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The Women of Commerce: Making a Difference in the U.S. and Around the World

By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo

The Department of Commerce has one overarching goal: To improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies succeed in the global economy. And Women’s History Month is a great time to showcase the achievements of women scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors, educators, and many others who have contributed to that goal and continue to propel this nation forward every day. 

Equity has been a priority from day one of the Biden Administration and underpins everything we do at the Commerce Department. We remain committed to creating equity and opportunity for women and all Americans.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Commerce Department’s many diverse bureaus worked together to recognize and celebrate the wide range of accomplishments by highlighting women leaders who have made a lasting impact in demography, STEM, entrepreneurship, invention, education, public safety, and export controls.

Take a moment to read these powerful blogs.

Please also see some of the outstanding women highlighted this month in our spotlight series

I am very proud of these women who are leading this Department in so many vital areas that are having huge impacts to our Nation and around the world. Our economy and our society need more strong women like these women to serve as role models for the next generation of leaders.

On March 28, 2022, the Department of Commerce released the Strategic Plan for 2022-2026. Fostering innovation through equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion is a core tenet of this strategy.