The Council on Women and Girls recently hosted a White House Briefing for the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Over 100 women from across the country came to learn and ask questions about the Obama Administration’s agenda.
Tina Tchen, Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, takes questions on women’s issues on the 90th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Tomorrow, 4:30pm EDT, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement, Tina Tchen will host a live chat to honor the historic moment of the 19th Amendment and the 90th anniversary of women's right to vote. Submit your questions now, and watch live tomorrow at whitehouse.gov/live.
Checkout this blog post from Director of the Peace Corps Aaron Williams to learn more about Peace Corps’ Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) and how it encourages young women to be leaders in their communities.
August 4, 2010 at 12:46 PM ET by Aaron S. Williams
No matter who you are, the Affordable Care Act will help make your health care better. But we know that women in particular suffered under the old health care system and will especially benefit from the important changes in the new law.
This week the 2009 WNBA Champions the Phoenix Mercury met President Obama and played ball with local children on the White House basketball court. The Council on Women and Girls was happy to see these incredible women in the White House.
The Middle Class Task Force hosted a White House briefing on women's economic security. Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes, and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls Valerie Jarrett participated in this event. Hear Valerie's thoughts.
Women stand to benefit from consumer protections and Wall Street reform, and last week's passage of legislation in the Senate was a significant step towards ensuring all Americans have the protections and financial skills they need.