Women In The Workforce

Man and woman with plantains (© Margarita Bajaña/Revista Zonalibre)

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.
Iranian woman at desk (State Dept.)video

Iranian women: Before and after Islamic Revolution [video]

Meet a few of the remarkable women who were thriving in Iran before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979.
Top: Iranian women in business suits (© Historic Collection/Alamy Stock Photo). Bottom: Women wearing black headscarves (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Women in Iran: Before and after 1979 [infographic]

Iran was a very different place for women before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979. See in one image the stark difference.
Head of person wearing helmet in space (NASA)

NASA astronaut Christina Koch sets new record

Meet the NASA astronaut who just broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, with an expected total of 328 days in space.
Young women watching jet of water propel ball in air (U.S. Embassy Estonia)

Equipping teenage girls to be scientists or engineers

What happens when 100 girls from five different countries come together for a science and technology camp? Teamwork, friendship and skills-building
Woman outside putting compost in containers (© Geoazul)

This startup helps the environment … and its workers

An innovative Panamanian startup supports women in business, provides jobs for paroled prisoners and helps to recycle organic waste.
Women in field holding radio and metal detector (© Sean Sutton/MAG)

In photos: Yazidi women clear ISIS bombs

Yazidi women working for the Mines Advisory Group clear land mines and explosives from formerly ISIS held areas in northern Iraq.
Three women seated, talking (© European Young Innovators Forum)

Here’s one way women-owned startups find financing

In Denmark, the U.S. Embassy teamed up with a local organization to equip female entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed.
Diner holding noodles over bowl with chopsticks (© Quang Ngo/Alamy Stock Photo)

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.