White House United State of Women Summit

WH US State of Women Summit

White House United State of Women Summit
The White House hosts a summit to celebrate the progress made on behalf of women and girls domestically and internationally over the course of this Administration and to discuss solutions to the challenges they still face.

WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT: THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN

The White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is announcing The White House Summit on the United State of Women, with the theme “Today, we change tomorrow” which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on May 23, 2016. From the launch of the Let Girls Learn initiative to help adolescent girls worldwide attend school, to nationwide efforts to prevent campus sexual assault through the “It’s on Us” campaign, to policies and programs to help workplaces better support working families, advancing equality for all women and girls has been at the forefront of this President’s agenda.

This Summit will be a moment to mark the significant progress we made on behalf of women and girls both domestically and internationally over the course of the Administration, and will also offer an opportunity to discuss solutions to the challenges they still face. The White House Summit on the United State of Women will bring together a diverse group of business leaders, academics, activists, nonprofit leaders, elected officials and others and will focus in on six key areas that impact women and girls: (1) Educational Opportunity, (2) Health and Wellness, (3) Economic Prosperity, (4) Violence Against Women, (5) Civic Engagement, Leadership and Visibility, and (6) Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Together with our co-hosts, we seek to address these critical issues, and bring together people from all backgrounds to learn from each other. The Summit is being held with additional cooperation from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, the Tory Burch Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

For more: http://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/

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White House United State of Women Summit will focus on the following:

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White House United State of Women Summit – Schedule

8:30 AM FIRST PLENARY – Violence Against Women and Health and Wellness

9:10 AM Vice President Biden delivers remarks on Violence Against Women
Introducer: Meghan Yap, It’s On Us Champion of Change

10:50 AM SOLUTIONS SEMINARS

12:30 PM SECOND PLENARY – Economic Opportunity and Entrepreneurship & Innovation

2:30 PM President Obama delivers remarks

4:10 PM THIRD PLENARY – Civic Engagement, Leadership and Visibility

4:20 PM  Attorney General Loretta Lynch Delivers Remarks on Issues Affecting Women

5:20 PM Armchair Coversation on Trailblazing the Path for the Next Generation of Women with First Lady Michelle Obama and Ms. Oprah Winfrey

6:10 PM Closing Remarks by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair, White House Council on Women and Girls
Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

7:00 PM First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at The United State of Women Dinner

For the full list of speakers: http://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/summit-details/

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June 14, 2016 
White House United State of Women Summit
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC 

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Live Stream: https://www.whitehouse.gov/live

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  1. WH

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    9:10 AM
    Vice President Biden delivers remarks on Violence Against Women
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

    10:00 AM
    10:25 AM
    President Obama convenes a National Security Council meeting on Counter Terrorism
    U..S. Treasury

    11:00 AM
    11:55 AM
    President Obama delivers remarks on Progress in the Fight Against Terrorism
    U..S. Treasury

    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    Vice President Biden Speaks at the 75th Annual Father of the Year Awards
    New York, NY

    2:00 PM
    2:20 PM
    President Obama delivers remarks at the White House US State of Women Summit
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    2:30 PM
    Vice President Biden Speaks at LaGuardia Groundbreaking Event with Governor Cuomo
    New York, NY

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    5:20 PM
    First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the White House US State of Women Summit
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

    6:00 PM
    6:45 PM
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a picnic for the Members of Congress
    South Lawn

    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  2. WH US State of Women Summit

    White House United State of Women Summit
    The White House hosts a summit to celebrate the progress made on behalf of women and girls domestically and internationally over the course of this Administration and to discuss solutions to the challenges they still face.

    WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT: THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN

    The White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is announcing The White House Summit on the United State of Women, with the theme “Today, we change tomorrow” which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on May 23, 2016. From the launch of the Let Girls Learn initiative to help adolescent girls worldwide attend school, to nationwide efforts to prevent campus sexual assault through the “It’s on Us” campaign, to policies and programs to help workplaces better support working families, advancing equality for all women and girls has been at the forefront of this President’s agenda.

