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A Zimbabwean farmer gets ahead with STEM mentoring

Meet a TechWomen alumna who sees the connection between small farms and the wider community needs of food and economic sufficiency.
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City leaders pledge to strengthen democracy

City leaders from around the world, from Argentina to South Africa, exchanged ideas about strengthening democracy.
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Tanzanian businesswoman finds opportunity in avocados

After graduating from the State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, Adelaide Mwasyoghe launched a business selling avocado oil.
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TechWomen making a global difference

Meet some alumnae of a State Department exchange program that brings together emerging women leaders in science and technology.
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AWE alumna boosts women’s employment in Egypt

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped a businesswoman in Egypt launch TamaKani. Her company is helping other women find jobs.
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How a chef in The Bahamas empowers others

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs alumna Chanté Basden is passing business skills along to others while also expanding her bakery.
Woman standing in cargo plane with pallets of cargo (©  Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

Expanding international partnerships delivered baby formula to U.S. shelves

Bubs Australia and other producers rushed baby formula to the United States. Learn how partnerships are easing this critical shortage.
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Here’s where new businesses launch

Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston rank among the top five places in the world to build startups. Here's why.
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AWE alumna matches music and film using AI technology

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped Frinny Lee develop a business that uses artificial intelligence to find music for movies.