women in the workforce

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Rock greats await Hall of Fame’s verdict [video]

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's first honorees gave birth to rock, rhythm and blues. New members soon will be announced.
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U.S. joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

More than one in three women have experienced gender-based violence. Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps women learn about their rights.
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Meet a history-making White House executive chef

In the 13 years that Cristeta Comerford has served as White House executive chef, she has seen — and made — history along the way. Learn more about her.
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The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.
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How will the 2018 elections change the U.S. Congress?

See how the midterm elections of 2018 affected the two major parties' control in Congress and the gains women made in representation in Congress.

Invest in girls. Download this free poster.

Girls make up half the world's population, but many lack opportunities to learn skills. Support girls' ability to gain training for good jobs.
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Salvadoran women transformed, one bead at a time

Meet the woman behind a U.S.-backed business in El Salvador that creates handcrafted jewelry combining strings of many colors, seeds and nuts.
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Israeli and Palestinian women weave peace through fashion

Their tagline is "peace through the eye of a needle." Learn how the Two Neighbors fashion company is creating jobs while changing hearts and minds.
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U.S. startup finds new way to finance African businesses

Getting a loan can be tough for growing businesses in Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire. One U.S. company has developed an alternative to traditional bank loans.