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
To see many of the ways the Obama Administration is working to empower women and girls, checkout the new “Women and Girls and the Obama Administration” photo gallery the Council on Women and Girls put together.
Hear what Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, had to say at the Women in Finance Leadership Series at the Treasury Department.
President Obama congratulates UCONN Huskies women’s basketball team, Coach Geno Auriemma, on winning eight-nine (89) in a row and breaking the all-time NCAA Division I basketball consecutive win record of 88 games.
President Obama signs the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which includes the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). This bill will help end abuse, give hope to victims, and provide families with the help they need.