Female Leaders

Kamala Harris standing in front of U.S. flag (© Nareshkumar Shaganti/Alamy)

Kamala Harris: America’s next vice president

As U.S. vice president, Kamala Harris will be President Biden's closest adviser. Learn how her background helped transform her into a champion of justice.
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Six remarkable women honored posthumously

Learn more about the six phenomenal women recently inducted into the storied National Women's Hall of Fame and why they made the cut.
Amy Bauernschmidt in uniform watching from ship's bridge (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin K. Kittleson)

U.S. Navy appoints first woman to command an aircraft carrier

Captain Amy Bauernschmidt will become the first woman in U.S. history to command a Navy aircraft carrier. Read more about her career in the military.
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Ending violence against women: A human rights imperative

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Learn how the U.S. is tackling this issue around the world.
Sarah Paiji Yoo standing at kitchen counter with cleaning products (© Blueland)

These women entrepreneurs spotted a need — and met it

Meet six U.S. businesswomen who run successful companies, and learn how they pursue their visions and approach their work.
Female cadet throwing cap into air along with many others (Courtesy of Sue Fulton)

First women graduated from U.S. military colleges 40 years ago

A law signed in 1975 allowed women to enter the previously all-male military academies. In 1980, the first women graduated.
Woman in uniform pointing to Mexican flag and smiling (U.S. Air Force/Sarayuth Pinthong)

Hispanic Americans serve proudly in the U.S. military

The U.S. military salutes Hispanic Americans who serve in all branches. Read about how Hispanic-Americans are serving their country.
People around casket covered in U.S. flag in room with statues (© Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images)

Americans honor a champion of equality

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87, was honored with events at the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol.
Two photos: two women about to shake hands; portrait of Rita M. Lopidia (U.S. Institute of Peace)

Advocating for women in a place of conflict

As a child, Rita M. Lopidia learned that women are usually the first victims of political conflict. Now she's won an award for building peace.