Women In The Workforce

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State Department honors Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Slater as first Hero of U.S....

Meet Elizabeth "Lizzie" Slater, a foreign service specialist who embodies the ethos of diplomacy through her tenacity and teamwork.
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.
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Meet Kelly Craft, new U.N. ambassador

The Kentucky native brings diplomatic, business and philanthropic experience to a critical and high-profile State Department post.
Ivanka Trump watching women gather cocoa beans (© Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in women builds countries

The U.S. is launching 14 projects in 22 countries to help women develop job skills and become entrepreneurs. Investing in women pays big dividends.
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U.S. mathematician is first woman to win ‘math’s Nobel’

Meet Karen Uhlenbeck, a U.S. professor whose work has led to some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in 40 years.
Three women standing in meeting room (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A nanoscientist bonds with women in Africa over STEM

An American scientist has traveled to Egypt and Kenya to champion science to women and girls and hosted female scientists from South Africa and Tunisia.
Sandra Cauffman seated, at microphone (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Her improbable dream led to NASA

Learn how watching American astronaut Neil Armstrong's 1969 landing on the moon inspired a 7-year-old Costa Rican girl to pursue a career at NASA.
Men and women in long robes in street (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Before and after 1979: Women’s rights in Iran

While women around the world have been breaking barriers for decades, Iranian women have struggled to gain back the basic human freedoms they lost in 1979.
Woman astronaut surrounded by electronics (NASA)

NASA schedules its first women-only spacewalk

Meet the two female astronauts who will make history March 29. They will leave the International Space Station for a seven-hour spacewalk.