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Join the 2023 Earth Day Photo Challenge

The photos above from left to right were submitted in previous Earth Day Photo Challenges by Joyce H., USPTO; Charlotte M., NOAA; Krishnan M., USPTO; Carl N., NOAA; and Jack L., NOAA. The Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs (OSEEP) is excited to bring back its virtual Department of Commerce Earth Day Photo Challenge! This year’s theme is “Investing in our Planet”—whether that...

Women’s History Month: Engaging Women Worldwide Through Trade

As we reach the end of Women’s History Month 2023, I thought this would be a good time to reflect on my career journey and appreciate the women who have inspired and uplifted me over the past 30 years at the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA). I have been so fortunate to work with amazing women leaders and entrepreneurs across the nation and world – particularly in the...

Building a New American Workforce that Taps into the Limitless Potential of Women

By U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo As the Secretary of Commerce, my focus is building the long-term competitiveness of the United States. However, if we don’t invest in women’s success, we won’t be able to compete. This was a priority for me when I was Governor of Rhode Island, and it’s a priority for me now as Secretary of Commerce. I believe in uplifting women in our workforce, in the...

Now Released: 2022 Best Places to Work in The Federal Government

Department of Commerce Ranked 4th in Best Places to Work Amongst Large Agencies The Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group joined the Washington Post to release the 2022 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings: Top 10 edition. It is our pleasure to announce that the Department of Commerce ranked the 4th Best Place to Work in the Federal Government, among large...

Women’s History Month: Carrying the Torch of Public Service from Tehran to New York

Roxanne Moadel-Attie, New York Regional Office Program Manager, U.S. Census Bureau When asked what most motivated me to join the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau, I often point to my graduate research on the psychosocial impacts of racial classification, modeling the integration of both Middle Eastern North African (MENA) and Hispanic/Latino race categories as well as other recommendations...

Women’s History Month: Impacting Innovation and Economic Growth

By Brittany Sickler, Networks Program Manager, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Women’s History Month has always been an important time for me to consider the remarkable—and ordinary—stories in our country’s journey to equality. For instance, just after my mother was born in 1944, a bill was introduced proposing employers be required to pay women equal pay for equal work – an...

Women’s History Month: Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment at Home and Abroad

By Nicolette Mena, International Program Specialist, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) My name is Nicolette Mena, and I am an International Program Specialist at the Commerce Department’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). I have worked at CLDP for almost four years, primarily focusing my efforts on the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, and Latin America regions. Before joining CLDP...

Women’s History Month: Science is for Everyone

By Dr. Jeanette Davis, Marine Microbiologist and Policy Advisory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Dr. Jeanette Davis. I am Marine Microbiologist and Policy Advisor to the Deputy Undersecretary at the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). I started my journey as a scientist at Hampton University where, as a freshman, I...