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).
Tina Tchen's Posts
- June 14, 2014 at 5:44 PM EDT
Joining Forces welcomes new Executive Director, Colonel Steve Parker, US Army. Colonel Parker brings a wide range of experiences as a Soldier, father, and husband in support of service members, veterans and military families.
- April 28, 2014 at 1:58 PM EDT
Millions of working parents in America are struggling to hold jobs that make ends meet, while worrying about who is taking care of their kids. Many people have to choose between a job and sick child or parent, and many give up a career they trained long and hard for in order to meet the needs of their families. It’s time for our workplaces to adapt to the changing workforce.
- February 5, 2014 at 3:45 PM EDT
The First Lady shares a special video message in which she talks about being the first in her family to attend college.
- November 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM EDT
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited sophomores at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC.
- July 24, 2013 at 8:43 AM EDT
Since 1973, OCA has brought together diverse and far reaching communities for a common cause: to advance the social, political, and economic wellbeing of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States.
- July 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM EDT
Joining Forces is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, United States Army Colonel Rich Morales.
- April 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT
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.
- April 4, 2012 at 7:17 PM EDT
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.
- January 5, 2011 at 2:11 PM EDT
Read Tina Tchen's post about joining the Office of the First Lady.
- December 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM EDT
Read Tina Tchen's blog the Obama Administration's continued efforts to improve our Nation's Workplace Flexibility.