Minority Women Are the Fastest Growing Group of Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Entrepreneurs play a massive role in the country’s success, bringing with them new ideas and ways of business. What’s really exciting as of late is that minority women are in fact the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. Women are stepping out into the business world like never before and are truly a force to be reckoned with, as the numbers show. This means women are now bringing their ideas to fruition, securing financing on their own from banks and places such as … [Read more...]

Happy Women’s Small Business Month

If you are a woman who is interested in starting or is currently running your own business, the next two weeks are dedicated to you! Join us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about our resources and the amazing women who used them to start and grow their businesses. When to Change Your Business Plan‏ Sometimes you need to stick to your business plan to make it work. Even a mediocre strategy consistently executed over time is better than a series of brilliant strategies that keep going … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Breaking Largest Glass Ceiling-Shattering Win

Tonight, President Obama called both Secretary Hillary Clinton and Senator Sanders. The President congratulated both candidates for running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats, brought a new generation of Americans into the political process, and shined a spotlight on important policy ideas aimed at making sure our economy and our politics work for everybody, not just those with wealth and power. The President congratulated Secretary Clinton for securing the delegates necessary … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton Ponders White House Run!

Clintons Celebrate 'Female Empowerment' as Hillary Ponders White House Run Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is welcomed to the stage by her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, at the Clinton Global Initiative on Monday in New York. | Mark Lennihan/ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton marked the 10th anniversary of the former president's annual Clinton Global Initiative, pointing to 'female empowerment' around the globe as the former secretary of state … [Read more...]

HIGH Potential for Women Entrepreneurship

Governments across the world are vying to create the their own versions of Silicon Valley--super-hot regions that will spur startup growth and economic activity. But when it comes to harnessing the entrepreneurial ambitions of half the population--women--a new report shows that in many countries, even the most basic preconditions for significant entrepreneurial activity are lacking. The Gender-Global Entrepreneurial Development Index examines legal, economic, and cultural factors that affect … [Read more...]

“When Women Succeed, America Succeeds”

"When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" Friends -- Earlier this week, President Obama hosted a meeting with women members of Congress to discuss the 2014 women’s economic agenda, and the administration’s plan to expand opportunity for every American. At the meeting, the President announced the date of the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families (June 23, 2014), where we will continue the conversation about issues facing the 21st century workplace. To learn more about the White … [Read more...]

NATIONAL STALKING AWARENESS MONTH, 2014

Presidential Proclamation January 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the first National Stalking Awareness Month. In the past ten years, we have witnessed increased awareness of stalking and enhanced responses to stalking across the country. Laws have been strengthened, tens of thousands of professionals trained on responding to stalking, and services for victims of stalking have been expanded. Yet, the fact that 6.6 million adults are stalked in the United States in one year … [Read more...]

Sharon Meers – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, one that is now leading our world's largest online tool: eBay. Through her journey to successful leadership, she stands as a bright beacon for all women with families to Take Action, reach for the stars, working to increase a co-ed environment in all the business world, seriously addressing the global issue of CHILDCARE: THE REAL STORY.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators Convene in DC

Drs. Ron Valdiserri, Ellie McCance-Katz, and John Ward dicussing federal viral hepatitis initiatives with Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators from across the country. Last week I had the opportunity to discuss the federal response to viral hepatitis with some of our key allies in the states: the CDC-funded Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinators who had assembled in Washington, DC for the third National Hepatitis Technical Assistance meeting organized and hosted by the National … [Read more...]

We’re Improving HealthCare.gov

Over the last few days, we’ve shared updates with you on our tech surge and the steps we’re taking to ensure that HealthCare.gov gets better. Starting tomorrow and moving forward, we will also provide updates through regular blogs and CMS press telebriefings. We know how critical affordable health coverage is, and as I’ve committed, we won’t stop improving the site until every American who wants it gains access to these new options for care. Today, we wanted to share an infographic that … [Read more...]

Obamacare and LGBT Health, Kathleen Sebelius (VIDEO)

Throughout the administration, we operate on the fundamental belief that every American deserves equal opportunity, equal protection, and equal rights under the law. That’s why the Affordable Care Act is so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The health care law prevents health insurance companies from charging anyone a higher premium just because they happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It also prevents insurers from raising rates or … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum to address two overlapping challenges to the health and wellbeing of communities across the United States: the effects of HIV/AIDS, and the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day – Whitehouse – Aug 26

August 26th, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. We commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. It’s hard to believe that less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ida B. Wells devoted decades of hard work to ensure that women’s voices could be heard. As a result, historic change occurred, forever transforming our nation as we took … [Read more...]

Presidential Medal of Freedom celebrates 50 Years!

President Obama Names Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients 2013 Marks 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Establishment of the Presidential Medal of Freedom     WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United … [Read more...]

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