Megan Smith and Valerie Jarrett head to Silicon Valley to participate in the “Diversity in Tech” workshop -- hosted by the White House and the Kapor Center for Social Impact -- to brainstorm and strategize with technology innovators to learn about what's worked for employers to recruit, retain, and advance top talent from under-represented communities, and for venture capitalists to fund and advise the full range of early start-up teams.
June 8, 2015 at 12:41 PM ET by Megan Smith and Valerie Jarrett
The White House hosts a forum dedicated to combating human trafficking in supply chains. The event brought together leaders from the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the federal government to talk about what we can do together to prevent and eliminate any instances of trafficking-related activities in federal contracts and in private-sector supply chains.
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault releases a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU), created to improve communication and coordination between campuses and local law enforcement.
A new CWG report delves into the inequities and distinct challenges facing women of color, while examining some of the efforts underway to close unfair gaps in educational outcomes, pay, career opportunity, health disparities, and more.
At Rhode Island College in Providence, President Obama delivered remarks on the importance of empowering women and girls in our economy. “When women succeed, America succeeds, and we need leaders who understand that,” he told the audience.
In 2013, the Interagency Federal Working Group released a report titled "Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender–Related Health Disparities." We are proud to announce two major accomplishments stemming from this report.
October 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM ET by Dr. Maggie Czarnogorski and Dr. Tiffany McNair
Today, we were delighted to announce that the Department of Labor has awarded $500,000 to assist Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia in funding feasibility studies on paid leave.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed the urgent need to boost our companies’ economic competitiveness by bringing more women into corporate leadership at the Global Conference on Women in the Boardroom, hosted by the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
September 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM ET by U.S. Department of Commerce
In celebration of Women’s History Month, I met with some women business owners to learn about their businesses, and encourage them to take advantage of the groundbreaking trade agreements being brokered by the Obama Administration by exporting their products and services abroad.
April 1, 2014 at 6:52 AM ET by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
Under the Obama administration, the SBA has taken a number of steps to fully utilize the federal government’s resources in providing better access and opportunity to startup and growth funding for women.
March 27, 2014 at 8:03 AM ET by Marianne O’Brien Markowitz
Each year, the President designates March as National Women’s History Month as one way that Americans in schools, workplaces and local communities can take the time to reflect on the accomplishments and legacies of women who have shaped our great country’s history.
March 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM ET by Katherine Archuleta
As a department that develops and relies on the best scientific knowledge available, Interior is uniquely devoted to supporting women and girls interested in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Placing women at the center of our foreign policy isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s also a strategic necessity: societies where women are safe and empowered to realize their full potential are more stable, prosperous and secure. The State Department is doing its part. Just look at the progress we’ve made this past year.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we have an opportunity to reflect on the progress that’s been made both inside and outside the walls of Treasury, and look for ways we can do more to promote gender equality, expand opportunity and empower women across the economy.