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Esperanza Spalding standing with a bass, with explanatory text underneath (State Dept./D. Woolverton. Photo: AP Images)

Here’s a free poster saluting women in music

Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding exemplifies women making history in fields that were once nearly exclusively male, like jazz.
Coffee beans arranged to form woman riding motor scooter (© City Girl Coffee)

This coffee is certified ‘female’

City Girl Coffee is the only U.S. brand that buys its beans exclusively from female coffee farmers. Learn more about an international movement to empower women farmers and expand their market share.
Statue of women nurses (© Joanne Ciccarello/Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images)

Meet a trailblazer who trained U.S. Army nurses

Hazel Johnson-Brown made history in 1979 as the first black woman to become a U.S. Army general. She went on to head the Army Nurse Corps.
Susan Finley standing in front of NASA space museum exhibits (© Emily Berl)

Meet NASA’s Susan Finley, still exploring ‘the final frontier’ at 81

Want to know what it's like to work on a space mission? Ask a NASA veteran who's spent decades probing the solar system. She's got stories to tell.
Composite of Rosie the Riveter poster and woman working machine in factory (© Corbis/Getty Images; © Bettmann/Getty Images)

Goodbye to the real-life Rosie the Riveter

The iconic poster of "Rosie the Riveter," a World War II factory worker, inspired a nation. The woman who inspired the poster has died at age 96.
Woman sitting in dimly lit shanty room sewing (© AP Images)

A solar sales network helps rural India [video]

Work and study stop in rural Indian villages at sunset or must be done by risky kerosene lamps. Frontier Markets delivers solar power instead.
Basketball player spinning ball on her fingers (© Brett Meister/Harlem Globetrotters)

An ‘Ace’ up the sleeve of the Harlem Globetrotters [video]

The Harlem Globetrotters have wowed fans with comic basketball feats for decades. They also do a lot of good — like helping to stop bullying.
Array of pumpkins on ground (Shutterstock)

From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.
Two people in silhouette sitting with large full moon in the background (© AP Images)

To the moon and beyond! America sets new mission in space.

President Trump signed a directive that will send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars and beyond.