The World Celebrates NASA Pioneer Katherine Johnson on her 100th Birthday

Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose calculations were instrumental in every major NASA spaceflight program, celebrated her 100th birthday on August 26. One of her colleagues at NASA said, “It’s an important story – how she empowered women of all races. And she encouraged kids to learn. She influenced culture here at NASA, but also ...
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Eighty International Young Women Gather for Women’s Leadership Conference

This summer, the State Department gathered 80 exceptional young women from 21 different countries for the Women Embracing Leadership and Service Conference. Designed to promote the exchange of ideas on women’s issues across the globe, the conference was the kick-off event for the 2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership. ...
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June is LGBTI Pride Month!

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement saying that the United States reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. The statement said in part: “LGBTI persons – like all persons – must be free to enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, ...
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Meet the 2018 International #WomenofCourage

The 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award recipients have been announced. These 10 women will be honored during a March 23 ceremony hosted by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, featuring remarks by First Lady Melania Trump. First established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors ...
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Honoring Women on International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. Throughout this month, we are paying tribute to remarkable women who have overcome enormous barriers to make invaluable contributions to society, both in the United States and Japan. Ambassdaor Hagerty’s video message for Women’s History Month Video: #PressForProgress on International Women’s Day 2018 International Women’s Day 2018
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Global Entrepreneurship Summit Opens in India

The U.S. and India are co-hosting the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad Nov. 28-30. This year’s Summit highlights the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All.” Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump delivered keynote remarks and also met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In her remarks at the Summit, Ivanka Trump said, ...
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Helping Women Thrive in their Careers: An Interview with Margot Carrington

Embassy intern Marie Sakonju interviewed Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs Margot Carrington on fostering mindsets to help women thrive in their careers. During the interview, Ms. Carrington discussed unconscious bias in the workplace, and highlighted opportunities and strategies for success. Ms. Carrington also offered Japanese women the following advice: “Be confident in your abilities, don’t undersell ...
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Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative Offers Executive Program in Boston

The JWLI is now taking applications for their four-week executive development program for up-and-coming Japanese women leaders with a clear vision for social change in Japan. The program includes participation in the Women’s Leadership Program at Babson College, a 5-day intensive entrepreneurial management program, and visits to successful nonprofit organizations in Boston to learn their ...
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