This Women’s History Month, we at the Department of Education celebrate the progress America has made toward reaching the goal of gender equity while recognizing that there is still a ways to go before women and girls have equal access to a quality, affordable education, from cradle to career.
As we celebrate Women’s History Month and recognize the extraordinary achievements women have made throughout history, I’d also like to reflect on the accomplishments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made over the last year to improve the lives of women and girls.
Here at the Department of Commerce, we are committed to strengthening the role of women in business and technology. Among the Department’s many initiatives aimed toward advancing this goal are the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) efforts to empower our country’s women to innovate and create good jobs.
March 10, 2014 at 8:18 AM ET by Secretary Penny Pritzker
That’s why it’s a top priority for my colleagues and me – at every level of the Department of Justice – to fight against discrimination, to eliminate inequities, and to tear down the barriers to success that too many women and girls continue to face even today.
March 7, 2014 at 8:04 AM ET by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
As we mark our 10th anniversary, the Millennium Challenge Corporation remains committed to designing, implementing and evaluating the impact of our worldwide development investments to ensure that both men and women contribute to and benefit from economic prosperity.
At the Export-Import Bank, we’re supporting American businesswomen as they continue to conquer new frontiers. Last year, we helped a record number of women-owned businesses reach new customers around the world and create new jobs here at home.
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius wants moms across the country to understand the new opportunities for their families as we approach the beginning of open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Valerie Jarrett discusses her recent trip to New York City for the UN General Assembly, during which she attended Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women Dinner, where she met a number of the program's new graduates and participants.
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The initial VAWA legislation focused on changing law enforcement practices, improving the criminal justice system, and increasing access to shelters and services for victims. VAWA strengthened the federal criminal code, creating interstate crimes of domestic violence and doubling penalties for repeat sex offenders.
Women investors play a crucial role in helping ensure that the best private-sector ideas - including those coming from women entrepreneurs - get the resources they need to help build companies and create jobs.
Nearly 150 years after President Lincoln signed the joint resolution that led banning slavery in the United States, one form of slavery has been abolished in our country, yet another has quietly flourished around the world.
The Office of Personnel Management hosts an event to discuss ways to encourage and sustain more women taking leadership tracks within public service – whether that means government service, elected office, the non-profit world, or volunteering with their communities.
The Small Business Administration is focused on ensuring that small business owners and entrepreneurs have the access and opportunity they need to turn great ideas into viable and successful businesses, and continues to look for new ways to support and strengthen women small business owners and entrepreneurs.