Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, President Obama signed an executive order extending the Federal Government’s commitment to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion is critical for the Federal Government as an employer:
This week, Council on Women & Girls and other White House staff held a briefing on the importance of mentorship in the lives of young girls. This briefing featured a dialogue between a six female Administration staffers and a local DC area youth mentoring group, the Lovely Ladies of Laurel Mentoring Group (LLOL Mentoring).
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, Dr. Biden traveled to Kenya where relief operations are underway to help the thousands of refugees affected by the devastating famine in Somalia.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) today issued the second in a series of reports on science, technology, engineering and mathematics – or STEM – jobs and higher education.
Bringing a new child into a family and buying a house are two momentous and happy occasions for any family. When HUD’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO) learned that some mortgage lenders had policies or practices that make qualifying for a mortgage more difficult for pregnant women or parents on parental leave, we leapt into action.
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, discusses the impact of historic new guidelines that will allow women to access important preventive health services as part of the Affordable Care Act on America’s women, girls and families.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, White House Administration Officials held “Office Hours" on our social networks to answer your questions about the President’s speech and the ongoing deficit debate.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, First Lady Michelle Obama announced nationwide commitments from major food retailers to open or expand over 1,500 stores to help provide healthy, affordable food to millions of people in areas that do not currently have easy access to fresh, nutritious food.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, White House officials met with families benefiting from services provided by Medicaid. We heard from the parents of children living with physical, development and intellectual disabilities who depend on the services administered by funds from the federal government.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! In celebration of Independence Day, the First Family joined more than 1,200 military heroes and their families for a barbeque.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, First Lady Michelle Obama returned from an Official Visit to South Africa and Botswana. The trip served as an opportunity for this Administration to promote education, health, wellness, and public service.
Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls discusses the Administration's work to improve the lives of women and girls and the importance of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! In the coming days, First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to South Africa and Botswana to meet with young people from across Africa, including the Young African Women Leaders Forum.
The First Lady speaks at the 40th anniversary gala for the National Partnership for Women and Families about the Administration’s commitment to women and children, and the Partnership’s many accomplishments.
This week, the President traveled to Europe and spoke to audiences in both Ireland and England about our common history and shared values. The President also pledged support for victims of the most recent storms in the United States, and The First Lady delivered the commencement address at West Point Military Academy.
Dr. Rebecca Blank spoke to the members of the Women in Government Relations Education Task Force (WGR) about theWomen In America Report. WGR is a non-profit, non-partisan, association of professionals in government relations with over 750 members representing a wide variety of groups.
Attorney General Eric Holder and National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske visited Chattanooga yesterday to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Release Center—a faith-based residential program for incarcerated women reentering into the community.
This week, the President delivered an address that outlines how the United States will respond to the revolutionary acts in the Middle East and North Africa, and stressed the importance of women’s empowerment for achieving human rights in the region. In addition, The First Lady delivered the commencement address to the 2011 graduating class of Spelman College and commended them for their efforts to change the world.
Ending domestic violence is a priority for the Obama Administration. On Tuesday, Jennifer Kaplan, Deputy Director of the Council on Women and Girls, spoke at a workshop hosted by the Treasury Department, Social Security Administration, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Financial Security on the intersection of financial capability and domestic violence.
With women now making up almost half of our nation’s labor force, they are increasingly juggling work with caregiving responsibilities at home. Read about how the Administration is working to highlight and drive national dialogues on Workplace Flexibility.
Kristen Jarvis, Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to the First Lady and alumni of Spelman College, discusses Mrs. Obama's address to the 2011 graduating class of Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta.