female leaders

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.)

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.
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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.
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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.
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Civil rights heroes and the homes they lived in

The heroes of the civil rights movement helped reduce the barriers that excluded African Americans from equal treatment. Here are some of their homes.
Dorothy Height next to her portrait (© AP Images)

Postage stamp honors ‘godmother of civil rights’

The U.S. Postal Service honors Dorothy Height with a stamp. Her work on behalf of African Americans and women spanned seven decades.
Police photos of Joan Mulholland (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: Civil rights hero

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a white teenage girl with a conservative Virginia upbringing, became an unlikely civil rights hero in the Jim Crow era.
NIkki Haley speaking at lectern (© AP Images)

Daughter of South Asian immigrants becomes U.N. ambassador

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will serve as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.