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

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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

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

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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...

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

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Women’s History Month: USPTO Highlights Trailblazing Women Inventors

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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

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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...

Harnessing the Power of Global Markets to Empower Women: Webinars this Month to Help You Go Global

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The following is a cross-post from the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration When women trade, women succeed economically. With 95 percent of world consumers and 80 percent of world purchasing power outside of the United States, international trade is an untapped resource for women-owned businesses. Women-owned companies that trade and export earn more, create more jobs, stay in...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Stats in Honor of Women's History Month

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Cross-post by the U.S. Census Bureau National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women's Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National Women's History Week to be commemorated...

Year in Review: Commerce's Top 21 Stories of 2021

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As we welcome 2022, we reflect on some of the most popular stories and issues from the past year. Last year, the 40th Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo outlined how the Commerce Department contributes to President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. "Our strategy is designed to achieve an overarching goal: to improve America’s economic competitiveness so that our workers and our companies...

Secretary Gina M. Raimondo Statement on her Meeting with a Bipartisan Delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors

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Following a meeting with a Bipartisan Delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Today, I was honored to join a bipartisan delegation of mayors from across the country who have been leading their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recovery from it. Our cities need 21st century investments in...