Meet the Women of the Administration is a feature showcasing inspiration women working in the Federal Government. In this installment, meet Dr. Rebecca Blank, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other high-level officials participated in the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, demonstrating the Administration's commitment to promoting women's empowerment around the world.
Two female snowboarders are in Armenia as Sports Envoys for the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, giving clinics and stressing the importance of female participation in sports.
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske reports on a visit to The Next Door, a transitional residential program in Knoxville, TN that's helping women coming out of incarceration stay clear of addiction and rebuild their lives.
The 24th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day was celebrated on February 3rd, recognizing the accomplishments of all female athletes, from girls running their first races to the athletes participating in this year’s XXI Olympic Winter Games.
The United Nations has appointed Margot Wallstrom as the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, a newly created position to lead, coordinate, and advocate for efforts to end conflict-related sexual violence against women and children.
Tina Tchen, executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, travels to Florida to learn about innovative programs to combat substance abuse and address the problem of homelessness for women veterans.
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, talks about the recent DOJ announcement that the department is strengthening its commitment to fighting crimes of violence against Native American women.
Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, visits Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates where she meets with a group of students who are taking advantage of new opportunities for women in education and society.