women in the workforce

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U.S.-Africa trade: 5 tips for success

Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, companies in sub-Saharan nations can ship duty-free to the U.S. Find out how to take advantage of this U.S. law.
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Record-breaking spacewalker Peggy Whitson retires at 58

The world's most experienced spacewoman has retired after spending more time in orbit than any other American astronaut.
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Women govern some of the largest U.S. cities

Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.
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This woman wants to take you to Mars

SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell is confident her company's rockets will enable people to travel to far-off cities in under an hour. How did she make it to SpaceX?
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African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.
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Women inventors you should know [video]

Meet inventors who have broken barriers in science and technology to create some of today’s common and critical inventions, including the refrigerator, solar home and data-processing software.
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Here’s a free poster saluting women in music

Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding exemplifies women making history in fields that were once nearly exclusively male, like jazz.
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This coffee is certified ‘female’

City Girl Coffee is the only U.S. brand that buys its beans exclusively from female coffee farmers. Learn more about an international movement to empower women farmers and expand their market share.
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Meet a trailblazer who trained U.S. Army nurses

Hazel Johnson-Brown made history in 1979 as the first black woman to become a U.S. Army general. She went on to head the Army Nurse Corps.