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Tina Tchen is an Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady Michelle Obama. Within the Obama Administration she also serves as the Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls and the past Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Tchen was previously a partner in corporate litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In that capacity, Tchen represented public agencies in state and federal class actions, including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and the Chicago Housing Authority. Tchen is the recipient of many awards, including the Leadership Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (1999); "Women of Achievement" award from the Anti-Defamation League (1996); and Chicago Lawyer "Person of the Year" (1994).
Thousands of Chicago children are now living in neighborhoods where a funeral for a teenager is considered unfortunate, but not unusual; where wandering onto the wrong block or even just standing on your own front porch can mean putting yourself at risk. This needs to change.
The White House Council on Women and Girls is hosting a Forum on Women and the Economy. You're invited to watch live and participate online.
Learn about the California Women's Conference and watch First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's remarks at the Conference, in which they addressed issues of concern to women and families, with a special look at military families.
Watch President Obama’s remarks and hear about the Obama Administration’s Participation in this year's Fortune Most Powerful Women's Summit.
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Chief Official White House Photographer
Advisor on Violence Against Women
Director of Online Engagement for the Office of Digital Strategy