Women’s Empowerment

Michael R. Pompeo at lectern with people seated behind him (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Pompeo recognizes ‘Ambassadors for the American way’

These four 2019 ACE winners show the benefits that American innovation and dynamism can bring to communities around the world.
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Advancing gender equality in the Asia-Pacific

One of four companies to receive the 2019 Award for Corporate Excellence, P&G Asia Pacific creates an equal professional playing field for all genders.

Empowering women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Is it possible for chocolate, coffee, and gold to be responsibly produced in a way that also empowers women? This business says, "Yes — watch us."
Ivanka Trump on including women in peace talks, photo of women with upraised arms (© Hassene Dridi/AP Images)

Backing women’s empowerment through ‘Warsaw Process’

Adviser to the President Ivanka Trump is urging an international working group to prioritize women's rights as part of efforts to improve Mideast security.
Woman harvesting corn (Ana Christina Chaclán/Buena Milpa Project)

How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.
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How the U.S. helps small businesses succeed

What are the essentials to owning and running a small business in the U.S.? An award-winning small business owner shares her story.
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Affiong Williams’ ReelFruit: Creating jobs along with healthy snacks

Learn how a Nigerian woman is creating jobs through a U.S.-backed program that helped her grow her dried fruit-and-nut business.
Callista Gingrich and Pope Francis exchanging document (© L'Osservatore Romano/AP Images)

35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

The partnership of the U.S. and the Vatican focuses on religious freedom, the fight against human trafficking and the role of women in the Catholic Church.
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Coding in Wyoming: Girls’ app helps feed the needy

High school girls in Wyoming are changing the game of coding for their school — and helping their community in the process.