Women's History Month

"The United States is filled with great hope that our daughters, and the daughters of all nations, will continue to serve as leaders in the pursuit of our collective well-being and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential."~ President Barack Obama

On Wednesday March 11, 2009, President Obama created a "White House Council on Women and Girls" that will be headed by one of his senior advisors and close friend, Valerie Jarrett. The President's executive order came a week after he issued a proclamation declaring March as Women's History Month, a celebration that began with the first "Women's History Week" in 1978 initiated by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission that was expanded with a 1987 National Women's History Month Resolution passed by Congress.
"The Council will provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families," a statement from the White House said.