female leaders

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman speaking while seated with flags in background (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

U.S. supports ‘dynamic and growing’ Indo-Pacific partners

The United States and Indo-Pacific partners are tackling the world's most pressing problems, from COVID-19 to the climate crisis.
Female coach giving American football player in uniform instructions during practice (© Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

Women tackle new opportunities in the NFL

The NFL will start the 2021 season with a record number of female coaches. Learn how the league is increasing women's roles in football.
Man sitting in front of piano (© Brynn Anderson/AP Images)

The African diaspora thrives in the United States

In honor of the U.N.'s first International Day for People of African Descent, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.
Jennifer Granholm gesturing while speaking into microphone (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

5 contributors to U.S. society with ties to Canada

Happy Canada Day! July 1 is a day to recognize Canadians and their contributions. Learn about five remarkable Canadians making a name for themselves.
Two people carrying reeds across field (© Quirina Luna Geary)

Preserving one Native American tribe’s language and culture

Meet Quirina Geary, a Northern California activist who is working to keep the Mutsun language alive by studying and teaching.
Woman standing outside building with hands on hips (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Turkish American women tackle the challenges of government

Turkish Americans proudly serve in the U.S. government, part of the diverse community that makes U.S. foreign policy so strong.
Proposed U.S. coin designs showing Sally Ride and Maya Angelou (U.S. Mint)

New U.S. coins will honor heroic American women

The U.S. Mint will begin honoring notable American women on currency in 2022. Find out more about two women selected to appear on U.S. quarters.
Kamala Harris taking the oath of office (© Saul Loeb/AP Images)

Asian Americans in politics

From local governments to Congress and the Office of the Vice President, Americans of Asian descent are making their mark in U.S. politics.
Harriet Tubman posing for photograph (© Harvey B. Lindsley/Library of Congress/AP Images)

Archaeologists find lost home of Harriet Tubman

A team of researchers has discovered the site where Harriet Tubman was raised. The home was later used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.