Professional Development

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Diversity is an essential component of the U.S. diplomatic corps

The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.
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In the U.S., it’s easy to start a small business

Entrepreneurs will find plenty of resources through the U.S. Small Business Administration to help them establish — and expand — their businesses.
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Scholars from U.S. exchange program fight COVID-19

Around the world, Fulbright scholars — past and present — are responding to coronavirus in their communities by using their training to help others.
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Helping refugees in Copenhagen

When Syrian and African refugees arrived in Denmark, the U.S. Embassy partnered with local nongovernmental organizations to find Danish mentors for them.
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Ecuadorian plantain business survives earthquake … and thrives

Following a natural disaster, an Ecuadorian woman learns how to make her business bigger and better through a U.S.-supported training program.
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Vietnamese businesswomen learn secrets to success

Thanks to the popular "Startup Smart" program, women entrepreneurs in Vietnam are learning how to make their business dreams come true.
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Creating networks for 1 million Pakistani women

Companies in the United States and Pakistan have promised to help Pakistani women and girls achieve in the workplace through dedicated mentorships.
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Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

In an average month in the U.S., 320 out of every 100,000 adults become new entrepreneurs, data shows. Meet a few to see how they did it.
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Advancing gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

One of four companies to receive the 2019 Award for Corporate Excellence, P&G Asia Pacific creates an equal professional playing field for all genders.