female leaders

Malala Yousafzai, in red headscarf, holding microphone (© Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.
Melania Trump (White House)

It’s official: White House unveils first lady’s portrait

The White House releases first lady Melania Trump's official portrait. The photograph shows the first lady, who used to be a fashion model, in her new home.
Ivanka Trump (© AP Images)

Ivanka Trump to attend Women’s Economic Summit in Berlin

Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women. She was invited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Melania Trump (© AP Images)

First lady honors courageous women from around the world

First lady Melania Trump honored a group of women from around the world for their bravery in fighting for women's empowerment and human rights.
Man looking at computer monitor next to pictures of religious leaders on wall (State Dept.)video

Chaplains help those with and without faith at U.S. campuses [video]

Many U.S. universities have chaplains who engage students in dialogues, organize service projects and help out in times of personal crisis.
Melania Trump surrounded by people (© AP Images)

5 little-known facts about Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump, a former international model, speaks several languages and is involved in various causes. Learn new facts about her.
Illustration of several famous women in U.S. politics (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Women in politics: A timeline

Women have accomplished many political milestones in the history of the United States. See their photos and learn about what they've achieved.
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Find out why they made Forbes’ list

These young entrepreneurs and innovators honored by Forbes magazine are also alumni of State Department exchange programs.
Woman sitting at table with hands clasped (© AP Images)

5 civil rights heroines you should know

Many men and women were vital in the civil rights era in the United States. Read about five female civil rights heroes and the stories behind them.