Keeping America's Women Moving Forward: The Key to an Economy Built to Last

Within months of taking office, President Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls with the explicit mandate to ensure that every agency, department, and office in our federal government – with the policies they draft, the programs they create, and the legislation they support – takes into account the needs and aspirations of American women and girls. Over the past three years, the Obama Administration has worked tirelessly to promote equality; enhance women’s economic security; and ensure that women have the opportunities they need and deserve at every stage of their lives, from obtaining training and education, to succeeding in the workforce and supporting their families, to retiring with dignity and security.

This report provides a sampling of the policies, programs, and legislative initiatives that have resulted from these efforts. It is by no means a comprehensive list, but rather a reflection of the depth and breadth of the President’s commitment to the lives of women and girls.