Women In The Workforce

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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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Congressional Gold Medals for NASA’s ‘hidden figures’

Four African-American women who were instrumental in launching the U.S. space program are getting the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Congress.
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Pompeo: Job training makes us strong at home and abroad

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump spoke about the importance of job training at a roundtable in Wichita, Kansas.
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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.
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NASA women astronauts make history

Two U.S. female astronauts made history walking on the International Space Station without a male crewmate.

Empowering women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Is it possible for chocolate, coffee, and gold to be responsibly produced in a way that also empowers women? This business says, "Yes — watch us."
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How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.
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How the U.S. helps small businesses succeed

What are the essentials to owning and running a small business in the U.S.? An award-winning small business owner shares her story.
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Affiong Williams’ ReelFruit: Creating jobs along with healthy snacks

Learn how a Nigerian woman is creating jobs through a U.S.-backed program that helped her grow her dried fruit-and-nut business.