Women In The Workforce

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U.S. leads the way globally for women’s economic empowerment

31 countries have signed the U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Learn more about what this means for women around the world.
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International Space Station marks 20 years of continuous human presence

Since November 2, 2000, the International Space Station has hosted researchers from 108 countries performing advanced experiments on life in space.
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Promoting women in science and tech boosts prosperity

Creating equal access for women in STEM industries closes the labor gap, boosts economic growth and more. Learn how the U.S. is making that happen.
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U.S. invests in e-commerce for African women

The United States will invest in Kasha, a digital company that helps women in rural Africa access health supplies. Learn about similar programs.
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First women graduated from U.S. military colleges 40 years ago

A law signed in 1975 allowed women to enter the previously all-male military academies. In 1980, the first women graduated.
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Hispanic Americans serve proudly in the U.S. military

The U.S. military salutes Hispanic Americans who serve in all branches. Read about how Hispanic-Americans are serving their country.
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Hydrologist Fadji Maina’s path from Niger to NASA

Fadji Maina made history as NASA's first Nigerien scientist. Learn how her childhood inspired her to become a hydrologist and what she's working on.
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U.S. gives women the POWER to grow businesses globally

The State Department's POWER initiative helps female small-business owners and entrepreneurs around the world. Learn more about the program.
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NASA names a building for a pioneering African American

NASA will name its headquarters in honor of Mary Jackson, the agency's first female African American engineer. Find out more about her legacy.