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Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 5:15 PM EST
The White House Summit on Working Families focused on igniting a national conversation and setting a concrete agenda to bring American workplaces into the 21st century. These issues are real for everyone. Over the course of the past few months, senior administration officials -- from the Secretary of Transportation to the First Lady's Chief of Staff -- have been sharing how they're real for them.
Posted byon June 23, 2014 at 7:28 PM EST
Ahead of the Working Families Summit, President Obama stopped by a local Chipotle in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. for a burrito bowl, and a conversation with a few working parents.
Posted byon June 22, 2014 at 10:33 AM EST
Join a series of Facebook Q&A’s live from the White House Summit on Working Families to discuss issues including workplace flexibility and equal pay.
Posted byon June 18, 2014 at 12:47 PM EST
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 19, at 4:30 p.m. ET, join Valerie Jarrett for a Twitter Q&A on helping working families succeed on her Twitter handle, @VJ44.
Posted byon June 2, 2014 at 6:18 PM EST
Today, in Rhode Island, First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a keel-laying ceremony of a new U.S. Navy submarine called the Illinois.
Posted byon May 27, 2014 at 1:58 PM EST
This year’s White House Science Fair features a special focus on girls and women who are excelling in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and inspiring us all with their work. Since the beginning of his Administration, the President has been committed to getting more underrepresented groups, including women and girls, excited to excel at STEM subjects.
Posted byon May 19, 2014 at 10:40 AM EST
For all of the progress women have made in the 20th century -- gaining the right to vote, becoming nearly half of the workforce, and increasing their education, there is still work to be done to remove barriers that limit us from making full use of our nation’s talent in the future.
Posted byon May 13, 2014 at 9:27 AM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden invited more than 100 military mothers and their families to the White House for a Mother’s Day Tea. The military mothers in attendance included military spouses, active duty and reserve service members, and women veterans.
Posted byon May 12, 2014 at 10:41 AM EST
Nearly half of America’s workforce is now comprised of women, and three-fourths of households are headed by a working single parent, or two working parents -- and our workplaces have yet to catch up by implementing policies which empower women, and provide flexibility for parents.
Weekly Address: The First Lady Marks Mother’s Day and Speaks Out on the Tragic Kidnapping in NigeriaPosted byon May 10, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother’s Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.