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Posted byon July 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM EDT
Sally Ride was a national hero and a powerful role model who inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to help them get there by advocating for a greater focus on science and math in our schools. Sally’s life showed us that there are no limits to what we can achieve
Posted byon July 18, 2012 at 3:48 PM EDT
Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank meets with women to discuss the U.S. economy.
Posted byon July 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM EDT
Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, discusses the successes of Title IX as well as the important work that remains to be done.
Posted byon July 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM EDT
In a live Google+ Hangout, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and White House Director of Public Engagement Jon Carson will join women leaders across the country to discuss local food and agriculture, answer questions submitted by the public, and launch the latest version of Compass, the interactive Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food map.
Posted byon July 6, 2012 at 12:27 PM EDT
A group of young women from the Middle East and North Africa interested in careers in science and technology – also known as TechGirls – visited the White House for an interactive discussion about the ways women can utilize innovation and technology to make a difference in the world
Posted byon June 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM EDT
Many Americans are already seeing benefits from the Affordable Care Act, from mothers who no longer have to worry about their children with pre-existing conditions losing their health coverage, to young adults who can stay on their parent's insurance plans until age 26, to seniors who are saving money on their prescription drugs.
Posted byon June 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM EDT
National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling writes about his father, Larry Sperling, who fought and won 40 years ago to ensure young women their full rights to compete in sports.
Posted byon June 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM EDT
Billie Jean King was at the White House this week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark legislation that forever changed the academic, athletic and professional fields of America. This was a critical moment in our Nation’s history that King, and millions of girls and women like her, will remember and celebrate.
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 6:36 PM EDT
The White House Council on Women and Girls celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX with dozens of advocates and leaders who are continuing the fight for gender equity in our schools
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden's initiative to prevent violence and abuse against women introduces a new public service announcement to help young men hear from other men they respect that violence is wrong and that men must help end it by speaking out.