Women In The Workforce

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Black women scientists who are trailblazers in STEM [video]

Learn about Dr. Patricia Bath, Dr. Dorothy Brown and Dr. Mae Jemison's contributions to STEM fields and their groundbreaking work.
Ralph Bunche holding a medal in his left hand and shaking hands with Oscar Strauss II (© Marty Lederhandler/AP Images)

African American trailblazers in diplomacy

Diplomats aren't just white men in pin-striped suits anymore. African Americans challenged that idea, leading to a more diverse, agile U.S. Foreign Service.
Michelle Obama and Amy Sherald unveiling portrait of Michelle Obama (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Black artists have always been an essential part of American culture

Learn more about Ella Fitzgerald, Toni Morrison, Rita Dove, Simone Leigh and Amy Sherald's lives and monumental cultural achievements here.
Seorang wanita berdiri di tengah-tengah banyak tabung (© Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Honoring America’s ‘First Lady of Physics’

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a stamp in honor of researcher Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese immigrant who became America's “First Lady of Physics."
Collage of brightly colored portraits of many different women (© Rebecca Moses)

New York artist honors nurses for their hard work fighting COVID-19

Rebecca Moses, an artist and fashion designer, painted the portraits of 46 nurses at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City to thank them for their work.
Kimberley Miner paddling kayak (Courtesy of IF/THEN® Collection)

Exploring science with a new generation of girls

In the past, there were very few women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, but today women hold nearly 3 in 10 of those jobs.
Woman wearing safety glasses while looking at equipment (Courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Why science fairs matter in America

American science fairs help high school students put the STEM lessons they've learned to the test. Read what a veteran judge says about them.
Row of women picking saffron flowers (USAID)

Trade between U.S. and India drives economic growth and connectivity

The U.S. and India continue to generate billions in economic growth through their bilateral trade and spur multimillion-dollar deals in the region.
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Meet the next astronauts to land on the moon

NASA announced 18 astronauts who will join the Artemis program, which aims to bring the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024.