Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
Black women have been leaders in the fight for rights for hundreds of years, paving the way for today's Black Americans in politics.
Jacinta Migo is the first native American Samoan woman to achieve the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Learn more about her service.
"Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton was the first woman to achieve several milestones during her career as a foreign service officer. Learn more here.
A portrait made of broken glass displayed on Washington’s National Mall saluted Vice President Kamala Harris as a glass ceiling breaker
The 15th annual International Women of Courage Awards recognized 21 women from 15 different countries who fight every day for their communities.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has made history by becoming the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Katalin Karikó's research, once ignored by other scientists, led to mRNA technologies that enabled COVID-19 vaccines and will likely yield more therapies.
For Women's History Month, we salute these trailblazers who gave women in the United States a voice on the world's diplomatic stage.