Many congratulations to our Global Leadership Ambassador Ziauddin Yousafzai on the launch of his book ‘Let Her Fly’!

In this episode, Voice of America Director Amanda Bennett discusses her experience being a woman in journalism, approaching leadership roles in a male-dominated industry, and how women sometimes subconsciously create barriers for themselves through self-selection.

In this episode, International Broadcaster for VOA Uzbek Navbahor Imamova discusses what it was like growing up as a young girl with journalism aspirations in a Muslim Soviet society, the importance of building confidence in your abilities, and navigating a journalism career in a state with limited freedom of the press.

Algeria is one of the many countries which are "pursuing parity," according to the Global Women's Leadership Initiative Index (Leadership Index). In these countries, there are few women in leadership positions and across all functions and roles in government. Over the past decade, Algeria has made progress in advancing women's rights but still faces challenges in terms of leadership. Algeria is a country pursuing parity.

The Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) is happy to announce its 2019 Student Research Competition. The annual competition is open to students of WPSP partner colleges who have conducted research in the field of women’s leadership or political participation. 

The mid-term elections will see an unprecedented 318 women contesting Congressional and gubernatorial elections. Notable also is the unprecedented number of women in the race who have former military experience. In commemoration of Women’s Equality Day, we present the profiles of 29 courageous women with military experience who are attempting to break new ground in public elected office.