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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...

Women’s History Month: Meet the Woman Behind the United States’ Stringent Export Controls on Russia

You may not know the woman at the helm of the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine. Through her outspoken advocacy for her team at the Bureau of Industry and Security and her definitive leadership in the face of geopolitical crisis, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Thea Kendler intends to change that. Since assuming office last December, Ms. Kendler has served as the policy leader...

Women-Owned and Indigenous Small Businesses Thrive with EDA and MBDA Support

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Women’s History Month is an opportunity to highlight the strength, tenacity, and determination of women in American society. It’s also a time to honor women business leaders and their contributions to the American economy and to encourage the next generation of female leaders to fully participate in economic opportunities available to build a more equitable...

Women You Can Count On: A Look Back at a Trailblazer in Demographic Research

Women have long been a key contributor to the collection of data that is so critical to measuring the pulse of our nation. Census data reflect the growth of the population as well as the changing values and interests of the American people. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau has featured one such woman who was a pioneer in demographic research and left...

Commerce Deputy Secretary Graves Joins Senator Wicker in Mississippi to Spotlight Historic Broadband Infrastructure Investments Coming to the State

$32.7 million in Funding for Broadband Infrastructure Projects Will Connect More Than 12,000 Households in Mississippi to High-Speed Internet Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves joined Senator Roger Wicker in Jackson, Mississippi, to announce the details of a $32.7 million broadband infrastructure grant coming to the state to help close the digital divide and expand access to high-speed...

Ingenuity, Diversity, and Expertise: The Benefits of Women as Leaders

By Lisa Casias, Deputy CEO, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Working with strong female leaders has been a highlight of my career at the U.S. Department of Commerce. I’ve been enriched personally and professionally by the unique perspectives and experiences of these women. At the FirstNet Authority, we are privileged to be led by many women who bring ingenuity, diversity...

Women’s History Month: USPTO Highlights Trailblazing Women Inventors

In honor of Women’s History Month, and as part of its efforts to protect and promote the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs, the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is proud to share some inspiring stories of notable women innovators who have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, economy, and way of life. We highlight these incredible...

Commerce Women in STEM: Educating People About Our Changing Planet and Improving Safety and Health

Thousands of women at the Department of Commerce make a difference in the lives of Americans every day: fostering economic growth and American competitiveness, making the country ready for and resilient to climate change, and leveraging data to discover solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we recognize the achievements of female pioneers in...