Accomplishment No. 17: The White House Council on Women and Girls
President Obama underscored his support for women with the first piece of legislation he signed after taking office, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. But as important as that legislation was, it was just one part of his administration's larger commitment to women.
In 2009, the Obama administration founded the White House Council on Women and Girls to, as President Obama said, "ensure that American women and girls are treated fairly in all matters of public policy." The White House Council on Women and Girls works to ensure that agencies across the federal government, not just a few offices, take into account the particular needs and concerns of women and girls.
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