professional development

Woman leaning over laptop as man watches (Courtesy of Lynia Huang)

AWE alumna’s app expands mental health care access

Lynia Huang created an app that uses artificial intelligence to help users diagnose and treat depression. Read more about her innovation.
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Workers with disabilities boost U.S. firms

National Disability Employment Awareness Month highlights the potential of people with disabilities in the U.S. workforce.
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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.
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How U.S. students gain financial literacy

Financial education is now being taught in many U.S. secondary schools, and nonprofit groups are pushing to make it happen nationwide.
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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.
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AWE alumna’s winery brings economic growth to rural India

The State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita, of India, and many other businesswomen worldwide succeed.
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U.S. sends teachers all over the world

State Department programs send U.S. educators overseas to teach and to learn from their global peers. Learn how these programs change lives.
Rasha Rady and Doaa Aref in hijabs seated at laptop on table (© Womena)

Young Egyptian entrepreneurs make a global difference

Meet Doaa Aref, Heba Assem, and Riham Adel. These Egyptian entrepreneurs are changing the economy for Middle Eastern and North African youth.
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Expanding horizons for Central and South American students

The United States is helping students in Latin America become community leaders. Learn more about the College Horizons Outreach Program.