White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and Shine Editor Lylah Alphonse hosted a live discussion about women in the workplace, education and work-life balance. The discussion included the findings of the recent White House report, “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being”, as well as resources including grant opportunities from the Office of Women's Business Ownership.
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- Opening Remarks - Yahoo! Shine Editor Lylah Alphonse
- Opening Remarks - White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
- Opening Remarks - Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget
- Why do you think women continue to be paid less than men even after all other factors like seniority and experience are considered?
- What do you think corporations, small businesses can do to make businesses more family friendly?
- Why is the US one of only four industrialized nations that don't offer parental leave? Why is that a burden that should fall to companies rather than the government?
- Do you think there is also a budget angle to it?
- Who will care for women and their families as women age?
- Are the new women owned business programs, set aside in the SBA, going to be announcing certain contracts and how can people take advantage of programs like that?
- What influence is the White House bringing to bear on the lack of women at board levels in the corporate sectors?
- What policies would the Administration support to advance working families outside of the workplace
- Are funding and special programs like those we see for African American males, urban males, single fathers, Latinos and new English learners, will be created in support of African American girls?
- Closing Statements