female leaders

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The African diaspora thrives in the United States

In anticipation of the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, learn about six notable Americans who have African ancestry.
Young people posing in front of Emerging Young Leaders Award sign (State Dept./Kelsey Brannan)

International exchanges shape leaders of communities and countries

Since 1946, U.S. educational and cultural exchange programs have had a wide-ranging impact, broadening the horizons of 1.7 million alumni worldwide.
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Tanzanian businesswoman finds opportunity in avocados

After graduating from the State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, Adelaide Mwasyoghe launched a business selling avocado oil.
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TechWomen making a global difference

Meet some alumnae of a State Department exchange program that brings together emerging women leaders in science and technology.
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Women’s colleges work for these scholars

What's it like going to a women's college in the United States? Three women with roots in the Middle East share their experiences.
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Coaching others through the fight against cancer

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped a breast cancer survivor in Spain launch a business supporting other cancer patients.
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Helping people before, during and after natural disasters

Learn about the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency and its role in responding in times of emergencies and natural disasters.
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How the U.S. promotes gender equality around the world

The U.S. is working with international partners to address obstacles to achieving gender equity and equality around the world.
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Trailblazer Nicole Aunapu Mann to lead team to space station

She grew up among members of the Round Valley Indian Tribes. Her love of math and science may place her among the first women on the moon.