women’s empowerment

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.
Woman leaning against table (State Dept./Jaron Johns)

She’s in the business of teaching women to fight back

Megha Vora's self-defense course has empowered thousands of women and girls across India. One of Google's top talents is helping her further her cause.
Illustration of woman holding items for office and home tasks (State Dept.)video

Economies flourish with more women-owned businesses [video]

The ranks of female entrepreneurs are growing fast for a good reason. A country's GDP jumps when female business owners get the capital and help they need.
Ahd Kamel in dark dress standing on red carpet (© Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/DIFF)

International actresses find their place on American TV, movie sets

Saudi-American Ahd Kamel and Kenyan-Mexican Lupita Nyong’o are among the international actresses who have found success in American television or cinema.
Illustration of woman pushing economic graph upward (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Here’s how U.S. companies help women worldwide

Major U.S. corporations are steering their charity to women's economic empowerment, from factory workers to women-owned businesses.
Woman riding horse, swinging large whip (© Melissa Farlow/National Geographic)

Labor Day in pictures: American women at work

When it was first instituted in 1882, Labor Day was the "workingman's holiday." Take a look at some of the women who make up nearly half the U.S. workforce.
Collage of women's faces (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Inspired by America, they’re heading home with big plans

Women from Afghanistan, Egypt and Jordan are among 80 young leaders who spent the summer studying in the U.S. as part of a State Department program.
Wonder Woman holding shield and removing sword from scabbard (© 2017 Warner Bros./Clay Enos)

Wonder Woman smashes box-office records and gender stereotypes

The Wonder Woman movie, directed by American Patty Jenkins and starring Israeli Gal Gadot, is bringing attention to women's roles in Hollywood and beyond.