    This Summit will be a moment to mark the significant progress we made on behalf of women and girls both domestically and internationally over the course of the Administration, and will also offer an opportunity to discuss solutions to the challenges they still face. The White House Summit on the United State of Women will bring together a diverse group of business leaders, academics, activists, nonprofit leaders, elected officials and others and will focus in on six key areas that impact women and girls: (1) Educational Opportunity, (2) Health and Wellness, (3) Economic Prosperity, (4) Violence Against Women, (5) Civic Engagement, Leadership and Visibility, and (6) Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

    Together with our co-hosts, we seek to address these critical issues, and bring together people from all backgrounds to learn from each other. The Summit is being held with additional cooperation from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, the Tory Burch Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

    For more: http://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/

    • Vice President Biden delivers remarks on Violence Against Women
      Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

      Published on Jun 14, 2016

      There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, the United State of Women Summit will rally all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how we’re going to take action moving forward. Covering key gender equality issues, we’ll make a powerful difference in our collective future.

    • June 14, 2016

      Remarks by the President at United States of Women Summit

      Walter E. Washington Convention Center
      Washington, D.C.

      2:46 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Can you please give it up again for Mikaila? (Applause.) What an amazing young lady. I will be back on the job market in seven months, so I hope she is hiring. (Laughter.)

      I was just told backstage, when she was asked to introduce me, there were some folks who were organizing this amazing event that said, is she going to feel a little nervous speaking in front of 5,000 people? And so they asked her and she said, oh, no, I just spoke to 11,000 last week. (Laughter and applause.) So we were looking backstage — she was on her tippy-toes with her entrepreneurial self. (Laughter.)

      So I know you’re really here to see Michelle. (Applause.) Or Oprah. (Applause.) Actually, they’re together, so you’re here to see both of them. (Laughter.) I cannot compete with them. (Applause.) But I did want to stop by and make one thing very clear — I may be a little grayer than I was eight years ago, but this is what a feminist looks like. (Applause.) Of course, in my household there’s no choice. (Laughter.)

      It is great to be with so many friends. One of my first acts as President was to establish the White House Council on Women and Girls, led by Tina Tchen and Valerie Jarrett, and they’ve worked with a lot of you very closely. We’re so appreciative of those of you who helped not just make this event possible, but have guided a lot of our thinking across our administration.

      We’ve got some outstanding members of Congress — of course including my dear friend and one of the finest Speakers we’ve ever had, and hope to soon have again, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. (Applause.) And I want to thank all of you who worked so hard to make this event happen. Because this is an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come, and why it is we’ve got to keep going.

      It was almost 100 years ago that Alice Paul and her fellow suffragists were arrested for picketing outside the White House for the right to vote. Today, women make up more than half of the electorate. For the first time in history, a woman is a major party’s presumptive presidential nominee. (Applause.) And we are here, at the first-ever White House Summit on the United State of Women. (Applause.)

      Because of all of you, over the past seven years, we have significantly improved the lives of women and girls not just here at home, but around the world. And I could not be prouder of what we’ve accomplished. I want to talk about why it matters, and why we’ve got to do more.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/14/remarks-president-united-states-women-summit

    • June 14, 2016

      Remarks by the First Lady and Oprah Winfrey in a Conversation at the United State of Women Summit

      Washington Convention Center
      Washington, D.C.

      6:43 P.M. EDT

      MS. WINFREY: Hi, everybody! (Applause.) We are here for the United State of Women! (Applause.)

      MRS. OBAMA: Now, I know you all have had a busy, packed, full day — very inspiring, right? (Applause.) And hopefully, our conversation will live up to the hype. But before we begin, of course, I want to take a moment to just acknowledge what has happened in Orlando — that even as we gather here today and we talk about the challenges that women face, we have to remember those that we lost in Orlando, as well as those who were injured, and all of their loves ones, and know that we will all continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

      But the one thing I just want us all to know — that in tragic times like these, in this country, it’s time for us to come together, to love each other, to support each other and not tear each other down. (Applause.) So I hope that that is one of the many takeaways that we move forward with. And I just love you all for the work — the amazing work you all have done today and that you do every single day.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/14/remarks-first-lady-and-oprah-winfrey-conversation-united-state-women

    • June 14, 2016

      Remarks by the First Lady at the United State of Women Summit Dinner

      State Department

      7:45 P.M. EDT

      MRS. OBAMA: Well, good evening, everyone. How are you all? Rest yourselves, you’ve been busy. (Laughter.) I understand it’s been a long day. But it is a pleasure to be here with all of you tonight.

