Women’s History Month-Women’s Economic Empowerment
In honor of Women's History Month, this thematic collection highlights the Department’s commitment to advancing opportunities for women as entrepreneurs and business leaders. Materials touch on barriers that still exist for women such as access to skills and capacity building, mentors and social networks, and how women are overcoming these barriers. (Source: Department of State / IIP Digital)
For more than two centuries, our Nation has grown under the simple creed that each of us is created equal. It is a notion that makes America unlike any other place on earth -- a country where no matter where you come from or what you look like, you can go as far as your talents will take you. Full Text »
This collection chronicles how 21 notable American women broke new ground, some by championing equal rights for all and others by their accomplishments in fields such as government, literature, and even in war
Equal access to education by males and females has been defined as a universal human right by the United Nations. Realizing this right by expanding educational opportunities for women and girls requires the commitment of many sectors of a society.
Policymakers and business experts have pitched entrepreneurship to women as a way to realize their aspirations and make a good living. Several multinational corporations have programs to promote women entrepreneurs, including Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women, Ernst & Young’s Winning Women, Coca-Cola’s 5 BY 20 and Walmart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative.