ritual

Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.
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.
Statue of women nurses (© Joanne Ciccarello/Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images)

Meet a trailblazer who trained U.S. Army nurses

Hazel Johnson-Brown made history in 1979 as the first black woman to become a U.S. Army general. She went on to head the Army Nurse Corps.
People cheering and clapping and smiling (© Eric Gaillard/Reuters/AP)

Ivanka Trump in Pyeongchang

White House adviser Ivanka Trump found her visit to South Korea "incredibly inspiring" as she led the U.S. delegation at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
North Korean defector Lee Hyeonseo (D.A. Peterson/State Dept.)

Outside North Korea, this defector found a new world

When she was 17, Lee Hyeonseo escaped into China while famine ravaged North Korea. After a decade of hiding, she now shares her story to raise awareness of other defectors.
Three speedskaters skating by Olympic logo (© Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Girls who do sports succeed

Participating in sports makes girls physically healthier, boosts their confidence, and increases their ability to succeed as adults.
Close-up of Jelena McWilliams (© Fifth Third Bancorp)

From Belgrade to Washington

Meet Jelena McWilliams, nominated by President Trump to head the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a job at the heart of America’s capitalist system.
Man and woman walking together (© Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)

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.
Ivanka Trump speaking at lectern (© AP Images)

From Japan to India, Ivanka Trump a voice for empowering women

Ivanka Trump, President Trump's daughter and White House adviser, says changes in workplace culture are vital to women's empowerment and to economic growth.