      Of course, I want to start by thanking Ayo for that very kind introduction. And I have to say, she is an outstanding businesswoman because I walked in the back, I met her, we took a picture, and she said, “You have to try one of my bean cakes.” (Laughter.) And they were all laid out, and let me tell you, they were delicious! (Laughter.) Oh, my goodness. Good job. (Applause.) And I was hungry so it hit the spot. (Laughter.) I haven’t eaten yet. But we’re all so impressed with everything she has achieved and everything she will continue to achieve in the years ahead. So let’s give Ayo another round of applause. (Applause.)

      I also want to recognize Evan Ryan and John Rogers for their outstanding leadership. Where is everybody? I kind of popped in. Hi, how are you? (Applause.) Yay. Thank you all for the work you’ve done and for being here today.

      And of course, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who made the United State of Women Summit such an incredible success. Thanks to everyone — oh, yes. (Applause.) You all worked so hard. And I just left — Oprah and I did our conversation. I don’t know — did you see it? Sorry, I know. (Laughter.) I would give you a synopsis, but it was really good. (Laughter.)

      But I want to thank everybody from the White House Council on Women and Girls, and everyone all across the administration who helped to plan this event, including so many folks here at the State Department. It’s been an amazing day. People were energized. They may have been a little tired but we didn’t feel it. And I’ve had a few girlfriends give me an update; they said they were inspired, they’re ready to change the world. So you should be very proud of the work that you’ve done. I know you’ve spent a lot of time and energy. So again, congratulations. (Applause.)

      I want to thank all of the amazing speakers, many of whom are here with us today. I’m seeing a few people in the audience. You guys, I heard you were wonderful.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/14/remarks-first-lady-united-state-women-summit-dinner

  3. Flag Day

    Flag Day

    In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

    In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

    Observance of Flag Day
    The week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week.” During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week.

    For the entire article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_Day_(United_States)

  4. June 14, 2016

    Remarks by the President After Counter-ISIL Meeting

    Treasury Department
    Washington, D.C.

    12:18 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: I just met with my National Security Council as part of our regular effort to review and intensify our campaign to destroy the terrorist group ISIL. Our meeting was planned before the terrible attack in Orlando. But obviously that tragedy — the awful loss of life — shaped much of our work today. In all of our efforts, foremost in our minds is the loss and the grief of the people of Orlando — those who died, those who are still recovering, the families who have seen their loved ones harmed, the friends of ours who are lesbian and gay and bisexual and transgender who were targeted. I want to remind them that they are not alone. The American people, and our allies and friends all over the world, stand with you and are thinking about you, and are praying for you.

    As Director Comey has said, we currently do not have any information to indicate that a foreign terrorist group directed the attack in Orlando. It is increasingly clear, however, that the killer took in extremist information and propaganda over the Internet. He appears to have been an angry, disturbed, unstable young man who became radicalized. As we know all too well, terrorist groups like ISIL have called on people around the world and here in the United States to attack innocent civilians. Their propaganda, their videos, their postings are pervasive and more easily accessible than we want. This individual appears to have absorbed some of that. And during his killing spree, the shooter in Orlando pledged allegiance to ISIL.

    As I’ve said before, these lone actors or small cells of terrorists are very hard to detect and very hard to prevent. But across our government, at every level — federal, state and local, military and civilian — we are doing everything in our power to stop these kinds of attacks. We work to succeed a hundred percent of the time. An attacker, as we saw in Orlando, only has to succeed once. Our extraordinary personnel — our intelligence, our military, our homeland security, our law enforcement — have prevented many attacks and saved many lives. And we can never thank them enough. But we are all sobered by the fact that, despite the extraordinary hard work, something like Orlando can occur.

    n our meeting today, Director Comey updated us on the investigation in Orlando. Secretary Johnson reviewed the measures we continue to take on behalf of our homeland security. Secretary Carter and Chairman Dunford reviewed the military campaign against ISIL. And I want to thank Secretary Lew and his team here at Treasury for hosting us and for their tireless efforts to cut off the money that ISIL relies on to fund its terror network.

