Mentorship

Ivanka Trump speaking at lectern as John Sullivan and Marta Lucía Ramírez look on (© Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump, State’s Sullivan boost women in business

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Colombia is part of a White House initiative that aims to help women around the world reach their economic potential.
Two young girls displaying the wares of their business on a table (© Lemonade Day)

Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
Open area workspace (IBM Research-Africa)

Technology links U.S. and South African businesses

The IBM Innovation Hub in Johannesburg serves as an example of the growing ties between the United States and South Africa.
Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
ShareAmerica global entrepreneurship 2018 poster in Spanish (State Dept./D. Hamill)

Be an innovator. Download this free poster.

Succeeding as an entrepreneur requires passion and a few key steps. Find out what those are by downloading a free handbook and poster.
Luis posing for portrait (Thomas Cristofoletti for USAID)

A guiding hand steers teen from gangs back to family

Honduran teenager Luis' life and future hung in the balance in a gang- and drug-infested neighborhood before a USAID program set him on a new path.
People placing sticky notes on bulletin board (U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa)

Honduran youth leaders seek to discourage emigration

Tired of seeing friends and family leave the country for work, youth leaders in Honduras are using storytelling to convince people not to emigrate.
YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?
Large group portrait (© The Coca-Cola Company)

U.S. ‘entrepreneurial boot camp’ helps startups

Alumni from an innovative U.S.-backed business program for the Mideast and North Africa return to the U.S. to share their accomplishments.