women in the workforce
On a mission: More women astronauts
Former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman travels the world inspiring women and girls to become involved in STEM fields.
First woman on a president’s Cabinet put workers first
Learn more about the first woman to serve as secretary of labor and hold a Cabinet position in the United States.
The enduring legacy of Judith Heumann [video]
Judith Heumann, who died March 4, spent more than five decades working for the rights of people with disabilities.
Creating sustainable styles in Iceland, Mexico
Learn how two alumnae of the U.S. government's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs are advancing environmentally friendly fashion.
4 ways the U.S. will boost women’s economic security worldwide
Learn more about the first U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security, which will help women and girls around the globe.
How the climate crisis affects gender equity and equality
Learn how the State Department is helping to create a more equitable future for women and girls as the climate crisis worsens.
How one African woman’s startup spurs new businesses
Thubelihle Ndlovu, who worked with the State Department's Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, helps women in Africa start businesses. Learn how.
Helping women in Vietnam become academic leaders
Two Vietnamese women made history on a college campus in Vietnam when they obtained university leadership positions in fields where women are underrepresented. Do Thi...
U.S. company champions women workers in India
Read about GAP Inc., one of the recipients of the State Department's annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).