President Obama stopped by the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS to lay out his plan to help alleviate this burden for every middle-class family who is working and trying to raise young children.
At a time when 60 percent of households with children do not have a stay-at-home parent -- and center-based child care for an infant in three out of five states costs more than tuition and fees at four-year public universities -- we’ve got to act again.
As part of the President’s commitment to equal opportunity for all students, the Domestic Policy Council and the Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Georgetown University Law Center on Poverty and Inequality highlighted programs that focus on developing the talent of girls of color and low-income girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE) careers.
Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Senior Adviser and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama
Deputy Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault releases a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU), created to improve communication and coordination between campuses and local law enforcement.
The Department of Health and Human Services released a report detailing the important strides we have made in women’s health as a result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
A new CWG report delves into the inequities and distinct challenges facing women of color, while examining some of the efforts underway to close unfair gaps in educational outcomes, pay, career opportunity, health disparities, and more.
At Rhode Island College in Providence, President Obama delivered remarks on the importance of empowering women and girls in our economy. “When women succeed, America succeeds, and we need leaders who understand that,” he told the audience.
In keeping with an annual tradition to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the North Portico of the White House, as well as the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory, is lit pink to honor those battling the disease, those we’ve lost, their families, and the survivors.