The White House hosts an African American Women’s Forum, bringing women from across the nation together for an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to women in the African American community.
The STEM Master Teacher Corps initiative will strengthen the quality of STEM education nation-wide and help meet the President’s goal of moving U.S. students from the middle to the top of the pack in math and science.
A group of young women from the Middle East and North Africa interested in careers in science and technology – also known as TechGirls – visited the White House for an interactive discussion about the ways women can utilize innovation and technology to make a difference in the world
Billie Jean King was at the White House this week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark legislation that forever changed the academic, athletic and professional fields of America. This was a critical moment in our Nation’s history that King, and millions of girls and women like her, will remember and celebrate.
Recognizing women as drivers of economic growth and as essential actors for strengthening global peace and security, recent G8 and NATO summits made history by placing women’s rights squarely on the agenda.
Valerie Jarrett explains that the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill passed by the House leaves out leaves out the important protections and exposes more students, Native Americans, and LGBT Americans to the threat of violence.
Some of the nation’s top women scientists and engineers take a break from their daily responsibilities at the heights of federal, private, and academic science and technology enterprises to urge girls to open their minds to careers in these fields.
While reflecting upon the importance of Equal Pay Day, the Deputy Secretary of Commerce explains how American policies support the creativity and entrepreneurship needed to promote a competitive and growing economy.
According to the latest U.S. Census statistics, on average, full-time working women earned 77 cents to every dollar earned by men, which means less for families’ everyday needs, less for investments in our children’s futures, and, when added up over a lifetime of work, substantially less for retirement
Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, announces a Presidential Memorandum establishing a working group to explore the intersection of HIV/AIDS, violence against women and gender-related health disparities.
Women’s History Month is a time to recognize achievements by women in the financial sector and to consider how far we have come from an era when women were not afforded the training or opportunities to serve their nation in this capacity.