President Obama: "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds"

President Barack Obama meets with women Members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 12, 2014

President Barack Obama meets with women Members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Today, the President hosted a meeting with women members of Congress to discuss the 2014 women's economic agenda, and the administration's plan to expand opportunity for every American.

In advance of that meeting, the White House Council of Economic Advisers released new economic data that laid out exactly why — in spite of the substantial gains women have made in the workforce — we've still got work to do to close the gender gap and promote opportunity.

The President has made clear that he'll continue working with Congress wherever they are willing, but he isn't going to wait to take action on behalf of the American people. And he announced today that he will host the White House Summit on Working Families on June 23, 2014 alongside the Department of Labor and Center for American Progress to continue the conversation about issues facing the 21st-century workplace.

Here's a look at the state of the workforce for women — featuring charts from today's meeting with representatives. Take a look, and pass it on.

Related Topics: Economy, Equal Pay
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