Saudi activist Aziza al-Yousef was arrested this week, along with other women's activists. In this March 29, 2014 photo, she drives a car on a highway in Riyadh as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving.
Oyster farmer and scientist Lisa Calvo leads a team of women that harvests oysters along the New Jersey coast. Calvo says she is inspired by the tenacity, skill and grit of women now coming into the industry.
Winners of the 2018 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship (from left) are Jennifer Pahlka, Harish Hande, Jess Ladd, Lesley Marincola, Anushka Ratnayake and Barbara Pierce Bush.
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Letitia Plummer, a Houston dentist and candidate for Congress to represent Texas District 22, is applauded during a women's candidate training workshop at El Centro College in Dallas in December.
Khadire Tahiraj (left) runs the Center for Promotion of Women's Rights in the Drenas municipality in central Kosovo. The center cares for scores of wartime rape survivors, including Sana (right). Sana is not her real name; she chose it for herself because she doesn't want her family to know she was raped. "We are like orphans," Sana says. "And Kadire is like our mother."
A Colombian chef turned social entrepreneur, Leonor Espinosa has made it her mission to revive traditional agriculture, ancestral foodways and culinary know-how among rural, mainly indigenous and Afro-Colombian people.
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