women’s empowerment

Women sitting on the ground with blue sign about Bhungroo (© Naireeta Services)

Helping farmers in Asia, Africa overcome floods and drought

A company in India that teaches farmers to preserve stormwater for irrigation is partnering with the U.S. to share its invention worldwide.
Juliet Garcia with medal around neck, smiling, as Joe Biden stands beside her, applauding (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Meet the first Hispanic woman to serve as a U.S. college...

Learn about Juliet Garcia's life, from her time as a university professor to her receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2 photos of chef drizzling frosting on pastry and posing with baked goods (© Chelsea Eldon)

How a chef in The Bahamas empowers others

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs alumna Chanté Basden is passing business skills along to others while also expanding her bakery.
4 colorful tiles displayed in collage (Photos courtesy of Hazel Naranjo)

AWE alumna constructs her dream business in Costa Rica

After years working in construction supplies, Hazel Naranjo started her own business. The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs helped her succeed.
Young woman sitting on ground using laptop computer (USAID/Gideon Américo Muiambo)

G7 launches plan to boost global infrastructure investment

The Group of Seven democracies have launched a plan to mobilize billions of dollars to build quality infrastructure around the world.
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Women make a historic first for U.S. currency

President Biden's plan to nominate Marilynn Malerba treasurer of the United States will make her the first Native American to hold the post.
Man in red shirt carving wood (© Tahiti Art Crafts)

Connecting French Polynesia’s artisans to global markets

An alumna of U.S. government exchanges is helping French Polynesia's artisans sell their handicrafts around the world.
Megan Rapinoe smiling with arms outstretched in soccer stadium (© Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Title IX: Protecting equality in the U.S. for 50 years

What is Title IX and how does it apply to sectors beyond education and sports in the United States? Learn more here.
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Preparing Brazil’s next generation of women leaders

Power4Girls, a U.S. State Department program in Brazil, helps train hundreds of girls in leadership and business skills. Learn more.