Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, the President addressed major world issues like the crisis in Japan and the conflict in the Middle East. The President also dedicated his weekly address to Women's History Month and the importance of fair pay and educating girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
On Saturday, the Director of the Council on Women and Girls, Tina Tchen, spoke to a crowded room of young feminist activists about the Administration's efforts to advance the rights of women and girls.
This week, Valerie Jarrett spoke at the NASA Headquarters to almost 200 young women from the Washington area about the importance of science and technology education for girls. Rebecca Keiser, the NASA Representative to the Council on Women and Girls, talks about the vital roles women have played in scientific discovery and exploration and the great new Women@NASA website.
On Tuesday, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett spoke on the importance of workplace flexibility to a group who is leading the charge on workplace flexibility issues: the Society for Human Resource Management.
As part of our Women's History Month Women in the Administration Series, meet Taryn Benarroch, Confidential Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Education. In this post, you'll hear about Taryn's role models, her supportive family, her passion for education, and the TEACH initiative she helps run at the Department of Education.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! Women’s History Month is in full swing, and this week the Administration celebrated remarkable women and girls around the world during the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.
This week at the State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony, together with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama. The ceremony took place on the 100th Anniversary of International Women Day.
On March 4th, the Center for American Progress and the White House Council on Women and Girls held and event with administration officials and policy experts to discuss the new White House report, “Women in America, Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being.” The report challenges policymakers, researchers, and advocates to do more to further the collection of gender-specific data in the future.
On March 1st, the Administration kicked off our annual celebration of Women’s History Month. The President reaffirmed his commitment to improving the welfare of women and girls by releasing a Data Report that discusses the status of women in the spheres of health care, violence, education, populations and families, and employment.
In the Council on Women and Girls series, Meet the Women of the Administration, we asked Assistant Secretary Tammy Duckworth to reflect on how she developed an interest and expertise in government affairs and public service and to weigh in on how she balances work and family. Take a look and find out what keeps Assistant Secretary Duckworth inspired!
On March 4th the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) met to discuss the Administration’s goal of achieving gender equality for individuals who serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces.
March 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM ET by Adrienne Fraser Darling
In "Women in America: Investing in what works," Jack Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget discusses the White House release of the new report "Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being."
Yesterday, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett attended a luncheon hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). At this luncheon, the speakers and attendees celebrated the launch of President Obama’s Women Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls weekly highlights! This week, President Obama went to Cleveland Ohio to discuss how cities all across America can reinvent themselves to compete in a robust and modern economy. Read the CWG highlights for more information on our activities.
Ambassador Susan E. Rice addressed the first session of the United Nations (UN) Women Executive Board. UN Women, which was established in July of 2010, is dedicated to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women on a global scale. As a human rights champion, UN Women was established to accelerate the advancement of women and girls worldwide.
January 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM ET by Taara Rangarajan