women’s empowerment

Basketball player spinning ball on her fingers (© Brett Meister/Harlem Globetrotters)

An ‘Ace’ up the sleeve of the Harlem Globetrotters [video]

The Harlem Globetrotters have wowed fans with comic basketball feats for decades. They also do a lot of good — like helping to stop bullying.
African woman's hands weaving yellow basket (Shutterstock)

Oregon company gives creative outlet to East African artisans

Swahili African Modern, a U.S. business that sells handmade African home décor, is on a mission to find more suppliers in Africa. A U.S. program is helping.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving his arm (© Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images)

Delegates finish entrepreneurship event with big plans [video]

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India is over, but not its impact. It could spawn the next big tech business and inspire women to start their own.
View from behind of woman sitting on bed, looking out window (© AP Images)

Domestic abuse harms whole communities

If there is no place to escape, victims of domestic violence must either submit or fight back, inviting further abuse. Shelters are a basic community need.
Man and woman walking together (© Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)

Women entrepreneurs in spotlight at summit in India

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit kicked off in Hyderabad with India's prime minister and Ivanka Trump both emphasizing the importance of empowering women.
Two girls listening to a tablet through headphones (USAID)

One mom created her own company so kids can learn Arabic

Rama Kayyali formed Little Thinking Minds when she couldn't find Arabic literacy tools for her sons — in the spirit of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Three people planting in garden (USAID)

Meet a woman scientist helping the environment

The November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs like Sasha Kramer who are changing lives.
Ivanka Trump speaking at lectern (© AP Images)

From Japan to India, Ivanka Trump a voice for empowering women

Ivanka Trump, President Trump's daughter and White House adviser, says changes in workplace culture are vital to women's empowerment and to economic growth.
Miniature barn depicting man hanging from noose (State Dept./S.L. Brukbacher)

Murders in miniature: The woman who advanced forensic science

Frances Glessner Lee became the "godmother of forensic science" with her miniature studies of unexplained death. A museum exhibition tells her story.