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Office Hours on Equal Futures: Empowering Women and Girls at Home and Abroad

On Friday, October 5th at 2:30 p.m. EDT join Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Samantha Power, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs on Twitter for a live Q&A on the Equal Futures Partnership.

Note: This live session of Office Hours has concluded. View the full question and answer session below or at

Last week, the U.S., along with 12 other founding members, announced Equal Futures, a new partnership between the U.S. and other nations to advance the rights and opportunities of women and girls. At the event, founding members announced national commitments to expand women's political and economic participation.  

For the United States, these commitments include new efforts to expand opportunity for women and girls in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, expand economic security for domestic violence victims, support women entrepreneurs and promote civic and public leadership for girls. To fulfill our commitments, we will be working to strengthen government policies and programs with the help of the private and non-profit sectors.  

Have questions about the Equal Futures Partnership? On Friday, October 5th at 2:30 p.m. EDT join us for a special session of White House Office Hours with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Samantha Power, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs. During a live Q&A on Twitter they will answer your questions about how the Obama Administration is working to empower women and girls both here and abroad through the Equal Futures Partnership.

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So take a few minutes to watch video of the launch last week, learn more about the Equal Futures Partnership and then join us for Office Hours with Samantha Power and Valerie Jarrett on October 5th at 2:30 p.m. EDT.