female leaders

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Her mission is to connect the world

Doreen Bogdan-Martin, who's running for a leadership role in the International Telecommunication Union, is leading efforts to help people everywhere access the internet.
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Legacy of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, lives on

The U.S. will dedicate a new U.S. postage stamp for the late Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, who continues to inspire generations of young women.
Melania Trump standing in front of a banner that reads 'Be Best.' (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

First lady’s new initiative puts her in good company

Learn how first lady Melania Trump's newly unveiled agenda will benefit kids, and why a cause that's dear to her heart links her to so many of her predecessors.
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Women govern some of the largest U.S. cities

Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.
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North Korean defector serves up hope in her restaurant

In her restaurant, Lee Ae-ran serves everyone — South Koreans and fellow defectors — flavors from home.
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Trump and Merkel affirm strong ties

President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed trade differences but agreed on the need for the U.S. and European allies to face global challenges together.
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This woman wants to take you to Mars

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell is confident her company's rockets will enable people to travel to far-off cities in under an hour. How did she make it to SpaceX?
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Women who stood up to power

These eight women used nonviolent resistance and changed the course of history. Learn more about them as we honor Women's History Month.
Melania Trump walking across stage (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

First lady honors global women of courage

First lady Melania Trump, bestowing the secretary of state's 2018 International Women of Courage Award, explains why this year's honorees are role models for everyone.