    At the outset, I want to reiterate our objective in this fight. Our mission is to destroy ISIL. Since I last updated the American people on our campaign two months ago, we’ve seen that this continues to be a difficult fight — but we are making significant progress. Over the past two months, I’ve authorized a series of steps to ratchet up our fight against ISIL: additional U.S. personnel, including Special Forces, in Syria to assist local forces battling ISIL there; additional advisors to work more closely with Iraqi security forces, and additional assets, including attack helicopters; and additional support for local forces in northern Iraq.

    For more: n our meeting today, Director Comey updated us on the investigation in Orlando. Secretary Johnson reviewed the measures we continue to take on behalf of our homeland security. Secretary Carter and Chairman Dunford reviewed the military campaign against ISIL. And I want to thank Secretary Lew and his team here at Treasury for hosting us and for their tireless efforts to cut off the money that ISIL relies on to fund its terror network.

    At the outset, I want to reiterate our objective in this fight. Our mission is to destroy ISIL. Since I last updated the American people on our campaign two months ago, we’ve seen that this continues to be a difficult fight — but we are making significant progress. Over the past two months, I’ve authorized a series of steps to ratchet up our fight against ISIL: additional U.S. personnel, including Special Forces, in Syria to assist local forces battling ISIL there; additional advisors to work more closely with Iraqi security forces, and additional assets, including attack helicopters; and additional support for local forces in northern Iraq.

  5. 1:00 PM EDT
    Vice President Biden Speaks at the 75th Annual Father of the Year Awards
    New York, NY

  6. 2:30 PM EDT
    Vice President Biden Speaks at LaGuardia Groundbreaking Event with Governor Cuomo
    New York, NY

  7. June 15, 2016

    Remarks by the President at the 2016 Congressional Picnic

    South Lawn

    6:54 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! Well, first of all, let’s give a big round of applause to the best house band in the world, our outstanding Marine band. Give them a big round of applause. (Applause.) They can play anything. Bruno Mars. (Laughter.) Yo-Yo Ma. It doesn’t matter. I mean, they sounded great. I was rocking out a little bit in the Oval Office.

    It is so good to see all of you at what is just a wonderful event. One of the only things that I don’t like about this event is each year I see some of the same kids, and they’re getting a lot taller. (Laughter.) Which means I’m getting a lot older. But for members of Congress to be able to bring their families together on an incredible day like this is a true blessing.

    Obviously, this has been a difficult week for America because all of us are still grieving for those who were lost in Orlando. All of us still have our thoughts and prayers for the families of those who were killed, but also for those who are still recovering, and for the city of Orlando. And one of the things that — when I was talking to the mayor, Buddy Dyer, down there — I emphasized is that this is something that could happen anywhere. And these could be our kids, or our brothers, or our cousins, or nephews, nieces.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/15/remarks-president-2016-congressional-picnic

  8. WH

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    10:15 AM
    President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama
    Map Room

    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    12:30 PM
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    6:30 PM
    Vice President Biden Delivers Remarks at the Sandy Hook Promise Gala
    Washington, DC

    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  9. June 15, 2016

    Readout of the President’s Meeting with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

    The President met today with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.

    The President accepted the Dalai Lama’s condolences for the shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12 and commended the Dalai Lama for his efforts to promote compassion, empathy, and respect for others. The President and the Dalai Lama discussed the situation for Tibetans in the People’s Republic of China, and the President emphasized his strong support for the preservation of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural, and linguistic traditions and the equal protection of human rights of Tibetans in China. The President lauded the Dalai Lama’s commitment to peace and nonviolence and expressed support for the Dalai Lama’s “Middle Way” approach.

    The President encouraged meaningful and direct dialogue between the Dalai Lama and his representatives with Chinese authorities to lower tensions and resolve differences. In this context, the President reiterated the longstanding U.S. position that Tibet is a part of the People’s Republic of China, and the United States does not support Tibetan independence. The Dalai Lama stated that he is not seeking independence for Tibet and hopes that dialogue between his representatives and the Chinese government will resume. The President and the Dalai Lama agreed on the importance of a constructive and productive relationship between the United States and China.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/15/readout-presidents-meeting-his-holiness-xiv-dalai-lama

    • 6:30 PM EDT
      Vice President Biden Delivers Remarks at the Sandy Hook Promise Gala
      Washington, DC

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