women’s empowerment

Tage Rita holding up glass of wine (© Sunny Chetry)

AWE alumna’s winery brings economic growth to rural India

The State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs has helped Tage Rita, of India, and many other businesswomen worldwide succeed.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaking at lectern surrounded by others (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Women leading U.S. diplomacy

The Biden-Harris administration is the most diverse ever. Learn more about the record number of women running American diplomacy.
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Ending gender-based online violence

Learn more about the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse, created after the 2021 Summit for Democracy.
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Zambian women build sustainable businesses

Zambian women are expanding businesses with support from U.S. programs, providing energy, food and education to their communities.
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State Department’s historic plan to advance equity in U.S. foreign policy

Learn more about the Biden-Harris administration's efforts to ensure racial minorities and underserved communities are protected worldwide.
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AWE alumna brings vital health information to Rwandan mothers

U.S. State Department training helped Umunyana Marie Chantal expand her business bringing accurate health information to Rwandan mothers.
President Biden looking on as Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks at lectern (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet Ketanji Brown Jackson, the next Supreme Court justice

Ketanji Brown Jackson is an experienced jurist who has sought to make criminal sentences just. Learn about the next Supreme Court justice.
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Remembering Madeleine Albright, a fierce defender of human rights

Madeleine Albright, who became the first female secretary of state in 1997, died March 23 from cancer. Learn about her life here.
Gulzar Ahmad and Ayesha Malik in robes holding books (© Press Information Department/AP Images)

Meet Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court justice

Ayesha A. Malik, a Harvard Law graduate, became the first woman on the Supreme Court of Pakistan, marking a milestone for the country.