female leaders

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Women make a historic first for U.S. currency

President Biden's plan to nominate Marilynn Malerba treasurer of the United States will make her the first Native American to hold the post.
Man in red shirt carving wood (© Tahiti Art Crafts)

Connecting French Polynesia’s artisans to global markets

An alumna of U.S. government exchanges is helping French Polynesia's artisans sell their handicrafts around the world.
Megan Rapinoe smiling with arms outstretched in soccer stadium (© Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Title IX: Protecting equality in the U.S. for 50 years

What is Title IX and how does it apply to sectors beyond education and sports in the United States? Learn more here.
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Preparing Brazil’s next generation of women leaders

Power4Girls, a U.S. State Department program in Brazil, helps train hundreds of girls in leadership and business skills. Learn more.
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U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica follows in her father’s footsteps

As the U.S. celebrates Father's Day, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Cynthia Telles shares memories of her father, who once held that post.
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LGBTQI+ people: Making history throughout history

June is Pride Month. Meet some of the amazing members of the LGBTQI+ community who made history in their fields.
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AWE alumna matches music and film using AI technology

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped Frinny Lee develop a business that uses artificial intelligence to find music for movies.
Tage Rita holding up glass of wine (© Sunny Chetry)

AWE alumna’s winery brings economic growth to rural India

The State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita, of India, and many other businesswomen worldwide succeed.
Cynthia Rosenzweig posing in green field of crops (© Shari Lifson)

World Food Prize winner takes on food security, climate crisis

Since the early 1980s, Cynthia Rosenzweig has helped more than 90 countries prepare for the climate crisis. Learn more here.